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Should I intervene if I’m worried about a horse?

Find out why intervening with the care of a horse you’re worried about isn’t the best solution.

Find out why intervening with the care of a horse you’re worried about isn’t the best solution.

We know it may be tempting to feed or otherwise care for a horse or pony you believe is not being looked after properly. However, we strongly advise you not to do this. There are a number of reasons for this, including:

  • Without knowledge of the horse’s health and management, you may overfeed the horse or feed them something that could make them very ill or even kill them
  • Providing care might make the owner less likely to take responsibility for the future care of the horse
  • Providing care may prevent action from being taken to resolve the situation in the long term

The best course of action is to report your concern via our form here. To secure an appropriate long-term improvement, wherever possible, in the situation of horses in need there are procedures which must be followed. Our team have an in-depth knowledge of horses and the relevant law and will be able to determine the best course of action.

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