Two emaciated horses found in a field in Lincolnshire are recovering in a safe place after being rescued by the British Horse Society (BHS) and the RSPCA yesterday (Thursday 3 September).

The two horses — since nicknamed Carrot and Spud — were found starving in a field in Stamford, near Burghley.

Welfare groups took action after a concerned neighbour posted photographs of the horses on the H&H forum on Wednesday night (2 September).

In a matter of hours the forum had nearly 40 pages of comments from H&H forum users desperate for something to be done to help the horses.

The BHS attended the scene and removed the horses yesterday afternoon.

Lee Hackett, BHS head of welfare said: “Whenever horses are allowed to suffer by those who are legally and morally responsible for their care and well-being we all feel sick to the stomach. This was graphically displayed by the outpouring of concern and outrage on the H&H Forum.”