Your Horse (UK) - - Editor's Letter - Editor Imo­gen John­son PS: I’d love to hear from you so feel free to email me at imo­gen.john­son@bauer­me­dia.co.uk or fol­low me on Twit­ter @yourhor­seimo­gen


See­ing horses, ponies and don­keys in distress is heart-break­ing and it’s now become the norm to see pic­tures of ne­glected and aban­doned equines on­line. Here at Your Horse HQ, we re­ceive press re­leases on this topic daily and I can’t imag­ine ever be­ing im­mune to the sad­ness they bring. This month, our Res­cue Up­date (page 10) brought me to tears. I will never be able to understand why people feel it’s ac­cept­able to treat an­i­mals in this way. A tiny foal, aban­doned in such a hor­rific way, and left to die. It’s just so sad. I’m so grate­ful for the hard work and ef­fort of the count­less people across the coun­try work­ing to protect, res­cue and re­ha­bil­i­tate equines in need. What an amaz­ing job they do. In tes­ta­ment to their ef­forts, just take a look above at some of the amaz­ing equines that char­i­ties such as World Horse Wel­fare, the RSPCA and HAPPA have helped to save. All of these gor­geous guys have fea­tured in our Res­cue Up­dates and it’s so lovely to be able to see how far they’ve come. At Your Horse Live this Novem­ber (11-12), you can meet horses and ponies like these in our Res­cue Vil­lage. They’re all seek­ing for­ever homes and you can chat to the teams from the char­i­ties who care for them. We’ll also be run­ning a spe­cial auc­tion in our Equine Learn­ing Zone, the pro­ceeds of which will go to our bril­liant Res­cue Vil­lage res­i­dents. I hope that you can be there to meet the horses, the teams and bid on some fan­tas­tic lots. Need any more per­sua­sion? Turn to page 10.

Badger, res­cued by World Horse Wel­fare in 2009, has b een trans­formed Ber­tie, now a s how­ing star, w as res­cued by HAPPA in 2008

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