Tony Goat

Tony Goat

Tony is our newest goat at the Sanctuary and arrived with us mid-June. He was found straying on local roads and brought in to us by the RSPCA having suffered an horrendous injury to his mouth, which had been slashed from across his nose, causing it quite literally to hang off his face, poor chap. […]

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Grace and Jess

An Appeal from our Founder

It’s been a tough 6 months at Remus.  During the winter we dealt with the most appalling welfare cases and, at one point, I particularly remember standing in Dartford with a dead emaciated horse behind me, a mare stuck up to her belly in mud behind me and about 50 horses all in very poor […]

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New Baby

Holly and her New Baby

Holly’s baby was born at around 8.15pm on Friday 27 June 2014. She looks the spitting image of her Mum! And, unlike with Gracie and Jess, Holly is able to feed her foal and baby is suckling well. Holly and Gracie arrived at similar times earlier this year and really helped each other, offering comfort […]

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Orchid’s Final Journey To Safety

 This is Orchid’s heart-rending story as written by her previous owner. “Ah!  I am still a family member, because here they are at last!  My dear human family.  I thought they’d got lost!  I wondered what all this was about, my rugs being packed,  my old red grooming box (which belonged to my best friend […]

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Gracie and Her Foal Jess

Gracie’s foal – Jess – was born at the Sanctuary on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at about 2.30pm in the afternoon.   The name was pulled out of a hat out of the many names given to us over our Open Day weekend and also those generated by Dengi Horse Food. We liked it because […]

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Horse Passport

New Horse Passport Legislation Doomed To Fail?

The latest news from Horse and Country identifies that “Europe’s proposed new horse passport laws pose a serious risk to equine welfare, according to leading equine organisations.” Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare has said, “The updated law being considered by the European Union, whilst making significant progress in some areas, simply fails […]

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Remus Founder Sue Burton

Experts Meet to Discuss Horse Welfare

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, was delighted to learn of the first European Commission equine experts meeting last week and hopes it will help address the worsening welfare issue in this country. With 7,000+ horses at risk in the UK, Sue believes the welfare organisations already cannot cope and, when this year’s […]

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Horse Passport Regulation

Last week we wrote commenting on the horse welfare crisis in this country and HRH Princess Anne’s reference to horsemeat, specifically the unlikelihood that anyone breeding horses for the meat trade would hold a Horse Passport.  This comment has led to our latest blog. Did you know that all horses are required to carry a […]

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Calling All NetMums

Are you a member of Netmums? If so, you can vote for us in the ‘Netmums Favourites for 2014’. Voted by parents for parents, the Netmums awards have attracted many thousands of votes from Netmums members around the UK with the sole aim of recognising the best places to go with your family. Whether you […]

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HRH Princess Royal

Horse Welfare Crisis Update

We were interested to read news online last week, that HRH The Princess Royal had raised the issue of whether creating a market for horsemeat was viable to help address the issues of horse welfare. The discussion took place at the World Horse Welfare’s centre in Lancashire, as reported by “Should we be considering […]

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