Author: War Horse Memorial

Thumbelina’s poignant path on Walk for War Horse

Thumbelina, is a 16 months old miniature donkey from Mersea Island, near Colchester, and like Patrick our celebrity pony, is training to be a therapy equid to work with children. She lives with Jude Pearce who says they used Walk for War Horse as an opportunity to do some exploring around the glorious Essex countryside […]

Walking for War Horse in Northern Ireland

Jill Castles and her three donkeys, Percy, Dec and Dave the Rave, who are taking a well-earned rest after completing their Walk for War Horse. Jill, from Lurgan, County Armagh, tells us: “The boys had a fab time exploring Northern Ireland during the month of April. In total they walked 142 miles between them, around […]

Hamish and Dougal’s 40-mile Walk for War Horse

Meet Hamish and Dougal, two active donkeys from Cumbria who are owned by Donkey Breed Society member Allison Roberts. They took on the Walk for War Horse challenge and over April completed more than 40 miles. Allison kept a log of their walks and adventures (see below), using a mobile phone app to measure the […]

Hero Horse No 28 – Ben the Brilliant

There are many reasons why horses, mules and donkeys make their mark and leave a lasting impression on us. So it was with Ben who came to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in 2012 after his competition career was cut short when his eyesight failed him. His owners became concerned when he started to refuse […]

Shona and Indie complete Walk for War Horse

Shona Brash from Links Garage, Port Seton in Scotland, has completed our Walk for War Horse with her handsome horse Indie Beau Scotia (‘Indie’). She tells us: “We’ve walked 48.6 miles in the beautiful countryside around Indie’s Seton Sands home and we shared our adventures on our Seton Sands Community Ponies facebook page. “We set […]

Daisy Mae leads way as Walk for War Horse continues across the country

Ros Shepherd has sent us an update as she and the team at Miller’s Ark continue their Walk for War Horse this month through the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Ros says the animals on the farm all have their own personalities and Daisy Mae the Shire and miniature Shetland pony, Whisper are real characters and much […]

Indie walks for Warhorse

Shona Brash from Links Garage, Port Seton in Scotland, has just joined our Walk for Warhorse with her handsome horse Indie Beau Scotia (‘Indie’). Shona has been a supporter of ours since we started War Horse Memorial three year’s ago by selling our purple poppy pin badges at the garage. Port Seton is on the […]

Miller’s Ark Animals Walk for War Horse

Ros Shepherd, Daisy Mae and Scarlett from Miller’s Ark Animals have already begun their Walk for War Horse, joining dozens of other animal lovers nationwide who have taken up the challenge to support animal sanctuaries. Daisy Mae is a beautiful shire who is expecting her foal any day soon, and Scarlett a miniature Mediterranean donkey, […]

Walk for War Horse begins

From all corners of the UK people and their animals have begun Walk for War Horse, to raise money for animal sanctuaries and good causes. In Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Diana Milligan, her terrier, Truffle and pony Cody have chosen to support our partners Brooke, the horse welfare charity which is running a Kilt Walk the weekend […]

Hannah and Blue sign up to Walk for War Horse

Meet Hannah Lukacs and her pony Blue. They are both six and inseparable and have signed up to support Walk for War Horse. Mum Emma tells us Hannah was very happy to wear her poppy pin to school and the family have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for Hannah and Blue to help raise […]

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