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.
A pony has been rescued after it fell down a well in Somerset. More than thirty firefighters and other rescue workers came to the aid of the animal before they managed to pull her to safety using a winch. She's now back with her owners, safe and well.
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.
An animal at HorseWorld near Bristol, with an allergic reaction to midge bites, needs a protective pair of pyjamas to ease its suffering.
The charity, Horseworld, near Bristol says Gracie May's condition has worsened. It wants help to make a special pyjama suit.
Many horses which suffer from the condition wear rugs to try and prevent the bites.
HorseWorld is now appealing for help from rug sponsors or machinists who could help to create a special suit for the 17 hands high heavy horse.
Karen Hardwick, from the charity said:
Gracie arrived at the charity centre, which rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses, ponies and donkeys, emaciated and with hair missing in 2001. She has been nursed back to health and now lives at HorseWorld's visitor centre.
Police are investigating an attack on a group of horses in the Forest of Dean. Nine horses and ponies belonging to Kay Coleman and her daughter had their manes and tales cut, and their faces burnt.
The attack happened at the time of the summer solstice. It's thought the hair could have been stolen for a religious ritual but Kay thinks there may be a simpler explanation.