New Online Training for Saddlery Fitters Looks at Equine Welfare Issues

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New Online Training for Saddlery Fitters Looks at Equine Welfare Issues Thanks to an innovative collaboration between the Society of Master Saddlers, The Horse Trust and Redwings Horse Sanctuary, new online training has been made available for saddlery fitters looking at emerging welfare issues. The training provides saddlery fitters with guidance and understanding of the current government legislation in this thought-provoking…

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Equine BioSecurity: Healthy practices for any horse owner

Setting up handwashing points is an easy way to improve hygiene and biosecurity on any yard.

Equine BioSecurity: Healthy practices for any horse owner Biosecurity is a fundamental process of helping keep our horses safe, as successful measures can help prevent the transition of infectious diseases. Whether you look after your horse yourself or pay a livery service to do so, it’s wise to practice safety measures throughout our interaction with our fellow equines. In this……...

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What can we learn from horse herds?

What can we learn from horse herds?

What can we learn from horse herds? Horses evolved as a herd animals, and even the most domesticated individuals still have a deep-rooted need for companionship. Helen Whitelegg, Senior Campaigns Officer at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, explains how our understanding of herds has changed in recent years, and why a shift in thinking about horse management can reap rewards for the……...

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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……...

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Welcome Back Online Show

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Welcome Back Online Show Unable to host its usual fundraising horse show this year, Redwings Horse Sanctuary is once again challenging owners to showcase their beloved pets (of all kinds!) in a series of online classes after two successful virtual events in 2020. Popular equestrian YouTuber, This Esme will be helping to judge entries in a fun……...

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Launch URGENT APPEAL

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Launch URGENT APPEAL Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched an urgent appeal having been forced to spend an extra £100,000 on hay this winter. The registered charity, which cares for 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules across the UK, had been facing a hay shortage due to the extreme wet weather conditions. After heavy rain and flooding…

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Bright Futures for Once Fearful Horses

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Bright Futures for Once Fearful Horses thanks to Redwings Horse Sanctuary Over 30 rescued horses now have bright futures thanks to behaviour specialists at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. When 130 neglected horses were removed during a mass multi-agency operation, Redwings Horse Sanctuary stepped up to the plate by taking 32 of those horses in for rehabilitation. Terrified of human touch, the…

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Redwings Horse Show – Less Than Two Weeks to Go!

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Redwings Horse Show – Less Than Two Weeks to Go! #LoveHorsesLoveRedwings Excitement is building for the 10th annual Redwings Horse Show, and with less than two weeks to go, the organising team is raring to go. The Redwings Show will return on Sunday 12th May at Topthorn Equestrian Centre, near Stowmarket in Suffolk, and offers classes to suit all abilities….…...

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