Why Sponsor?

It’s a sad fact that not all horses are born equal. Many find themselves in difficult circumstances, often suffering from health issues due to neglect. Promises made to a new born foal on a stable floor are often not kept, and this is the reason that Tia exists: to help and assist those who are failed.

The Shire Horse should, in my opinion, be our national breed. Ancestors of our modern-day horses carried our forefathers into battle, ploughed our fields and put food on our table. In return they found themselves back on the battlefields, many alongside their trusted friends, losing their lives in the mud of The Great War. This is sadly reflected in our stud books.

In the 1950’s, on average, fewer than 50 foals were registered each year. Over the past decade numbers have slowly increased with an average of 287 filly foals per year. This is why the work of Tia is so very important, as every Shire horse is vital in maintaining this majestic breed.

Help Tia to give their rescued heavy horses the chance to make a new start.

Meet our sponsor horses and donkeys