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Make The Most Of Half Term With Bransby Horses


28th May 2024

It’s half term and Bransby Horses are gearing-up to welcome visitors, new and returning. As one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, we offer a great day out with miles of wheelchair friendly tracks to explore, a cafe, gift shop, play park and second-hand goods shop. New for 2024, we are excited to be…

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Bransby Horses Welcome Tiny Foal Into The World


22nd May 2024

The pitter patter of tiny hooves has caused huge excitement here at Bransby Horses.  While it’s not unusual for foals from rescued mares to be born with us, the arrival of Pika has caused quite a stir.  His mum is a Shetland pony called Polly, who stands around 81cm or 8hh high, so of course…

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Why Bransby Horses Exists


17th May 2024

At Bransby Horses, we rescue equines for many different reasons. Some may have been mishandled and abused, where others may have been so neglected they have never experienced human contact. It can take months and sometimes even years for these animals to recover and many will never be suitable to rehome. What is certain however,...

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Strangles Awareness Campaign Kicks-Off


6th May 2024

Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) is an annual campaign aimed at preventing and managing Strangles – the most common infectious equine disease. From today until May 12 the campaign will run mainly on social media, supported by leading equine welfare organisations including Bransby Horses. Strangles is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes swelling of the…

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Call For More Driver Awareness When Passing Horses On The Roads


25th April 2024

One of our supporters is on a mission to improve people’s understanding around passing riders and carriage drivers safely on the roads.  Helen Henderson from Newark, who fosters Bransby Evan, is worried drivers are ignoring the law.   She has reported a number of incidents where drivers have passed at speed to the police and…

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Easter Fun For The Whole Family


29th March 2024

Join us this Easter at Bransby Horses for an Eggs-ellent Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy the great outdoors and the company of our wonderful rescue horse, ponies, donkeys and mules at our Visitor Centre. No booking needed, just ask for details at the gift shop when you arrive. The Easter Egg hunt is £3.50 per child...

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Equestrians Invited To Free, Charity Led Welfare Awareness Events


29th March 2024

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s events we are once again hosting a series of talks for horse owners covering the latest equine management topics, such as track systems and alternative grazing set-ups. These events are completely free and aimed at horse owners, equestrian business owners and land proprietors. Bransby Horses has…

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Fence Check Reminder To Horse Owners


27th March 2024

Bransby Horses are urging all horse owners to check their fencing daily to make sure it is adequate and up to the job of keeping their animals safe and secure.  When horses escape from their paddocks, their safety and that of other animals and people around them is put at risk.   We are regularly called…

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Wondering What To Read on World Book Day 2024?


7th March 2024

Calling all pony loving children. Bransby Horses have not one, but two books we hope will become supporter favourites this World Book Day. Readers are invited to get to know Pudding and our wonderful charity through these educational storybooks which are on sale now here or at our Visitor Centre in the village of Bransby,…

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Our Rescued Residents Help Raise Awareness of Equine Welfare and Care


31st January 2024

Visitors can learn how to spot a horse in need and how one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities care for these often misunderstood animals, on the Bransby Horses Welfare Trail.  Officially opening this month, the trail will be a permanent fixture here at our free to visit charity based in the village of…

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Uncovering Cost Of Living Effect On Those Caring For Horses


19th January 2024

Two new Cost of Living Surveys have been launched to help welfare charities better understand the financial pressures being faced by horse owners. The first, aimed at anyone who keeps horses in the UK, was developed with support from Bransby Horses and other NEWC (National Equine Welfare Council) members including World Horse Welfare, Redwings, Blue…

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What To Do When Flooding Looms


19th January 2024

As a responsible owner it’s important to keep your horses safe during floods. It can be useful to have an emergency plan ready as flooding can happen quickly and being prepared will enable you to get your animals to safety more easily. Below you’ll find advice on what to do to prepare for floods, with…

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Unprecedented Number Of Hoof Neglect Cases


29th December 2023

As one of the UK’s biggest equine welfare charities, 2023 has been a busy year for Bransby Horses. We currently have 292 equines on site and over 607 in homes – and as of the end of October 2023 we had rescued 119 and rehomed 83. Sadly, we have seen a steep rise in cases…

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Little Bert Finds a New Home in Time For Christmas


22nd December 2023

A pony who came close to death on more than one occasion has found a new home just in time for Christmas. Little Bert, a blue and white Fallabella Shetland stallion, was very thin and had a wound with maggots growing inside it, when he was discovered by Bransby Horses in the summer of 2022….

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