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Are there too many horses in Britain? The charity World Horse Welfare claims thousand of horses are at risk of needing rescuing and rehoming, and is urging owners to think twice before breeding from their mares. Anna Hill discusses the issue with Tony Tyler, from World Horse Welfare, and Alison Bridge, editor-in-chief of Horse and Rider magazine. Staying with the equine theme, Anna visits Newmarket Racecourse in the build up to the world-famous racing festival.

Meanwhile Toby Field makes the most of the glorious sunshine and goes in search of the large blue butterfly in Somerset.

And we bring you the latest from our appeal for unshorn sheep!

Presented by Anna Hill. Produced in Bristol by Anna Jones.

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13 minutes

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Tue 9 Jul 2013 05:45