The aim of Hope Pastures is to be able to rescue horses and ponies in distress. Some of the animals will probably be with us all their lives, but others, 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 fewer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not re-home ponies to be kept singularly in paddocks unless this is specifically required for health or behavioural reasons. We believe that the Equines need for mutual grooming and play are vital to his/her health and wellbeing and will only rehome ponies to homes where at least one equine companion is available in the same paddock.
Ideally the equine will have companions of a similar size to minimise the risk of injury by a much larger horse to a smaller pony. For this reason, homes offered for or with miniature or standard Shetlands will be carefully considered and matched up only if safe to do so.
After rehoming, we will visit the Equine within 2-4 weeks to check they are settled, and then again after 12 weeks and then six months later. If the animal is happy and healthy and everything is going well on the first three phased visits, then we will visit the animal every 12 months thereafter, but always reserve the right to visit at short notice should concerns be raised for the animals welfare.
All ponies are vaccinated, passported, Microchipped and wormed to date. They come with rugs (if needed) headcollar etc.
Re-Homing fees vary from £100 (unbacked and in need of training) -£150 if partly backed.
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Re-home one of our residents...