Welfare Charities


National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC)

Since its inception in 1977, the National Equine Welfare Council C.I.C. (NEWC) has become a nationally recognised and respected member body that works to protect all equines by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.

NEWC has evolved to become the united voice for equine welfare by working collaboratively with the industry and supporting its network of over 70 like-minded members from across the UK.

NEWC works to safeguard equine welfare through a membership accreditation scheme, the provision of advice and support for welfare concerns, the promotion of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules for rehoming, and the provision of advice and guidance on equine care and management.


Email headoffice@bfba.co.uk

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Redwings is the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, caring for more than 1,500 rescued horses every day at our sites in England and Scotland. We work closely with farriers to support their client education on issues such as laminitis prevention and weight management.

We welcome enquiries from farriers who are concerned about the welfare of a horse and work collaboratively with the RSPCA and other equine charities to resolve welfare issues in the home wherever possible.

You can find out more about our work and the role of equine welfare organisations through enrolling in our FRC accredited online training that was developed with support and contributions from the BFBA. To find out more, please visit our website.


Additional contact details; for farriers wishing to talk to us about a welfare issue:

Tel: 01508 481000
Email welfare@redwings.co.uk

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The Horse Trust

The Horse Trust looks after around 150 retired service horses, funds veterinary and social research into horse health and care, and provides training for equine professionals in areas such as equine behaviour, field skills, legislation and enforcement. In partnership with Redwings we offer specialist farrier CPD. We also provide training in animal rescue in partnership with our sister company BARTA www.bartacic.org

Email jan@horsetrust.org.uk

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The British Horse Society

As the largest equine charity in the UK, The British Horse Society is dedicated to education, equine welfare, protecting and increasing access to bridleways and equestrian routes, and safety for horse and riders. The Society’s thriving and active community of staff and volunteers are committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere.

Tel: 02476 840500
Email enquiry@bhs.org.uk

You can also get in touch with us via our social media channels or visit our website