It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Shayne was put to sleep recently.
Shayne, believed to be the oldest horse in the world died after reaching the age of 51, he had spent his final years at the Sanctuary enjoying himself, spending time out in the fields every day with his friends.
Sadly he collapsed and despite heroic efforts by the staff and Vets it proved impossible to get him back up and we had to make the decision to end his suffering. We will all miss him dreadfully. Sue, our founder has said “Shayne was a happy horse, a lovely old boy and we are proud to have known him. He was great to own and we are delighted to have had him and we shall miss him dearly.’ I believe that his personality and the fact that his previous owners did not overwork him helped him to live for so long. He was such a character.”
RIP dear boy.
Staff at the Row Green Equine and Pet Crematorium in Braintree carried out Shayne’s cremation for free, waiving their usual fee.
Ella Martin, from Row Green, said: ‘It was an honour to be asked to collect Shayne.
We have worked with Remus Horse Sanctuary for many years and as a token to Sue and her team we offered to cremate him free of charge, a fitting tribute.’