Sycamore Seeds

Horse Owners Beware of Sycamore Seeds

Remus Horse Sanctuary is warning horse owners to be aware of the dangers of seeds from the Sycamore Tree as vets in Essex are reporting cases of illness and deaths in horses. A typical Myopathy is an often-fatal illness usually found in grazing horses — mostly in the Autumn and Spring. A study published in […]

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Seminar Sue Burton

Caring for your Elderly Horse Seminar

The seminar was a huge success on Saturday – great venue, superb speakers and a wealth of knowledge to be gained by the delegates on so many different subjects.   Special thanks to all our speakers: • Equine Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Murrell • Tracey Hammond Equine Nutritionist of Dengie Feeds • Dr Jo Ireland from […]

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Orchid and Peanut

Elderly Horse Seminar

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary’s , one-day informational seminar will be taking place this Saturday 15 November at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood, to educate horse owners on the differing care needs as their equines advance in age. A host of experts will be presenting during the day including Equine Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Murrell, Tracey Hammond Equine […]

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Echo News

Mardyke Horses – At Risk Again

These horses have the potential to be at risk again and need our help and protection. If the land floods again, yet more horses will die needlessly. Horses died on this land earlier in the year and plenty of others have been dragged out of the mud in conditions far less wet than at present. […]

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Herbs for Horses Welsh Pony

Herbs for Horses

Fancy a nice walk in the country to enjoy the clean, fresh air? And would you like to collect a free treat for the animals at Remus at the same time? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then now is the time when nature’s harvest is ready; Rose Hips, Haw Hips, and […]

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Orchid and Peanut

Caring for your Elderly Horse

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, based in Ingatestone, Essex, will be hosting a one-day informational seminar on Saturday 15 November at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood, to educate horse owners on the differing care needs as their equines advance in age. Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased online via, or from the Remus office by […]

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Pippa Shiatsu

Remus Horse Sanctuary Host tESA Conference

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary will be hosting the Equine Shiatsu Association (tESA) Annual Conference at its premises in Essex on 27 and 28 September 2014. Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, will open the conference followed by vet, Mark Murrell MA, VetMB, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, RCVS Certified Equine, talking about the support of Remus’ horses and […]

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Scoobie on arrival

Laminitis Alert for Horse Owners

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary is warning horse owners to be aware that the rise of sugars in pastureland at this time of year causes a rise in glucose, potentially exacerbating any insulin-related issues in equines and thereby increasing the risk of Laminitis. Laminitis is a common, painful and ultimately devastating condition affecting the feet and […]

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Equine Horses at Remus

Heart of Essex Awards Win for Remus Horse Sanctuary

Fran Smith and Vicky Hearn, both of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, received a cheque for £500 on Thursday 7 August, at the Heart of Essex Awards ceremony at Hylands House, Chelmsford.  The Sanctuary received the prize as ‘runners up’ in this year’s award. Remus entered the Awards in May petitioning for funds to create a […]

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Ragwort Stem and Flower

Yellow Peril – The Plant that Poses a Deadly Threat to Horses

No caring horse owner would want their animal to stop eating, suffer stomach pains, struggle to breathe, go blind or even die. Yet this is what can happen to horses if owners fail to do one very important job as part of their care. Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary wants to educate horse owners on these […]

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