Our other rescue centre In 2005 the Charity took possession of Priory Farm near Leominster, Herefordshire. This wonderful property was kindly bequeathed by the late Arthur and Joyce Hall. Consisting of a large house with stone barns and 30 acres of land, this most generous gift was a wonderful opportunity for Bransby Home of Rest for Horses to extend its important welfare work to an area outside of Lincolnshire. To find out more about the Priory Farm legacy click here
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Priory Farm contact:
Philip York 01568 760042 Priory Farm, Stoke Prior, Leominster HR6 0ND
Because of the senstive nature of our work here and the risk of infection, Priory Farm is not open to the public
Ullandos Story Back in the summer of 2007 we took into our care a group of extremely emaciated Trakehner horses that were the subject of a very lengthy, but successful, prosecution case.
One of the Trakehners in the group was Ullando. He was in worse condition than the other horses, and when the vet examined him, it was clear why. Every time Ullando tried to eat, he held his head at an angle and some of the food fell out of his mouth. Ullando had a very abnormal chewing action due to his upper and lower jaw being out of alignment. This had resulted in uneven wear of the teeth and sharp points which were ulcerating his gums and preventing him being able to chew his food properly. Added to this he also had an infection in one of his back teeth.
Ullandos Smile 2007
Ullandos Smile 2011
After removing the infected tooth and some detailed dentistry by our very competent vets, Ullando was soon thriving. He is now able to live out in a herd, eat hay, grass and grain, just like all the others, and he just needs a regular dental check up every 6 months to maintain his rather unusual set of teeth.
Correct on 12th July 2012
No. of animals at the Home = 340
No. of animals in loan homes = 150 Herefordshire Site
No. of animals at the Home = 122
No. of animals in loan homes = 18
Abandoned Stallion At the beginning of July we received a call from one of our supporters to say that a Shetland pony stallion had been dumped in their field and they needed some help.
Charlie, as he had been called by the couple who discovered him had spent the night running up and down the adjoining fence line calling to her horses and by morning, was quite distressed. The lady, who had horses of her own, took him in, and despite her efforts, was unable to find out where he had come from. Although Charlie was physically in good condition, he had not been micro chipped and so tracing his original owner is an almost impossible task. Charlie spent some weeks with the lady being handled and cared for until she called us in the hope of finding a permanent home for him. We readily agreed to take on this cheeky little chap who is now firmly settled here at Priory Farm. He has his own little paddock where he can see all the comings and goings on the yard and he will stay here until he is castrated, after which, he will join our Shetland pony herd.
Arthur & Joyce hall's legacy
After receiving ownership of the farm, the Charity began the daunting task of renovating the house and buildings which had fallen into disrepair. Being of important historical interest, both the house and the 2 stone barns are Grade 2 listed.
Further renovation works were carried out to the main barn in 2007 to form 4 pony stables, tack room and meeting room. The last building to be renovated was completed in 2010 which now comprises of the forage store and farm workshop.
In 2006 renovations to the house were completed which allowed the new farm manager to take up residence and begin the important task of making the farm operational. Replacement of an old wooden stable block in the same year saw the first of Bransby’s animals take up residence.
The acquisition of a further 60 acres of land has enabled Bransby to care for over 100 horses, ponies and donkey’s here at Priory Farm. The geographical location of the farm to Wales has enabled us to take into care many welsh mountain ponies which otherwise would of faced a very uncertain future.