Communities for Horses logoCommunities For Horses is a registered charity that was set up in July 2017 to provide educational opportunities and outreach to the local community and thereby address the cause of equine welfare issues at the roots.

The urban horse owners in Swansea represent some of the most deprived people in the UK, the majority of horses owners are under 25 years old and suffering great hardship, often abuse. We have significant concerns for the welfare of the urban horses in Swansea, not only those that are tethered but also those that roam common land and marshes and those kept in gardens, sheds and stables.

Communities For Horses advocates a strategic partnership between organisations working on this issue; we welcome due process and collaboration between all stakeholders. We work with the urban horse owners to facilitate lasting change and also work with the local authorities, trading standards and the RSPCA to enforce and uphold the law regarding animal welfare and management.

Communities For Horses believes the solution lies in a community-based approach, to prevent further marginalisation of the urban horse owning community. We advocate strategic community engagement, alongside enforcement of current laws in place regarding illegal grazing and animal welfare.

Our work embraces the requirement for a collaborative approach to our work, communal goals and community development. We focus on education, working with owners, peers of the community, schools, clubs and organisations to raise awareness and promote ethical practices within our communities. However we also run an outreach service, providing advice and interventions where needed in order to help any equine that is suffering.

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