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Royal Marine veteran tells his life-changing story at charity conference

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Larissa Chapman, 25 November 2014 16:51

Opened by HRH The Princess Royal who underlined the many different ways in which horses are valued in today’s society – as sport competitors, as working horses which whole families rely on in impoverished communities overseas, as a much-loved family pet and even valued in the slaughter trade for whatever price they are worth, World Horse Welfare’s conference on ‘The ...

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Royal Marine veteran tells his life-changing story at charity conference

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Larissa Chapman, 25 November 2014 16:51

Opened by HRH The Princess Royal who underlined the many different ways in which horses are valued in today’s society – as sport competitors, as working horses which whole families rely on in impoverished communities overseas, as a much-loved family pet and even valued in the slaughter trade for whatever price they are worth, World Horse Welfare’s conference on ‘The ...

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Happy ending for abandoned ponies

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Larissa Chapman, 20 November 2014 09:24

A family of ponies have found their happy ending together at Meadow Family Rescue & Rehab, following their abandonment. The herd of four were rescued and will soon become five, as one of the mares is due to foal in the spring. The rescue was headed by equine behaviourist, Emily McDonald, who then turned to Verm-X for help. Emily explains: ...

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Sponsor an equine this Christmas

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Larissa Chapman, 06 November 2014 11:57

·         Redwings Horse Sanctuary offers unique Christmas gift for friends, family and animal lovers alike ·         Adoption pack makes the perfect Christmas gift ·         Every penny goes to the care of your adopted horse, donkey or pony ·         21 Redwings residents up for adoption   Now in its 30th year, the Redwings Adoption Club enables those who love horses but ...

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Nominations now open for coveted animal welfare awards

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Larissa Chapman, 29 October 2014 16:50

  ·         CEVA Awards set to recognise people who work with animals ·         Voting open to the equine community ·         Nominations close on 13 January 2014   Now in its fourth year, the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare recognise volunteers, charity workers, veterinary professionals and anyone else who works with, or on behalf of, animals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment ...

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Parelli South East Demonstration

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Larissa Chapman, 27 October 2014 16:31

-       Parelli South East team holding horsemanship skills demo -       Led by Parelli professional, Terri Martinus the team will include Rachel Evans, Vicky Manser, Sara de Vries and Jamie Evans -       The Parelli programme allows horsemen and women to build solid, reliable foundations with their horses   The Parelli South East team will be holding a demonstration on how to ...

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Highland Pony mistaken for Loch Ness Monster

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Larissa Chapman, 24 October 2014 16:13

- Rescue horse Major lives life of luxury on the shores of Loch Ness - Owner took him for a ride through the bay at Loch Ness - Onlookers could just see his head popping in and out of the water and thought he looked like the Loch Ness monster   Once a rescue horse from a sad background, Major, the ...

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Equestrian Direct Surfaces sponsor new riders

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Larissa Chapman, 23 October 2014 17:03

·         Equine surface manufacturer sponsor three new riders ·         Ben Way, Colina Pickles and Bonnie Fishburn get on board ·         Passionate and pleased to sponsor talented new riders   Equine surface manufacturer, Equestrian Direct, is delighted to announce the sponsorship of three up and coming event riders; Ben Way, Colina Pickles and Bonnie Fishburn. International event rider, Ben Way, has ...

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Enjoy a day with Linda and Pat Parelli

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Larissa Chapman, 22 October 2014 15:50

- Linda and Pat Parelli head to the UK- They’re hosting an exciting one day event packed with learning and fun- Plenty of demonstrations for everyone- Tickets on sale now   Linda and Pat Parelli are heading to the UK next spring for an exciting one day celebration of natural horsemanship techniques and skills. The event – One Day with Linda ...

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Can you rehome a horse saved from cruelty?

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Larissa Chapman, 21 October 2014 14:34

·         A woman from Queen Camel, near Yeovil banned from keeping equines for two years ·         Admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a thoroughbred horse ·         Fined £245 and ordered to pay costs of £250 and a £24 victim surcharge by Yeovil Magistrates’ Court ·         Horse has now recovered and is looking for a new home   Yard worker Hannah Sawyer ...

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Freak accident leaves everyone speechless!

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Larissa Chapman, 15 October 2014 16:32

West Sussex based yard owner, Jack Beeson-Smith, has attributed his attendance at a recent veterinary first aid workshop to helping him deal with a crisis when one of his horses lost its tongue in a freak accident. The accident happened less than 24 hours after Jack, and colleague Laura, attended an EquineSkills first aid workshop organised by the veterinary group ...

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