HorseWorld is a horse rescue charity based in Bristol. Founded in 1952, HorseWorld was originally formed to take in retired working horses that were destined for slaughter. Over the years, the need has changed. More horses than ever before are being abandoned, cruelly treated and neglected. HorseWorld rescues, nurses the animal back to health, aids with any prosecution involved and begins a program of rehabilitation with each individual animal.
What Does HorseWorld Do?
Once horses are rehabilitated; a process which can take years, they look for a new long-term home with a loaner or fulfil a role within the charity's Discovery Project. The charity aims to match the horse with the most suitable home within the South-West area. This allows for regular on-going visits as part of HorseWorld’s commitment to both the rescued animal and the person rehoming them.
The charity also runs Discovery courses which bring rescued, rehabilitated horses together with young people who are typically outside of mainstream education or find it difficult to learn in a formal school setting. Those who are referred to Discovery can have complex needs ranging from special educational needs to problems surrounding emotional wellbeing and behavioural challenges. Working alongside rescued horses in an outdoor environment gives the young people opportunities to excel in a way they have been unable to do in a typical school setting. Ultimately, this helps them to develop their confidence, communication skills and self-esteem.
How is HorseWorld Funded?
The work of the charity is made possible by donations, on which HorseWorld is reliant. To make a donation to enable the charity to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more animals, please call 01275 893020 or donate online here via their website www.horseworld.org.uk.
HorseWorld were the winners of our January poll in 2020, and we are delighted to welcome them back for our charity poll in February 2021! Please show your support for them this month and help them win 20% of this month’s profits.