The aim of Hope Pastures is to be able to rescue horses and ponies in
distress. Some of the animals, who have
a disability, will probably be with us all their lives, but other animals
who are fit and well we hope to be able to re-home. Apart from the expense,
every fit and healthy horse we have in one of our stables means there is one
less stable for someone who really needs it. If you think you could give a
good, safe and caring home to one of our animals currently up for re-homing
please let us know.
Please remember, these horses go out on loan with you. Legally the animal
will always belong to the sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact us
See bottom of page for more details.
Midnight 13hh dark bay Gelding, very friendly and generally good to handle.
Midnight is only 3 years old so ready to begin his education.
He is vaccinated, microchipped and passported and wormed to date.
Midnight can become stressed if left on his own, so is best living with several other horses.
Lives in or out.
Raven 13.1hh dark bay 6 year old mare.
Good to handle but slightly highly strung so needs an experienced owner.
Raven can become stressed if left on her own so is best living with several other horses.
Raven is vaccinated, microchipped and passported and wormed to date.
Lives in or out.
Peanut & Mr. Jingles Peanut and Mr.Jingles are 2 donkey Geldings, Peanut is 3 years old and Mr.Jingles is aged 8 years.
They are a strongly bonded pair of friends who are a pleasure to have around, they are clever and interesting to watch,very intelligent and sensitive.
Peanut is the confident one of the pair, he loves cuddles and will come right up to anyone in the field for a fuss and a snuffle, he even knows how to give 'Kisses' in return for a treat.
Peanut is fully vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and passported as is Mr.Jingles is more wary of people than Peanut as he has been badly treated in his past. He is a very clever donkey who enjoys Clicker Training and can do various tasks such as picking things up and following a target.
The main thing which fringtens Mr.Jingles is being groomed, he is more wary of men than women, and likes to be handled calmly. He has his hooves trimmed regularly and wears a rug, but is still quite nervous of the vet and dentist. These two preferably need a home which has experience of Donkeys and their different needs, they require a stable ( will share) and space to be turned out safely in. Mr.Jingles needs to further his clicker training so requires some one to one attention. Neither donkey is suitable for riding so are available as pets/companions only.
For more information and to come and meet Mr.Jingles and Peanut pleasecontact us on 01132614344, thanks.
Pinto & Prince
These are our 2 Dartmoor Geldings, Prince & Pinto. Prince is showing how well behaved he is to be groomed now, they have come along very well from being frightened little babies when they were rescued from Dartmoor 18 months ago.
They have learned how to be led and tied up and groomed, still need their hooves being picked up working on though. They are friendly characters who are brave and like to rummage through anything, roll around in tarpaulins and carry soft toys and balls around! So they would thrive at pony agility and clicker training. They are good to catch and used to being stabled and living out. As they are still young they are prone to the odd nip and cheeky behaviour so need an experienced home to bring along their education.We'd prefer them to be re-homed together as they are the best of friends. Please see our loan conditions on our website
Pinto and Prince are fully vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and passported.
They should grow to 12-13hh.
They are hardy ponies who can live in, or out 24/7 with adequate shelter.
Please contact us to arrange a visit or ask more about them
Albert Albert is an 8 month old black colt foal who will be available for re-homing after Gelding, or available for foster until a time when he can be gelded. is well behaved and quiet, good to groom, tie-up and lead, and is fully vaccinated,microchipped and passported
Albert should make 13.2hh.
Minimum requirements for loan homes.
For us to consider you as a potential loan home for one of our horses/ponies we ask that you can fulfill these requirements:
Experience at loaning or owning an equine or being fully involved in the day to day care and commitment of this.
Experience at dealing with health problems promptly and correctly should the need arise.
Ability to insure the horse for vets fees and public liability insurance or the finances to fully afford vets fees should they occur.
Preferably private land with shelter, clean fresh drinking water available at all times, stable/barn or suitable outbuilding available in case the pony needs to be enclosed at any time due to illness or vet visits etc.
Daily turnout on safe, well fenced land.
Company of other equines (donkey, pony or horse) always available except for short periods ie when a horse is being ridden out.
Regular vet checks, dental every 6 months for an elderly horse,every 12 months for horses under 14 years.
regular hoof trimming /shoing every 10-12 weeks at least.
Full dietery requirements met and forage (hay or grass) available at all times.
Calm, patient and kind handling at all times.
Loanees should also contact Hope Pastures immediately if the animals becomes ill or is involved in an accident or is stolen, and if advice is needed on any matter.
Hope Pastures reserve the right to visit the animal without prior notice to check on his/her progress and well being.