Regardless of their actual birth date,the official administrative birthday for horses is tomorrow, January 1st. This date originally came about to make it easier to define age groups in racing  for Thoroughbred horses. Nowadays, January 1st is marked as the horses official birthday in most Northern Hemisphere countries including France (in the Southern Hemisphere it is 1st August). Foals of most...
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Christmas is upon us once again and another year has nearly passed. 2009 has been a busy and productive year for all of us here at ERF. Many welfare cases have been investigated and thankfully many resolved. We have rehomed numerous horses, ponies and donkeys into the most wonderful forever homes and would like to take this opportunity to thank all these Guardians for opening up their homes and...
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Kind hearted horse owner Naomi gave us a wonderful Christmas present this week when she came up with the generous idea of donating the money she would usually spend on sending Christmas cards to ERF. We are immensely grateful to Naomi who has always offered such wonderful support to our association in the past. From all of us and the horses..Thank You!
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Our 2 beautiful Trotters have now been with us for 2 weeks, and what a change we have seen in them already. Today they came in for a groom (which they adore!) a trim up and probably their first ever taste of being rugged up. The weather is set to turn bitterly cold this next week and as we are trying to keep weight on the girls we thought they’d benefit from being rugged up. They are moving...
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An injured donkey abandoned near to the Dead Sea in Jordan has been rescued by British  charity SPANA after a plea for help was made on its Facebook page. The donkey was spotted by a member of the public on November 25, who then contacted SPANA through it’s Facebook page. SPANA’s headquarters in London immediately alerted its office in Amman, Jordan and a team headed off to look for...
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