02/10/2014 Equine Behaviour Modification Techniques

On the 25th and 26th November 2014 The Horse Trust will be running two new, one day CPD courses for equine veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on behaviour modification techniques. Practitioners can enhnace their skills in handling difficult horses using the objective, evidence-based principles of equitation science. The course will review equine ethology and learning theory and explain how these principles can be used to address behavioural problems commonly encountered in practice, for example when handling needle/clipper shy horses or horses that won’t go into stocks/vehicles.: Read full story>>


23/09/2014 Freda and Felix

Freda and her foal Felix arrived with us back in March this year. We couldn't talk about them until now for legal reasons but it is now time to share their story with you. Five year old Freda and her very nervous foal were rescued from a field in Hertfordshire, both seriously underweight and riddled with lice.: Read full story>>


19/08/2014 Six months after arrival Polly is well enough to meet the herd

Polly, the sole survivor of the three emaciated horses found abandoned in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire in February is finally well enough to be introduced to the herd after six months of constant care by the welfare team. With a body condition of 0.: Read full story>>