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The Horse Trust marks 125 years looking after equines

Equine insurance customers may be impressed to learn that the Horse Trust marked its 125th anniversary on May 10th.

It was originally set up by Ann Lindo, who rescued a working horse and put it in a field to recover.

Susan Lewis, of the charity, told Horse & Hound: “We’re still who we were 125 years ago, but we’re now addressing the needs of the 21st century horse.”

To mark the occasion, there will be a celebration on May 26th at the Household Cavalry Museum and on June 8th the organisation’s headquarters will host a parade of working equines.

These will be retired animals who have served in the police, army and Riding for the Disabled.

Currently, there are 91 retired steeds housed by the charity, all of which have earned a place by working hard.

Earlier this month, the Police Force’s largest animal – named Titan – was taken to the charity’s sanctuary at Speen in Buckinghamshire for six months leave.

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