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Project information


To create a dedicated care system for horses and ponies with lamanitis problems that come into our sanctuaries and/or simply need more help than their owners can give. To provide a naturalisic all surface environment for promoting hoof health. to provide housing and track system of keep

2 years

Charity information: EQUINE MARKET WATCH Sanctuaries UK

  • Need


    The project is trying to adress locally and nationally problems encountered by horse owners regarding laminitis issues with their horses and ponies and with horses and ponies the charity intakes under provision of welfare concerns


    Our proposed track system and housing will begin immediately to address issues caused by poor nutrition and housing. Allowing laminitis prone equines to live within a herd and on sufaces known for promoting good hoof care.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The first aim is to create a pea gravel yard on our existing stone surface enclosure.


    » We will continue to amass small quantities of pea gravel and shuttering boards until we have sufficient to begin the project

    What success will look like

    Success will be...the rapid improvement in hoof quality of all horses and ponies accessig this yard which will lessen the requirement of costly farriery

    Aim 2

    The second aim is to create a complete multi surface track around the perimeters of our 17 acres


    » We will continue to amass small purchases as funds allow of fencing materials and begin to build the track in each area

    What success will look like

    Success will be...fit and healthy equines exercising naturally and living in natural herd groups with access to all 17 acres yet without over feeding of open pasture

    Aim 3

    The third aim is to purchase another round training pen to enable us to work all equines


    » We have several small dedicated fundraising projects ahead to raise the £2800 required to purchase the traiing pen

    What success will look like

    Success will be...being able to train more equines safely and allow them to go out on loan as backed and ridden on opening spaces for more equines in need at the sanctuary

  • Impact


    In the long term we expect to be able to earn funds for the charity by taking in laminitis cases and rehabilitating them on our system thereby giving them back a healthy life and ability to be enjoyed by their owners and also educating horse owners on the benefits of keeping horses and ponies this way. We will also be able to take in higher numbers of equines than we presently can cater for,


    We do not forsee many risks other than changes to the property which may come about as our trustees age. In that case we would look to using the majority of the materials in other premises.


    We will report to donaors on our dedicated website, via the charity pages on Facebook, via Twitter and of course by personal notifications and using local and national press releases.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200 Pea Gravel material for creating the dedicate yard
      £1,000 Post & Rail for creating track system
      £2,800 Round Pen for the dedicated equine training pen
  • Background


    The project will be created at our Herefordshire sanctuary at Lodore Farm near Bromyard. The charity has been resident at the premises for almost 11 years and foresee no changes ahead.


    Sanctuary Equines in particular but will benefit local and national equines in need of laminitis rehabilitation and help to educate equine owners in general as we will hold seminars and courses regarding laminitis inviting experts and those with an interest in other methods of controlling this growing equine problem

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We think this charity is in a good position to carry out this project as we have a good basic layout which lends itself naturally to the track system, we also have a dedicated foot care team in place who have a vast knowledge on the subject of laminitis and also we are seeing many more horses and ponies coming in with this problem.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Elaine Tasker Trustee

    Sanctuary manager . Day today care of equines. Interest in hoof care and foot trimming. Rehabilitation of feral equines and handling issues.

    Amy Jones Trustee

    Foster home and trustee. Day to day car eof equines as above

    David Edwards

    Qualified Equine podiartrist. Will be responsible for foot care of all laminitis challenged equines nd all research and reports

    Dominic Alexander Veterinary

    Our sanctuary veterinary who has special interest in laminitis and will over see veterinary needs and also research and publish findings

 help us to help more horses

help us to help more horses