Amersham Horses – Update April 2009

One year and two weeks after I last posted about the Amersham horses welfare case we still don’t have a conclusion in one of the largest animal welfare cases ever held in Britain. Fair enough, the wheels of justice do tend to grind painfully slowly but this case just seems to beggar belief. If it [...]


Understanding Horses

There’s a new blog on the block called HorseHandler for horse behavioural problems, written by equine behaviorist Steve Thompson and is a jolly good read. In his about me section Steve says “My work involves teaching horses and their handlers how to get around behaviour issues without conflict. My ‘motto’ is Compassion, Consideration, Cooperation because [...]

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Decision Suspended in Amersham Horses case

I am delighted to say that the Bucks Free Press have reported on todays decision by the judge in this case. This is from their website “A JUDGE today suspended a court order to return 11 donkeys and 18 Shetland Ponies to the farm they were seized from. District judge, Sandeep Kainth, had originally ordered [...]

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Amersham Horses – welfare case update

I am totally livid at the decision by Judge Sandeep Kainth to return 29 of the rescued donkeys and ponies to Mr James Gray and his family of Spindels Farm, Amersham, UK. I have heard that the law is an ass but do we have to go this far to prove it? For those that [...]