Recession puts horses at risk

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The recession is putting horses at risk, according to Trading Standards.

Speaking to Get Bracknell, John Nash, Trading Standards team manager at Bracknell Forest Council, said: "We are well aware that there are a large number of horses who are suffering as a result of present economic climate."

He added that recent incidents involving horses in the region point to times getting harder for many landowners.

Earlier this year, staff at the Blue Cross animal rehoming centre in Burford urged equine insurance customers to help them house neglected horses.

The organisation claimed that it can deal with approximately ten horses per month, but claimed that it is currently receiving double that amount.

Horse rehoming coordinator Gemma Taylor said some of the neglect cases the organisation took on were shocking – no doubt a direct result of the ongoing economic downturn.

"Horses are being given up or abandoned in huge numbers," she noted.

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