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Save the Horses

With Hope pastures

Let's delve into the world of UK horses, creatures woven into the very fabric of this island nation's history and landscapes. 

But, unlike their wild cousins found elsewhere, these aren't the thundering herds of the steppes. 

Picture, instead, a tapestry of diversity, from the sturdy Shire horse, a gentle giant bred for pulling, to the Shetland pony, a pint-sized powerhouse. They are not simply beasts of burden, but companions, athletes, and symbols of cultural heritage.

These remarkable animals, domesticated for millennia, hold a fascinating evolutionary story. 

Though no longer considered truly wild in the UK, some populations roam free, like the Exmoor ponies, their coats windswept and manes flowing against the rugged moors. 

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wild horse grazing

But sadly, their future isn't entirely secure. 

While not officially listed as endangered by the IUCN, certain breeds face challenges. 

Habitat loss due to development and changes in agricultural practices can restrict their grazing grounds. Additionally, some pony populations are threatened by inbreeding, highlighting the importance of careful management to maintain genetic diversity.

Despite these challenges, a dedicated network of conservationists works tirelessly to safeguard these living treasures. From preserving traditional grazing practices to establishing breeding programs, their efforts ensure that the rhythmic clip-clop of hooves continues to echo across the UK for generations to come. So, the next time you encounter a horse in the countryside, remember the rich tapestry of history and resilience woven into its very being. These are not just animals, but living testaments to our shared past and a reminder of the responsibility we hold to secure their future.

Horses suffer from habitat loss due to certain developmental changes and agricultural practices

Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Hope Pastures is a haven for rescued horses, ponies, and donkeys. This compassionate sanctuary dedicates its mission to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming equines, while inspiring a deeper understanding and appreciation for their welfare.

Hope Pastures offers a second chance to equines facing neglect, abandonment, or abuse. They provide loving care and expert veterinary attention, restoring their health and spirits.

Beyond individual care, Hope Pastures champions equine welfare through:

Rehoming program: Matching rescued equines with responsible, loving homes, ensuring lasting happiness and companionship.

Education and awareness: Engaging the public with informative talks and tours, fostering empathy and respect for horses.

Volunteer opportunities: Allowing passionate individuals to contribute directly to the sanctuary's mission, building a supportive community.

horse grazing in a farm field
closeup of horse eye

Their dedication to horses shines through in specific initiatives like:

Special needs care: Providing dedicated support for disabled or elderly equines, ensuring their comfort and quality of life.

Educational pony days: Introducing children to the joys of caring for horses and promoting responsible ownership.

Fundraising events: Engaging the community through fun activities to raise vital funds for the sanctuary's continued operation.

10% of profits on our horse socks are donated to Hope Pastures

We donate 10% of profits from your 

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Our philosophy

​​Restoring the biodiversity of our planet and its varied species is at the core of Bare Kind’s mission. By donating 10% of gross profits to charities that support the animals on our socks, we can continue fighting the fight against species extinction.

Bare Kind has been able to achieve an all-time high of donations in recent years. The business expanded its sock range to 40+ pairs and supports 25+ charities.

Our Charity Impact Reports highlight the projects we have been able to fund with our charity partners and the incredible animals we support. 

Our hope is that something as humble as a pair of socks can make a lasting impression on our world and change it for the better. A huge thank you goes out to all our customers who have wanted to make a difference and empower the restoration of our planet with their socks.

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