Dime's Appeal

Heavy horse enthusiast Martin Clunes, of ITV’s Doc Martin, has lent his voice to Dime’s Appeal.

By supporting Dime's Appeal, you are giving a rescued horse a new purpose in life.

To help us fulfil her new role as a working Shire, we need to supply her with the proper equipment so she can work safely and comfortably. Dime's immediate future is here at HorseWorld, where she will be trained and worked (along side our more modern machinery) to help manage areas of the 180 acres our rescue yard is based on. For now, we need to give Dime the best start to her working life and to do so, she needs to be fitted with the correct equipment.

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Watch Dime's journey so far, narrated by the brilliant Martin Clunes:

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  • £5 could pay for fly spray to keep the midges off Dime while she works (as she has no tail!)
  • £10 could pay for the long ropes we use to long-reign Dime when training her to use a harness
  • £50 could pay for any chiropractic treatments Dime may need
  • £100 could pay towards Dime's hay supply for the winter
  • £200 could pay for a harrow for Dime to pull
  • £300 could pay for any unexpected veterinary bills Dime may incur
  • £500 could pay for a four-wheeled exercise cart for Dime to pull
  • £2000 could pay for Dime's harness and fitting costs

Together we can give an abandoned horse a new life.

Dime’s Appeal was created to enable HorseWorld to purchase the equipment needed to bring Dime into work and to maintain her upkeep. The charity currently provides for one-hundred-and-four rescued horses onsite in Whitchurch, Bristol and requires ongoing funds to maintain its high levels of care. Any additional funds raised as a result of Dime’s Appeal will go into rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming equines in need.

Dime's Past

In November 2017, HorseWorld teamed up with 5 other equine rescue organisations to rescue a large group of abandoned Shire horses. During the 15-hour rescue operation, all 19 horses were successfully removed and taken into the care of the charities.

Three of them were taken back to HorseWorld. An elderly mare named Florin, a young filly named Lolly and a slightly older mare named Dime.

Assistant Welfare Yard Manager Vicky Greenslade said, “Dime is the healthiest of the three but she has had her tail docked to almost nothing so she cannot relieve herself of the flies that pester and bite horses during the summer months. The bone has been amputated right up to the top. Some hair may grow a bit but without the tailbone (which would normally be about the length of your forearm), she cannot lift or move any hair that might grow and therefore cannot move it enough to swat flies".

Dime has come on leaps and bounds, and has now begun training to work in harness.