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Yay or neigh? Romeo the pony is looking for love

Romeo is a proper gentleman and knows how to woo a lady Credit: World Horse Welfare

Handsome gelding who can be a little timid looking for life-long owner to love and take care of him.

Although shy, once he finds the right person will be a friend for life.

Looking for a home as a non-ridden companion and will be best suited to experienced rehomer who can continue his education.

Looking for love since September 2015, when he came to charity as part of a group of 11 ponies, all unhandled and in need of care.

  • Height: 12hh
  • Age: Seven
  • Location: Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Somerton
Credit: World Horse Welfare

Romeo is a very sweet little pony that will make a wonderful addition to any family.

Not only does he have a kind and honest personality, he’s also got the handsome good looks and loyalty of Shakespeare’s famous romantic hero!

– Claire Phillips, Centre Manager at World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre

Injured Olympic rider is out of intensive care

William Fox-Pitt is out of intensive care after horrific fall Credit: PA: Steve Parsons

British Olympic gold medalist William Fox-Pitt is out of intensive care after an horrific fall on a cross-country course in France earlier this month (Oct 17).

The veteran eventer from Dorset was competing in the World Young Horse Championships at Le Lion d’Angers when he suffered serious head injuries.

Mr Fox-Pitt remains in a hospital in France and his family remain hugely grateful to the team looking after him.


Abandoned horses need a home

An animal sanctuary in Somerset have two beautiful young horses in need of a home.

5-year-old Sydney was found with a group of 14 other pregnant mares.

She gave birth to a daughter - India - in April at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard.

Now both are in excellent health and in need of loving homes.

Sydney and baby India Credit: Ferne Animal Sanctuary


  • A big girl, expected to make at least 14.2 hands high
  • When grown she'll be suitable for riding or being broken to harness
  • Very well handled and can lead, be groomed and pick her feet up
  • Ideally would love a playmate of similar age


  • It’s unknown if she has ever had any training.
  • She has had quite an unpleasant life and is often on the defence - but with some time and tender loving care, she should come round and be a lovely pony.

We are now preparing to wean them so they will both be looking for new homes with people who have experience of training and keeping young horses

– Nikki Haddock, Head of Animal Care at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Abandoned ponies are now a huge problem throughout the UK.

Horses like these rely on charities to take them in, or they wouldn't have survived.

  • Anyone who can help should contact Nikki Haddock at Ferne Animal Sanctuary on 01460 65214.

Firecrew rescues horse

Firecrew rescues horse/Photo Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a horse called Moose from a metal fence using specialist equipment.

They received a call from the owner at Church Lane, Toddington after Moose got his leg trapped.

In order to free him safely, Winchcombe fire service received specialised animal rescue equipment from Gloucester North fire station. In just over one hour, a total thirteen fire-fighters rescued the horse and he is now back to his fighting fit-self.

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