Redwings began working for the good of horses in 1984.
The charity has since grown to become the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, with over 1000 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in its direct care and around 500 living out in Guardian homes.
Redwings operates nationwide and its work includes carrying out rescues UK-wide, offering a safe, permanent home for those horses with ongoing veterinary or behavioural problems and re-homing horses to caring Guardians where it is felt they will benefit from life in a family environment.
Taking care of these residents is no mean feat and Redwings has its own veterinary team providing round the clock support whenever it is needed. With such a high number of specialist cases including the geriatric horse and those in poor states of health, the expertise and skill that this team has built up over the years is invaluable.
Meanwhile the charity’s dedicated equine care team faithfully carry out the day-to-day care of the Sanctuary’s huge resident population, come rain or shine, snow or wind, hot or cold, 365 days a year! There is even cover in the twilight hours from a specialist team who check on every equine twice each night and help keep the sites and the horses safe and secure.
Outside the Sanctuary, Redwings welfare team works tirelessly to offer advice to horse owners, investigate cases of cruelty and neglect and, in the most extreme cases, carry out rescues and bring needy equines into the Sanctuary. Once they are in its care they receive all the veterinary care and specialist handling they need before it’s decided whether they will be able to be re-homed or if they require a home for life at Redwings.
Either way, the horses come first – that’s the spirit of Redwings.