Charity buys new site to help save abused and neglected horses

Grange Farm, Barlings at Langworth.
Grange Farm, Barlings at Langworth.

The future of thousands of horses that suffer from abuse, neglect or abandonment has been saved thanks to the purchase of land at Langworth.

The equine rescue and welfare charity, Bransby Horses, has acquired 800 acres of land at Grange Farm, Barlings to relieve pressure on its current site in the village of Bransby.

That site is at full capacity because of the high number of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules needing a safe haven, so the investment is seen as vital in the charity’s 50th anniversary year.

Bransby Horses’ chief executive officer, Jo Snell, said: “Thanks to the generosity of donors over the last 50 years, our rescue and welfare work will now be able to continue for the next five decades and beyond.

“Sadly, welfare issues aren’t going away, so we need to use this picturesque land at Grange Farm in the most effective away. We are developing a long-term plan to ensure a beautiful environment in which to keep our horses and deliver the aims of the charity for the future.”

Operating nationwide, Bransby Horses relies on public support. Its visitor centre, with gift shop, cafe and play park, is open every day.