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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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 online horse and pet show raising money for Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Esme Higgs, the star behind the YouTube channel This Esme, will be judging the ‘Happiest Hacker’ class, which aims…

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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 at Christmas, followed by last week’s snow and subsequent thaw, the Sanctuary has had to use much more of its hay supplies than usual to ensure its rescued residents have…

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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 horses were unhandaled and needed considerable care, attention and training before they were classified as safe and well. Following veterinary attention, worms and lameness issues were immediately addressed while 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. While entries are welcome on the day, early-bird applications will close on Sunday 5th May so make sure to put your name down now to avoid missing out. In celebration…

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