The Tettenhall Horse
The Tettenhall Horse Sanctuary originated in 1976, established as a charity in 1978 with a dozen horses saved from slaughter, a dozen wayward youths take off the streets to help field management and a dozen honorable people pledged to raise the necessary funds.it has been the leading light for most of the other emerging sanctuaries. In 35 years we are still the only reliable 24 hour service to stray and abandoned horses in the Black Country. In the year 2012 ten of those original horses are still alive and enjoying pasture pleasure, two original waywards kids have matured and stayed and two of the original fundraisers are pledged here for life.
Along the way thousands of horses have benefited together with thousands of youths, disabled people, people with slow ability and no hope of a job have found employment. Sadly the fundraising skills have always been neglected in huge demand for hands on help that has been called on by the demands of this now internationally known charity.The dedication, knowledge and skill to care for elderly discarded horses and vulnerable adult/homeless kids are unsurpassed.
Tettenhall Horse Sanctuary, which together with a local homeless hostel, is the principle beneficiary of the Tough Guy event.