A few weeks ago, we received a comment on our rescue page from a welfare organisation in Russia asking for our help in publicising the plight of two horses being taken on a long distance voyage from their homeland to Paris (see below). Disturbed by the information given, we felt we had to act to help the team at Equihelp in Russia. However, as we are the other side of France to where the horses would be entering the country, we had to find a way to work with other more local organisations.
We started with our friends Equine Market Watch in the UK. With EMW, we posted the information on the Horse and Hound forum asking for any help / ideas. We spoke to the WHW / ILPH who were unable to help until the horses reached France, and they spoke to the WSPA. At this point, the Long Riders’ Guild got in touch to say that they thought that they could help, and true to their word they were able to mobilise members in Russia and Germany to locate the horses and remaining rider. They are on their way to check the health of the animals and will report back to us all.
We just want to say a big thank you for the united response (and in particular to The Long Riders’ Guild). Hopefully this sad situation is now on its way to being finally resolved.