The RSPCA is appealing for those who can offer a home to a horse.
The charity rescued almost 90 horses a month last year due to an ongoing horse crisis.
In West Midlands, the charity rescued 17 horses from neglect and suffering last year and has hundreds looking for loving homes.
As part of the animal welfare charity’s ‘Adoptober’ drive new figures have been released showing that although 328 horses were found new homes last year, 886 remain in the charity’s specialist equine centres and private boarding stables.
Dr Mark Kennedy, equine welfare specialist at the RSPCA said: “We have been dealing with the effects of the horse crisis for almost seven years now, seeing sick, dying or dead horses up and down the country being neglected or dumped like rubbish.
“Please consider adopting your next horse from a charity instead of buying one.”