Sometimes horses, ponies and donkeys come to us in urgent need of care having suffered from serious neglect or deliberate cruelty.
These animals often require intensive nursing, veterinary and farrier care and occasionally behavioural support if their trust in humans has been damaged or they are simply not used to being handled.
In many cases these pitiful, emaciated creatures come to us as a result of the over breeding of low value horses and ponies and are the cast offs.
Often, they have been abandoned by irresponsible owners who can no longer afford the costs or time and effort involved in caring for a horse.
It can cost a great deal to bring such an animal back to full health and then to invest in training the younger ones to give them the best chance of finding a new loving loan home.
Older rescued animals stay with us for life and we continue to pay for their care for as long as they can live happy and comfortable lives.
The costs of caring for all our horses is entirely funded by The Horse Trust and our wonderful supporters.
We need your support to help us meet the costs of their treatment and care.
Sick rescued animals like the 14 we gave sanctuary to from Spindles Farm; found barely alive, crammed in pens so closely together that they could hardly move and standing on the carcasses of those that had succumbed to starvation. The total cost of their care was well above £150,000.
Retired serving horses like Gawain and Sevastapol needed immediate and vital surgery if they were to enjoy their retirment with us after years of public service.
We will continue to give sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys that come to us suffering, distressed and in need of special treatment, nurturing them throughout their final years. We need your help to do that.
If you would like to help us, please take a few minutes to make a donation on-line today.
It is completely safe and secure and even a little can go a very long way.
If you want to see how we're helping two of our recent rescued horses read about Dora and Teddy.