Firstly, we were delighted to receive some great photos of Nanette in her home in the Limousin. If you can remember back to June when we first rescued Nanette,  you’ll recall the terrible curled up feet that prevented her from being able to walk very far and how malnourished she was.Four months on and Nanette is like a different donkey. We are very grateful to the guardians that take on...
read more
  Piroplasmosis is not a disease that many people from the UK have ever heard of or worry about. Two members of ERF, who live in France, have unfortunately had their horses fall victim to this dreadful disease and with their kind help and permission we have published this article to help you all be aware and vigilant of this potentially life threatening illness. Spotting the symptoms quickly...
read more

“Whats French for….?”

Moving to a foreign country with animals can be a daunting experience, especially when you need to have discussions with your vet, farrier or feed merchant. To help you, we have put together some useful French words, particularly applicable to Autumn/Winter horse care. gale de boue or fivre de boue – mud fever Fourbure – laminitis coliques –...
read more
Suzanne Jenkins, the British woman reported of starving her horses to death in Cadiz,  Spain appeared in a UK court this week. She faced charges relating to the welfare of equines under her care at her Gloucestershire stables in the UK.  Jenkins, 33, was convicted of 3 charges of causing unnecessary suffering and 4 charges of poor husbandry under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. She...
read more
Sky news today have highlighted again the horrific news of illegal stallion fights in the Philippines. Although the 3 day fight festival was banned 10 years ago by the Philippine Government the barbaric event is still very much ongoing with thousands of people turning up to bet on the outcome. A mare, which is in season, is tied up in a ring whilst two stallions, that are trained to fight, bite...
read more