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Hopton Rehab and Homing Centre welcomed as new NEWC members

We are thrilled to announce that Hopton Rehab and Homing Centre (HRH) has joined NEWC as new members. Established in July 2017, HRH has dealt with a variety of equines needing extensive physical and behavioural rehabilitation. Their team of Trustees - all of whom are experienced in the equine industry and share a passion for […]
June 9, 2021
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NEWC Welcomes Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust as new members

NEWC is delighted to welcome Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) as a new member of NEWC. The DPHT is a registered charity, established in 2005, working tirelessly to secure the future of the native Dartmoor Pony while inspiring and connecting people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. The central tenet of DPHT’s work is to […]
June 9, 2021
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Joint NEWC statement regarding horse ‘rescues’

We are increasingly seeing instances where well-meaning animal lovers wrongly accuse charities over social media of failing to act, resulting in rising tensions and, in some cases, leading to people taking the law into their own hands to ‘rescue’ equines which they feel charities are ignoring. The National Equine Welfare Council, comprised of 75 member […]
May 2, 2021
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Charities combine expertise to help horse owners cut costs not care

Member charities of NEWC have collaborated to produce two practical guides; one to help equine owners find ways to cut costs without compromising on care and another on making the difficult decision to rehome a horse, pony or donkey. Equine charities are continuing to receive large numbers of calls from owners seeking alternative homes for […]
May 2, 2021
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NEWC welcomes British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) as new members

We are very happy to welcome British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) as new members of NEWC! BARTA provide advice, direction, training and accreditation for those involved in the rescue and trauma care of animals to maintain professional standards and competencies. BARTA’s primary objectives are to safeguard the public and emergency responders and to improve […]
May 2, 2021
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Equine Charities Forge New Welfare Partnership with Farriers

The Horse Trust and Redwings Horse Sanctuary have united to create an online course for farriers on Equine Welfare and Legislation, as part of their ongoing commitment to improving the lives of equines in the UK. Farriers are sometimes the only equine professionals to come into contact with owners of equines whose welfare is compromised. […]
May 2, 2021
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National Equine Welfare Council Appoints New President

The National Equine Welfare Council has appointed a new president following the retirement of former president, Dr Harry Greenway. NEWC is delighted to announce that Dr David Marlin PhD has accepted their invitation to take on the role for a three-year period. David is an internationally renowned equine physiologist and biochemist with over 25 years of experience […]
May 2, 2021
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Newly published Welsh Govt. CoP for Animal Welfare Establishments

The Welsh Government has published its Code of Practice for animal welfare establishments across Wales. The Code was developed by the Animal Welfare Network for Wales (AWNW) with support & input from Welsh Government officials and using the NEWC Code of Practice as its basis. The Code explains what animal welfare establishments need to do to meet […]
May 2, 2021
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Learned Helplessness in Horses

This article is a worthwhile 5-minute read - how to identify and prevent 'learned helplessness' in horses and ponies - with comment from NEWC Director, Dr Carol Hall. The Slippery Slope to Learned Helplessness in Horses – The Horse
May 2, 2021
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Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue Welcomed as Members of NEWC

We are pleased to announce that Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue has joined NEWC as new members. Munchkins were established in 2014 and specialise in the rescue and rehabilitation of miniature Shetland ponies. They currently rehome ponies within a 30-50 mile radius of their centre in East Devon on a long term loan basis. Find out […]
May 2, 2021
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