Horses and ponies are popular animals; there are estimated to be between 600,000 and a million in the UK.
Individual horses and ponies, vary in size, body shape and temperament. Although their working lives, the period when they can be ridden or driven, may be much shorter, they can live well into their thirties or longer.
Keeping horses and ponies healthy and happy
Owning and caring for a horse or pony is great fun and immensely rewarding. But it's also a big responsibility and a long-term commitment, in terms of care, hard work and finances.
There's no one 'perfect' way to care for all horses and ponies because every animal and every situation is different. It's up to you how you look after them but if you take a look around at our expert advice we can help you ensure your horse or pony leads a long, healthy, happy life.
Help us care for rescued horses and ponies
We've seen an enormous increase in the number of horses coming into our care. We're urgently calling for the support of horse lovers to help us care for rescued equines until they're ready for rehoming.
Could you offer a forever home to a horse in our care?
We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of rescued ponies, horses and donkeys each year. Could you offer a forever home to one of the fantastic equines in our care right now?