A few words from our Guardians….. Manon & Rowan have been with us for nearly 2 weeks and are already part of the family and settling in nicely. Their confidence grows daily and they are starting to enjoy the daily routine of feeding, grooming, feet, etc.  and can be led on a halter to their field. After being kept separate from our 3 donkeys(although they could talk over a fence...
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We have seen in the news recently several cases of Equine Influenza, these seem to be centred around the Paris area and in training yards. Equine Flu is extremely contagious and so it’s useful to be aware of the warning signs, just in case. Have a read of our report we blogged about last year when there was a large outbreak of the disease in...
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Yesterday we were out on the road taking Manon and her gorgeous foal Rowan to their new adoptive family in the Charente. Manon was rescued by one of our supporters last year and came into ERF hands recently so that we could safeguard her and her foals future for the rest of their lives. Manon was pregnant with her eighth foal, all of which were being bred for the meat trade, when she was taken to...
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Horsemeat has already been figuring in the French news this year, with opinions divided about production and consumerism between the separate sections of the food chain. There are some real concerns about the market changes affecting the numbers of the indigenous, local French breeds whose continued survival has latterly depended upon their value as a meat animal. Once prized for their meat...
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Milly and Ellie are two beautiful older (17yo and 18yo) Arabian mares who are urgently seeking a new home due to a desperately sad change of circumstance. Milly, the grey, has been with her owner all her life In her younger days she won at top level, showing in hand and under saddle, and was latterly a brood mare. Ellie joined Milly a couple of years ago, having served her time as a...
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