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Helping Horses

It can be harder to find homes for entire horses, leading to fly-grazing and other welfare issues

Join as a Helping Horses Member today if you have a passion to improve the lives of horses in the UK. 

Keep reading to find out about one-off donations.

The BHS Welfare Support Team responds to thousands of calls each year from our head office in Kenilworth– and every year our remit becomes wider and our Welfare Officers are stretched to respond to the demand.

This appeal is designed to support our essential welfare work. And importantly, to change the behaviour, through education, of people who do not look after their horses properly.

Even as you read this there are horses in distress that need our help. That is why we are launching our Helping Horses appeal.

Every pound counts, with your help we can do so much more.

We have just over 200 Welfare Officer around the country to deal with thousands of horses. While Welfare Officers are voluntary, we have to pay their expenses. We also have to run training days for each one of them, which costs £400 per day.

Other vital work carried out by the BHS includes promoting responsible breeding, lobbying for horses’ rights, and running ‘Friends at the End’ – a BHS initiative to ensure no horse owner has to face the loss of their equine alone.

All this costs money. Here are just a few things your donations can buy.

Helping Horses Campaign

How to donate

  • Visiting our JustGiving page
  • Text donate to ‘BHSA60 £5’ to 70070
  • Send a cheque (made payable to The British Horse Society) to the Membership Team, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth CV8 2XZ
  • Donate using a credit or debit card by phone on 02476 840506

If we receive a welfare concern it is assigned to the nearest welfare officer who provides advice. We don’t rescue the horses, we are about educating and supporting owners to look after their horses better.

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