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Rescued from Bodmin Moor: Blossom, Tracey and Florence’s story


31st March 2022

Scared and hungry, Blossom am 11.3hh bay pony was among a group of abandoned horses rescued from Cornwall as part of a joint mission with other leading equine charities in 2017. All of the feral ponies, including Blossom were in a poor state of health, untouched by human hands and in need of specialist training…

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Polytunnel Appeal off to a great start thanks to £8,000 grant


24th March 2022

Bransby Horses has been awarded £8,000 from the Petplan Charitable Trust (PCCT) for the Barlings Polytunnel Project. The project aims to install polytunnel shelters at our sister site, Barlings, a few miles away from Bransby, to provide natural shelter for the horses. The project is part of a wider appeal to obtain 21 polytunnels for…

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Bransby Horses nominated for Petplan Awards


18th March 2022

We are delighted to announce we have been nominated in this year’s Petplan Veterinary Awards. The insurance company received an incredible 22,782 nominations for this year’s awards which recognise the hard work of veterinary teams and individuals across the country. Following two years of virtual celebrations, Petplan are delighted to be able to host this…

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Lyanna’s First Birthday


14th March 2022

Lyanna is part of our Game of Thrones group who we rescued in August 2020 following a call from the RSPCA. Thankfully Lyanna was born in our care in March 2021 and doesn’t know the ordeal her mum, Sansa, and two sisters, Arya and Daenerys, went through before their arrival. We were excited to be…

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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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Storm Eunice Closure


18th February 2022

We have taken the decision to close our Visitor Centre today due to the latest guidance on Storm Eunice.   As the situation is ongoing, we will assess our site first thing tomorrow morning to inform opening on Saturday 19th February. Please check back here before setting off if you plan to visit us tomorrow….

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Large number of ponies pose challenge for rescue charities


18th February 2022

A large herd of forty ponies has been taken in by rescue charities after the sudden death of their owner. World Horse Welfare was contacted about the ponies late in 2021 and it quickly became clear that the owner’s distraught family was unable to take on their day-to-day care. Despite this, however, the family was…

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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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Bransby Horses’ Veterinary Advisor to Lecture at British Student Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2022


24th January 2022

This weekend, Bransby Horses’ Veterinary Advisor and leading equine skin tumour (sarcoid) expert, Jeremy Kemp-Symonds, will be speaking at the British Student Equine Veterinary Association’s (BSEVA) annual congress. The BSEVA hopes to encourage veterinary students to explore the equine sector by offering a wide range of practicals, talks, trips and information on equine veterinary medicine…

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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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