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When the going gets tough on racehorse welfare

David Muir RSPCA Race horse welfare consultant

Every year in April, the focus of the public turns to the Grand National, but for horse racing consultant David Muir and the RSPCA equine inspectors, it is the culmination of months of advising, monitoring and working to try to get every horse through the race unscathed.

It’s safe to say that for them all, the race itself is one of the longest and most intense nine minutes to endure, watching each horse intently in the hope they make it … continue reading ››

Winning over Wilma

Image of Wilma

One week after Equifest 2017 finished, we’re catching up with Katie Moulds. Katie won the RSPCA traditional and native class with her rescue horse Wilma.

Wilma had been rescued from unbelievable levels of neglect – one inspector described it as one of the worst cases they’d ever seen – and although she’d began her rehabilitation with us, she needed the security of a forever home to properly regain her confidence.

Below, Katie tells us the story of her incredible bond continue reading ››

The story of Bracken and Bramble


Bracken and Bramble were taken into Fyrnwy Equine vets in Shropshire as the result of extreme neglect. It would take a lot of love for them to recover from their ordeal. Luckily Fyrnwy Equine Vets, RSPCA Gonsal Farm and Libby Shore gave it their all…