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Stripes Could be Key to Combating Horse Flies

The latest research from scientists suggests that the pattern on your horse’s rug could be a vital weapon in your battle against bugs… Scientists from the University of Bristol have expanded on previous research that found that horse flies avoid landing on stripes. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, used horses wearing […]

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Have a Healthy Spring with Dengie

Whilst the onset of spring brings joy to many horse, pony and donkey owners, for those of laminitis-prone individuals it can be a stressful time deciding whether it is safe to turn out on spring grass and what to feed if you don’t. Why does spring grass = laminitis risk? More grass to eat – […]

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Generate Donations when you Shop your Favourite Retailers Online

Did you know, you can help Remus Horse Sanctuary generate additional funds to help support our vital work just by shopping online? By signing up to Give as you Live Online, we’ll receive a donation every time you shop at any of their 6,000+ registered retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Argos, Boots, Booking.com, Screwfix and […]

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Pets at Home Help Out

Earlier this month we hosted a team building day for 25 Store Managers from Pets at Home stores around the South East. The event was organised as part of their Better World Pledge and their vision to become the most responsible pet care business in the world. Between them they painted the stables and the […]

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Does your Horse need that Rug?

As horse owners, when we feel that chill in the air, our natural reaction is to pop a rug on our horse, but a scientist believes we’ve got it wrong… It’s almost Spring yet there’s a distinct chill in the air and many of us have been experiencing snow. When we need to pop on […]

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Remus 40 Year Anniversary

Remus Horse Sanctuary Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2023 sees Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex celebrate its 40th anniversary. Sue Burton, founder of the charity in 1983, recounts how it all started and those first ten years: “Coming from London I had never met a horse so was amazed when having moved to Essex, on a trip to see a friend I noticed […]

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Winter Feeding for a Calm and Healthy Horse

Winter isn’t without its challenges, and this includes keeping your horse healthy, happy and looking their best. Inevitably shorter days and dismal weather can mean reduced turnout, irregular exercise and less hacking opportunities to blow the cobwebs away. Feeding plenty of forage to keep the horse occupied when stabled for longer also means keeping an […]

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Horse Owners Prefer Pets to Partners!

This probably won’t come as much of a surprise to most horse lovers, but recent research has shown that the majority of animal owners have stronger bonds with their pets than their families! The recent research was carried out by equine charity Brooke and revealed that more than a quarter of animal lovers would rather […]

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Remus 40 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years

2023 marks the Sanctuary’s 40th Birthday, which is an absolutely amazing achievement especially given all the setbacks and issues that we have faced over those years. We are proud to have done so much good work and touched, helped and saved so many horses, ponies, donkeys and other animals over the years but we could […]

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The Best Things about Riding in Winter

The nights are dark and it’s cold and damp – but never fear, there are plenty of things to love about being a horse owner in winter! It may be hard to get yourself up and out when it’s colder and dark, but there’s an upside to making the effort. Winter mornings can be crisp […]

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