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The Horse Trust is the World's Oldest Horse Charity

For over 130 years our Home of Rest for Horses has specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. These hard-working equine public servants have served our nation in the Police, the Army or with charities which use horses to help people. We also provide sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys who have suffered from cruelty or neglect and who are in desperate need of specialist treatment and care.

It is at our Home of Rest for Horses that we demonstrate best practice and deliver professional training in horse care and welfare. We have invested in funding veterinary research that has led to major advances in horse care. This training and research helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve the care, welfare and quality of life of all horses.

From our very first day on 10th May 1886 we have relied entirely on donations from the general public to support our work.

Read our story to find out what makes The Horse Trust a very special organisation and how you can help. 


Registered Charity Number: 231748

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