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Lincoln charity celebrates 200th rehomed horse

Bransby Horses, a charity near Lincoln dedicated to rescuing horses, ponies and donkeys, are celebrating a rehoming milestone.

To date, the charity in Bransby has been able to find 200 equines a new foster home.

Bransby Horses helped thousands of horses in need since 1968, and in 2014 69 horses entered its care and 44 rescued Bransby Horses found their Friends for Life – the charity’s rehoming scheme.

For the charity, it means the more homes available, the more horses that can be rescued and rehabilitated at the sanctuary, especially as horse abandonment is high.

The charity are thanking those who have given donations or held fundraising activities in order to help them look after for the horses permanently in their care and helping others find their new homes.

External Welfare Manager Ryan Rouse said: “We are extremely proud to announce that we have reached our target of 200 equines placed in to homes under our Friends for Life scheme.

“The whole team works really hard to ensure that the right equine is matched with one of our superb fosterers and this is the best reward we could ask for.

“Rehoming enables us to free up space across the two sites and help other animals in need. The current welfare concerns nationwide puts a lot of pressure on Bransby Horses and we are always looking at ways to help.”

Shrek when he was rescued, and Shrek now! Photo: Bransby Horses
Shrek when he was rescued, and Shrek now! Photo: Bransby Horses

The 200th horse to be rehomed under Bransby Horses’ Friend for Life was Shrek, an 11 hands high Dartmoor pony.

He was found abandoned as a youngster in poor condition when rescued buy the Herefordshire team.

Ryan added: “Shrek is a special pony for both our sites. When he was originally rescued the Stroke Prior team concentrated all their efforts to re habilitate him and get him to good health. He came to our Lincoln site to finish his education.

“We wish his new fosterers all the best and can’t wait to hear updates on his progress.”