All of the nearly 50 feral horses removed from Manmoel Common have been found new homes at sanctuaries.
Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly County Borough Councils year-long project to find homes for the horses and ponies grazing on Manmoel Common has ended as three equine groups agreed to provide permanent homes for the animals.
The councils took ownership the horses on July 8 when no owners claimed them after they were seized a week earlier.
Today, July 18, the horses were rounded up to go to their new homes at Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, Carmarthen-based Lluest Horse and Pony Trust and the Mare & Foal Sanctuary, Devon.
A spokesman for Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly County Borough Councils, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to all parties for their tireless work in helping to bring about this positive outcome.
“It also goes without saying that we would like to sincerely thank Hillcrest, Lluest and the Mare & Foal Sanctuary for agreeing to home the horses and ponies.”
The action took place to address welfare issue with the animals on the common.
Many of the horses had no known owners and there were issues with the animals’ basic needs not being met.
The spokesman said only animals illegally grazing have been removed from the common and he hopes the action will result in Manmoel Common becoming more sustainable.