Our Approach

Founded in 1927, our approach to helping horses was based on four core principles, which we still hold today.

Founded in 1927, our approach to helping horses was based on four core principles, which we still hold today.

Relevance

We believe that horses and humans have evolved a unique partnership and that horses have an important role in society which is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. Whether working animals, family pets, equine athletes, conservation grazers or companions, horses contribute to our lives, cultures and economies. This partnership is right so long as people take full responsibility for their welfare.

Sustainability

In all of our work we strive for lasting change, aiming to treat the source of a problem as well as the symptoms. .

Practicality

We are a charity that believes in taking a practical approach to solving problems.  We focus our efforts on what is achievable, and part of our practicality is that we recognise the importance of working in partnership with others to create change.

Evidence and experience

We base our work on scientific evidence and on our 90 years of horse care experience.  We also support research to improve horse welfare.

How every £1 you donate is spent

  • 70p directly helps horses
    70p
    Directly helps horses
  • 30p is for fundraising
    30p
    Is for fundraising

Help horses in need this winter

This winter, too many horses will face immense suffering and pain. Just £3 a month can help

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