The horse-human bond: Are we getting it right?

The horse-human bond: Are we getting it right? Written by Helen Whitelegg, Research and Policy Manager Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Horses’ ability to co-operate with humans gives them a unique place in our lives and affections. But what insight do we have into what they think about us? And how can we build a positive bond with an animal whose mind and body are so different from our own? Horses and humans are both highly social animals. They tend to live in groups, establish and maintain close relationships, and communicate using…

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Cumbrian Pair Disqualified from Keeping Equines for a Decade

Couple disqualified from doing equines for a decade

Cumbrian Pair Disqualified from Keeping Equines for a Decade Seven donkeys suffering from lameness were rescued through a joint operation between the RSPCA, The Donkey Sanctuary and Cumbria Police A man and woman from Cumbria have been disqualified from keeping equines following a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. Ivan Ballatyne (DOB 29.02.1944) and Jeannie Winskill (DOB 31.01.1976) both of Southwaite, Carlisle were sentenced at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Monday 11 January. The pair, who had previously failed to comply with advice from both the RSPCA and The Donkey Sanctuary, pleaded…

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Shetland Pony Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin Trap is Rehomed

Shetland Pony Seen Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin

Shetland Pony Pulling People in Makeshift Wheelie Bin Trap is Rehomed A Shetland pony rescued by the RSPCA after he was seen pulling passengers along in a makeshift wheelie bin trap through a Cheshire town is enjoying life in his new home. The RSPCA were called by Cheshire police to Booth Lane in Middlewich on June 1 after they had stopped some men with a makeshift trap which had a small piebald Shetland Pony attached to it.     The makeshift trap consisted of a wheelie bin with the front…

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