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Advice and support

  • We provide information, support and advice to help riders and owners to take care of their horses.
  • This not only helps to safeguard the welfare of horses and ponies but means equestrians get the maximum enjoyment from them, too.

Horse passports

Horse passports are a legal requirement for all horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, zebras and other members of the equine family. We issue them for all horses that are not eligible for registration with a recognised breed society.

Buying and loaning

If you’re thinking about buying or loaning a horse, we can offer you the advice you'll need before making the big decision.

Find a Livery Yard or B&B

We have approved livery yards and Horses Welcome (equine B&B) establishments throughout the UK. Find one near you.

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Report a welfare concern

Have you seen a horse that you are concerned about?

  • We have 200 Welfare Officers around the UK
  • Our volunteers deal with around 1,500 welfare cases each
  • Please contact the Welfare team to report a concern
  • Telephone: 02476 840517*
  • Email:

*Calls may be recorded for monitoring purposes

Find out more about reporting a welfare concern

Friends at the End

Friends at the End

When you're faced with the hardest decision of all, we're here to help

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We publish a range of free leaflets covering access, safety and welfare issues

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