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Update On The Brigg Rescue

4th March 2022

You may recall our story on 25th February 2022 reporting on a welfare case in Brigg, Lincolnshire, where we rescued three donkeys and two Shetland ponies after their owner failed to meet their basic welfare needs. Donkeys Fagin, Sikes and Dodger, along with Shetlands Twist and Oliver, are now settling well into life here at…

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It’s time to get Equine Influenza aware

3rd March 2022

Here at Bransby Horses we are backing Equine Flu Awareness Week, which takes place from March 7 – 13. Run by Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy, the campaign acts as an important reminder to horse and equine business owners to make sure the animals they are responsible for are protected. Equine Flu is a highly contagious…

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Abandoned pony becomes a dressage superstar

11th February 2022

Bransby Horses’ Tudor is celebrating with his foster carers at the College of West Anglia after bagging second place in a Preliminary 14 dressage test. Tudor, who is a 14.1hh cob, came to us in 2012. He had been abandoned and was very thin and worm infested. With care and treatment he started to thrive…

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Vet students get hands-on experience

11th February 2022

This January our veterinary team hosted two students from Surrey Vet School as part of its first equine charity elective. Jasmine Bunn and Katie McCauley have been working under the watchful eye of our Veterinary Advisor Jeremy Kemp-Symonds, as well as with the farriers, the dentist, and some of the equine care teams. Dr Kemp-Symonds…

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Pony rescued from dangerous landfill site

26th January 2022

A young pony left to fend for himself on a landfill site in Gainsborough has had a lucky escape. As our first rescue of the year, it is hoped this pony’s brush with danger will act as a reminder to all horse owners to keep their animal’s identity details up to date. No microchip was…

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What’s On This Winter At Bransby Horses

24th January 2022

Word puzzles, trails and quizzes, we’ve got lots for you and your family to enjoy here at Bransby Horses this winter, including February half-term. Entry is free to our miles of picturesque, pushchair friendly walkways, with over 300 of our four-legged residents to meet During the month of January, children can explore the countryside with…

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A Mule in a Million

10th January 2022

  One of our oldest residents, Ebony, is celebrating her 30th birthday today. Ebony – who being a mule is the offspring of a female horse/pony (mare) and a male donkey (jack) – was wandering the streets of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire when we were called to her rescue back in 1992. It wasn’t clear if…

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We Need Your Votes

22nd December 2021

We have been shortlisted in the 2021 Harry Hall charity partner campaign – but you only have until 23rd December to vote for us! With over 7,000 nominations, Bransby Horses couldn’t be prouder to have made it through to the final 10. There will be three winners picked for 2022 and these will be announced…

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A Little Christmas Hope

20th December 2021

Every horse, pony, mule or donkey rescued by us, Bransby Horses, has a story to tell. When equines first arrive here, the next steps on their journey begin and this couldn’t be demonstrated more than in the story of a little piebald cob called Hope. From the very beginning, this 10.3hh pony proved how resilient she…

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A Christmas Wish Come True

15th December 2021

Wish, a 22-year-old chestnut mare who has been with Bransby Horses for over eight years, has found her forever home – just in time for Christmas. Every single team member who worked with Wish during her many years with the charity is over the moon to know she has settled in well with her new…

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