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Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary was established in 1984 and in 2014 celebrated its 30th anniversary.

The charity has grown to be the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, working to save horses, ponies, donkeys and mules whose future would otherwise be bleak.

Following a merger with Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Scotland in January 2015, the charity now cares for over 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys at 10 centres around the UK every day and has a further 500 living out in Guardian homes.

How Redwings began

For Redwings, the story began with the rescue of a single pony called Sheba. She was rescued from a dealer and her recovery inspired the formation of a sanctuary in 1984 dedicated to saving horses from a life of fear and neglect.

Today Redwings is a registered charity and cares for more than 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day at its farms across the country. The charity also has 500 horses living in Guardian homes through its rehoming programme.

With its HQ in Norfolk, Redwings also operates nationally with its incredible rescue teams working tirelessly to save horses and ponies.

To find out more, to donate or for inforamtion on rehoming, volunteering and more visit