For the first time in its forty five year history, Bransby Home of Rest for Horses has decided to update its name to better reflect the nature of the work it carries out. The charity is now going to be known simply as ‘Bransby Horses’ and has also developed a more modern logo to go with its new name.
As the General Manager of Bransby Horses, Jo Snell, explains “With more than 150 new animals coming into our care last year, almost entirely from situations of cruelty and neglect, the charity’s trustees agreed that we are so much more than a ‘home of rest’”. Although in the past, Bransby has occasionally taken on the care of horses because their owners can no longer care for them, increasing demand for its rescue and rehabilitation work means that Bransby now has to reserve available space for welfare cases. As Jo points out, “We are living in tough times and Bransby must continue to evolve if we are to help even more of those animals that are most in need”.
The majority of new arrivals to Bransby in 2012 were younger animals who have the potential to enjoy a full life and who definitely don’t have resting uppermost in their mind! As always, Bransby’s Friend for Life re-homing scheme will offer many of these horses and ponies a new lease of life in a carefully selected and monitored foster home.
But regardless of the charity’s growth and development, Bransby is still absolutely committed to being one of the few equine charities able to offer permanent, caring sanctuary to significant numbers of rescued equines that are older, have incurable health problems or long term behavioural issues. Jo concludes “Bransby Horses will always provide a home of rest to those animals that need it, but we hope that our new name conveys how much more the charity achieves.”