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Frequently asked questions about stray horses

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about horses.

Note: some figures are approximate.

How many horses were seized under the Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014?

2016/17 - 379
2015/16 - 117
2014/15 - 224
2013/14 - 167
2012/13 - 128
2011/12 - 163
2010/11 - 66

How many were:

 2016/172015/162014/152013/142012/132011/122010/11
Claimed40246329272927
Re-homed828812732244124
Destroyed2352377698115
Sold0000000

How much has the council paid in seizing, impounding, feeding and maintaining horses; in relation to Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014?

2016/17 -  Approx £61,100 (inclusive of on costs)
2015/16 - Approx £68,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)
2014/15 - Approx £65,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)

How much of this money has been recouped?

2016/17 - Approx £2400
2015/16 - Approx £2145
2014/15 - Approx £3600

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