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Covid Safe Socially Distanced Open Day at Essex Horse Charity

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates on Sunday 2 May 2021, ahead of the Early May Bank Holiday, for only the second time since October 2019. Visitors, members and supporters are invited to come and meet the 200+ animals residing and recuperating at the Sanctuary and learn about the Charity’s horse welfare programme. […]

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Got a sweet tooth?

After a long weekend full of chocolate eggs, another Easter has come and gone. Whether you’re a creme egg fan or prefer a more traditional hot cross bun, we all deserve a treat now and again. Of course, our horses do too, but how do we know what’s safe for them and what should be […]

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Remus New Shelter Roof

New Shelter Roof Proves to be a Success

Remus Horse Sanctuary, experts in the care of elderly equines, has shared pictures of its new shelter roof following a fundraising campaign earlier this year. Remus raised £3,735, via JustGiving, in January and February to replace the roof after it began leaking again, despite two previous repairs. Image 1: More beams were added to strengthen […]

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Remus Takes Part in Essex Lottery Case Study

As our supporters will know, Covid-19 all but wiped out our usual fundraising events in 2020. However, we still need approximately £400,000 a year for daily food, water and veterinary care. So, a few months ago, we decided to sign up as a good cause with Essex Lottery. Sue Burton said: “If Covid-19 has taught […]

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Spring has sprung: how have your horses done?

The daffodils are out and the sun is making more appearances – yes, spring is well and truly on its way! It’s been a long, hard winter for everyone, but how are your horses doing? From a welfare point of view there are a few things we need to be on top of as we […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea for a Socially Distanced World

For Mothering Sunday 2021, Remus Horse Sanctuary are offering to include a Mother’s Day card with hand-written personalised message within their sponsorship packages this year, to assist those unable to get out and shop or visit the Post Office during the current lockdown. This year, Mother’s Day will fall on Sunday 14 March. Under current […]

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Cryptic Quiz to Entertain You

Jenny Palmer’s cryptic quizzes have for many years helped to provide a little of the much-needed funds for the Sanctuary. Her present Lockdown Quiz is currently on sale at £1.50 a copy and there is a prize of £25 for the winner! The quiz is guaranteed to fill in some of those hours of boredom […]

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What seems like kindness could kill

February is the month of love and kindness. Unfortunately, the horse world has been experiencing some perceived acts of kindness by the public, which have sadly had dire consequences for too many of our beloved equines. Since the first lockdown last year, many more people have been taking to the countryside for walks. At the […]

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Tethered Horse In Snow Winter

Feed a Tethered Horse this Winter

Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, Sue Burton, is appealing for support of a new appeal to buy a Bale of Hay, to help feed the many tethered horses in the South East of England. Based on Ms Burton’s knowledge, the number of tethered horses in Essex alone is likely to exceed several hundred, with many […]

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Equine Horses at Remus

Social Behaviour in Horses

January has rolled around again; the month of fresh new starts and exciting exercise regimes, well, in usual years at least! While January 2021 may still consist of some of that, it also consists of ‘bubbles’ and ‘social distancing’, which is not so different to some interesting new research into horses’ herds from the University […]

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