Concerned about a horse?

We don’t have field officers and are unable to visit horses. If you are concerned about the welfare of a horse, pony or donkey, please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

If you have any other questions regarding welfare, please email:


Looking to retire your horse?

The Home of Rest for Horses has specialised in providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies. 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. We do not tend to take general riding horses, but if you need some advice please email:


General Helpline – 01494 488464

Our Equine Welfare Helpline provides advice to horse owners on a variety of topics including responsible rehoming, euthanasia and other horse welfare issues. We are also able to offer advice to the public about what constitutes a welfare concern and who they can contact for further help and advice. Our helpline is available from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.