Gazza has now started some gentle work with us. Starting off with long reining in the round pen, then we progressed to a wander round the orchard… Yesterday we tried leaning over him and then getting on. Even though we had been told be has been ridden and driven before (but not in the past 5 years anyway), we like to make sure they are happy with each stage before we move on to the next...
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We have been reading more and more stories lately whereby horses are offered free, ‘a donner‘, on French internet sites-often these turn out to be scams. The adverts are normally Pure breds such as Frisons, Spanish, Selle Francais horses who read to be the perfect horse. Yes, too good to be true was never a truer expression! Often the person selling the horse will be in Africa and you...
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Here at ERF, we’re celebrating – we have just achieved our first campaigning goal to help safeguard the welfare of horses being transported from France to the UK under the guise of ‘rescuing’. Behind the scenes, we have been working extremely hard for the past 5 months to raise the plight of these animals to the notice of the authorities and to ensure their welfare and...
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A few weeks ago ERF heard about the plight of Gasparin, a beautiful 15 yr old Norwegian Fjord gelding that was on his way to being sold to the abattoir. His French owners had acquired a property 5 years previous, and with it came a pony, Gasparin. They had tried selling him, to no avail, because of his previous history of laminitis. They felt their only option of a buyer was the abattoir, until...
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There are just 4 days left to listen to the very interesting Spindles Farm report that was aired on Friday on Radio 4. You can listen to it on BBC iplayer here.
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