France is no different to any other country in that each year there are many horses, ponies and donkeys that are unwanted, sick, old, injured or simply unrideable. In France it is expensive and very unpleasant to have a horse euthanased, whereas the carcass has a value. Rural France is not a wealthy area, and the practicalities of gaining some money from an animal (injured, old, unwanted)...
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Our two gorgeous girls Ruby and Ebony, rescued from a market back in April, are now looking for Guardians to care for them throughout their lives. Although we hate to say goodbye to them, they are now both confident enough to move on to new loving permanent homes, which will enable us to help other equines in need. We feel that as Ruby is still slightly wary of strangers, probably from some...
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Update on Trakehners in Spain

Various people have been enquiring about the latest news on the Trakehner horses in Spain. Our latest information suggests the situation is Spain is as heartbreaking and frustrating as ever. The horses are still with Suzy Jenkins and the Spanish authorities are apparently not being helpful. Unconfirmed reports are that more horses have died, with the death toll to date exceeding 20. The...
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Our beautiful Nanette landed well and truly on her hooves this week when she left us to live with her new guardian Caroline in the Limousin. Cast your minds back to the curly hooved, poor looking donkey that was on her way to be made into sausages….just look at her now! We can’t thank Caroline enough for offering Nanette such a wonderful pampered new life. We look forward to hear...
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We are often reported welfare cases that vary in severity from gently reminding the owner to make improvements, to involving the DDSV (Directions Départementales des Service Vétérinaires). Due to the delicate nature involved with welfare cases we cannot always disclose the details, but please be rest assured we are dealing with these cases on a weekly basis. One recent sad case was that of...
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