raised of
target by 95 supporters

#BreakTheChain - Make abusive tethering of horses illegal in the UK

On average, 3,500 horses are tethered at any one time across the UK. Many of these are tethered in heartbreaking conditions. HorseWorld are campaigning to #BreakTheChain. Please donate to help us care for horses that have been tethered inhumanely.
Charity Registration No: 1121920

Be a fundraiser

Create your own fundraising page and help support this cause


A many as 3,500 horses are tethered across the UK at any one time.

Despite some guidelines, a majority of these animals are tethered in unsuitable conditions with severe and often cruel restrictions of their natural freedoms. Moreover, these animals are often tethered in locations that put them and the public at risk, such as roundabouts or by busy roads.

Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on the public to ensure they take reasonable steps, in all circumstances, to meet the welfare needs of their animals to the extent required by good practice.

Their fundamental welfare needs are for a suitable environment, for a suitable diet , to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns, to be housed with, or apart from other animals, and to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

HorseWorld believe that long-term tethering is a restriction on the natural liberties of animals and it should be made illegal to tether horses, donkeys, ponies and their hybrids for more that 24-hours.

Tethering often infringes on the animals need for a suitable environment, the need to be able to socialise with other horses and it can often cause pain, suffering and psychological damage. In every case where a horse is tethered for an extended period of time it can seriously inhibit the horses need to exhibit its normal behaviour; in short, to run, graze and be free to act and live as a horse naturally should.

We need your help to #BreakTheChain.

Together we can change this.

Your donations will continue us to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses that have been tethered inhumanely.

Click here to visit www.breakthechain.org.uk to add your voice to our campaign and stop this for good. Thank you.



No fundraisers yet

Start fundraising to get the campaign going



jan robertson

5 days ago

I wish and hope more 'human beings' will support you!


+ £1.25 Gift Aid


Jos Thomas

6 days ago



12 days ago

Here in Scarborough we are totally sick of the gypsies that come here every year ..galloping poor horses on the road and in carts ..the police do nothing ..they tether poor horses anyway ..


+ £2.5 Gift Aid


Lynn O’Keeffe

13 days ago


+ £2.5 Gift Aid

lesley doyle

13 days ago


+ £7.5 Gift Aid

About the charity


HorseWorld is one of the leading equine charities, rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses, ponies and donkeys in need. The majority of animals come to HorseWorld after being abandoned, mistreated, neglected or simply because their owner can no longer care for them.

Charity Registration No: 1121920


Donation summary

Total raised


+ £237.00 Gift Aid

Direct Donations


Donations via Fundraisers


Offline donations

Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.

#BreakTheChain - Make abusive tethering of horses illegal in the UK