Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Welfare is at the heart of everything we do

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary believes every horse and donkey has the right to a happy and healthy life, free of fear and neglect.
Since forming in 1984, Redwings now cares for over 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day at its centres across the country and has 700 more living out in loving guardian homes. As a registered charity, everything Redwings does is 100% funded by public donations.
Although its headquarters are based in Norfolk, Redwings operates nationally with its rescue teams working tirelessly to save mistreated equines and bring them to safety.
Every rescued horse is given a loving home for life at the Sanctuary – it’s one of the things that makes Redwings so special!
No matter how complex their health or behavioural needs, every equine has the opportunity to Man petting horse at the Redwings Horse Sanctuaryenjoy a happy and healthy life, living out all year round in herds, encouraging them to exhibit natural behaviours and make friends.
One of the charity’s key aims is to stop suffering before it happens and it’s proud to have achieved huge campaign success in influencing new legislation to tackle fly-grazing  of horses through the Control of Horses Act, and currently runs an award-winning campaign to stamp out the infectious equine disease, strangles. 
The public has the chance to see Redwings’ work in action at its five visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex, Warwickshire and Angus, which are free to enter! Here visitors can get up close to some of the charity’s rescued residents, hear their stories and enjoy fun, interactive activities, including guided tours and pony grooming.
Redwings’ visitor centres are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm, throughout the year.
Supporters can also sponsor a Redwings “Adoption Star” horse or donkey for just £15 per year, offering those who always wanted to own a horse an opportunity to get to know a new four-legged friend without the hard work and expense of looking after them!
It costs between £3,000 and £5,000 per year on average to care for a horse or donkey, but donations of all sizes can really support the charity’s work - from £10 which could fill a horse’s stable with bedding to £75 which could fund dental and health checks for a new arrival. 
To find out more about the Redwings Horse Sanctuary or to donate, visit