Rescue Work




We are setting up a charity for the Horses which will be known as Heavy Horse Rescue and Education Centre. Charity status has been applied for.

At the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre are committed to the conservation of the Heavy Horse. Sadly sometimes one of these magnificent creatures finds itself needing a home. Either from being mistreated or miss bought. Horses of this size often fall into the hands of meat dealers, even from a young age. As time moves on there is less call for the working horses, today they can be seen in the show ring and just a handful are used for ploughing around the country. Once these animals were the backbone of British Industry and thought and died in the war. We do have to raise funds to purchase a rescue horse. They are very rarely given to us, however once a horse comes to us it will remain here for the rest of it’s life, with the best possible care and attention given to them.

Every entrance fee contributes to the care and upkeep of all the horses and animals

You can adopt a horse costing £30, your money will go towards feed, hay, straw and vets fees. You will recive a certificate package in the post. You can adopt a horse on your visit to the park or adopt your chosen horse online!


Apache was a horse we rescued in previous years. One of our staff members fell in love with Apache and spent a lot of time caring and training him to ride drive and jump. He has made a full recovery and has gone to stay amoungst other riding horses of his type were he roams acres and goes out trecking in the evenings.

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