Whilst doing some research today I stumbled across an article where a miniature pony was being used as a guide for a blind lady. I’d never heard of an equine being used in this way before, and, being interested to learn more, found a website called the Guide Horse Foundation . One of the benefits of using miniature ponies over the more traditional guide dogs is a longer lifespan, an...
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Yesterday was a long and difficult day for us at ERF. We travelled down into Cantal, to Maurs, to monitor their autumn horse fair. It is one of the biggest horse markets in France, with the majority of the equines sold going into the meat chain. The conditions and treatment of some of the horses was very shocking and disturbing to witness, with no apparent welfare regulations in place for the...
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It’s only 66 days til Christmas, time to start thinking about presents for our family and friends… ERF has it’s very own Amazon Store where we have chosen lots of great gifts that we think you may like. Sit back from the comfort of your living room and do all your Christmas shopping in one go…..it’s so easy! And better still, with each direct purchase you make from...
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We just wanted to say a big thank-you to Professor Derek Knottenbelt , for taking the time to offer his advice to us recently with a difficult welfare case we are dealing with. Prof. Knottenbelt is a highly respected leading expert in equine oncology and dermatology and we appreciate him taking time out of his very busy schedule to offer such rapid email assistance to...
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We couldn’t resist posting some photos of Brandy (formerly Gucci) and her new pal enjoying the sun this week. (P.S Brandy is the one with the bigger ears!)
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