Young horse abandoned in Whiteparish

Young horse abandoned in Whiteparish

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 5:56am 17th January 2019. (Updated at 8:08am 17th January 2019)

The black cob cross filly was found on Sunday (13th January), covered in lice and struggling to walk.

The RSPCA are calling out to anyone who may know why the horse was abandoned in this state.

She was discovered in Moor Lane in Whiteparish by a member of the public, with no microchip.

RSPCA Inspector Charlotte Coggins said:

"She is very skinny and ridden with lice.

"She also has lots of scalding to the back legs with horrendous diarrhoea and was very subdued, struggling to walk and lacking energy.

"She is now receiving the care and kindness she needs and beginning her recovery."

RSPCA abandoned horse in Whiteparish (RSPCA)
The poor horse was found covered in lice

The charity have now named her Arion, after 'the Greek mythological immortal horse because of her survival skills.'

Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA  on 0300 123 8018.


In April last year a young pony was found dumped in an emaciated condition in Morgan's Vale, just a few miles away from Whiteparish.

The animal had a large open wound on his nose and was too weak to stand and sadly had to be put to sleep.

horse dumped morgan's vale
The young horse was found dumped in Morgan's Vale on April 24th 2018

A different charity, World Horse Welfare, along with the police have been investigating that case.


Meanwhile the RSPCA say they get around 80 calls a day about horses to their 24-hour emergency hotline and are always being asked to help horses in dire need.

RSPCA equine welfare expert Mark Kennedy said:

" As soon as we rehome a horse we have another horse in need entering our care.

"The poor economic climate, over-breeding of horses, the high cost of vet care and falling prices for horses have all contributed to the crisis - and with the poor harvest this summer and associated increases in forage, bedding and feed costs we expect even more horses will need our help this winter."

Anyone interested in rehoming an RSPCA horse can find out more here.

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