equine help across wirral,cheshire and north wales 

Horse Sense Wirral

Charity no: 115 2111

Neston, Cheshire
Caring for horses since 2009
£16,000 per-month need in donations


Equine Welfare

Donations for auction/sale

Contact Val on 07739 356228

Anything else

Welfare Emergencies text only Amy on 07799 005666

Press Release!

We are proud to announce we have been chosen to be finalist at this years first ever animal category at the BBC Make a Difference Award ceremony. We would like to thank our supporters for nominating us, without you we couldn’t do what we do x

About Us

Horse Sense was founded in 2009 by Chair, Amy Pirie, following a very public rescue of a pony named Herbie in 2007.

Herbie was totally emaciated and crawling with lice and maggots, Amy rescued him assisted by other Equine and Welfare professionals. Following his rescue Amy began to receive more and more phone calls asking for help with other neglected, abandoned and unwanted ponies, so she drew on the support of like minded people and experts to form what is today Horse Sense Wirral.


Things rapidly changed from winter 2012 for Amy and husband Shaun. Horse Sense Wirral went from a permanent 6 residents on one site to 28 across 2 sites, Both sites were rented but we maintained all fencing/repairs ourselves and our Wallasey site had no water on the land, meaning daily trips with several 25 gallon drums of water to keep up with the horses needs. With Amy & Shaun both working full time to cover 95% of running costs and having the horses and both sites to look after, it became apparent help was needed.

Since receiving charity status in May 2013, the charity has rapidly grown with a dedicated team of volunteers, on the day to day running of looking after the horses and on the administrative side of things.

January 2016 we had the opportunity to move all horses to one location in Thornton Hough. The facilities on the farm mean the charity can run more smoothly, with great prospects to move forward and grow with the ever increasing demands. We have rescued 283 horses to date with a  successful re-homing program. We have also rescued over 350 small animals, with a great re-homing success rate. Our current running costs are £17,000 per month, which is raised solely on donations and fundraising events to give the animals the best we can. Nobody at HSW takes a wage or expenses, so every penny goes on the animals welfare. We are always grateful for any support. You can find different ways to donate and support us by clicking on the Donate page.


Baby Amy

Baby Amy

Our new arrival, delivered by Amy (Chair) at 3.44am on 23rd May. Amy was completely overruled by...

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Herbie’s story

Herbie was rescued by Amy Pirie from terrible neglect with the aid of the local BHS Chairperson and Margaret Allin.  Herbie was 33 years old and had not been cared for in a very long time, he was extremely malnurished, had over grown hooves, numerous dental problems and a series of skin complaints due to lice and infection.

Amy’s story

Websites come in all different forms, our site is built on our news and achievements. We like to give the personal touch, so I thought I would give you an insight of our founder Amy’s background.

Amy born in 1984 became an animal lover from the age of one, after getting her first pet cat Basil.

Amy's story at Horse Sense Wirral