Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974

Re-Homing

At Hope Pastures we aim to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home every welfare case that comes to us. By following this process, it means we can help as many animals as possible. Of course, some of our residents may stay with us all their lives due to health or psychological reasons,- but our priority is to aim to re-home them. This gives them the new life they deserve with a knowledgeable home willing to show them the kindness they may not have seen in the past.

Every equine we can re-home creates the vital space we need to be able to keep taking in more welfare cases. If you think you can offer a good, safe and caring home for one of our animals currently up for re-homing please register to re-home..

RE-HOME ME…

A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT HOPE PASTURES

Re-home one of our residents…

 ROSA
ROSA

12.2hh
7 year old skewbald mare.

 DIAMOND
DIAMOND

Dartmoor Hill Pony
Mare
12.3hh
7 year old
Grey
North Yorkshire  

CHERISH
CHERISH

Pony
11.3hh
4 Years old
Mare
Prospective Ridden
Leeds
Available

 PEARL
PEARL

Dartmoor Hill Pony
12.2 (128cm)
2012
Mare
Potential Ridden
North Yorkshire
Available

BELLE
BELLE

Pony- cob
Mare
8 year old
North yorks
Ridden prospect
13.3hh (136cm)

  ORION
ORION

RESERVED
Pony- cob
12.2hh
2016
Gelding
Non ridden /future ridden
Leeds

WHAT IS THE RE-HOMING PROCESS?

WE RE-HOME ALL OUR ANIMALS ON A MONITORED LOAN, THIS HELPS BOTH HORSE AND HOME AS WE ARE HERE TO HELP, GUIDE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR NEW FRIEND.

1.     Have a read through our equine’s profiles to find the most suitable match for you.

2.     Read through what we ideally will look for in a home for our ponies.

3.     Fill out the loan application form found on our website or e-mail us for a copy.

4.     Wait for our response and feel free to e-mail us with any additional questions.

5.     We will get in touch with you regarding your match and arrange a home visit before meeting the agreed equine.

6.     If your home visit goes well, we can then move forward to you meeting your chosen animal, making sure you are happy with the horse and the horse is happy with you.

We will do a settling in visit 2-4 weeks after you bring your equine home and again in 12 weeks. We are always only a phone call away for any questions or support you may need. From then on we will visit you every 9-12months and will keep in touch via phone call or e-mails.

We do this to ensure you are well supported with your new rescue while we are able to take help another welfare case. Ask for a copy of our newsletter for updates!

How much does it cost?

We ask every new home to donate a fee towards the cost of your equine’s care during their stay with us. The fees vary depending on training and the type of pet but here’s a brief guide to help give you an idea:

  • Non-ridden or an unbacked project in need of further training – £100
  • Partially backed and in need of further ridden training- £175-£225
  • Ridden away needing to be schooled on- £250+

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 [email protected]

For us to consider you as a potential loan home for one of our horses/ponies we ask that you can fulfil these requirements:

  • You must be over 18 years of age and financially secure enough to look after a horse and their health needs (Please see the table below to ensure you can commit to this).
  • Have experience at loaning or owning an equine or being fully involved in the day to day care and commitment of this with the ability to have calm, kind and patient handling at all times.
  • Offer land with a shelter, clean, fresh drinking water and forage available always. A stable, barn or suitable outbuilding available in case the pony needs to be enclosed at any time due to illness or vet visits etc.
  • 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.
  •  Offer daily turnout on safe, well fenced land.
  • Ideally, we will re-home your equine with another companion of a similar height to minimise the risk of injury. The equine should always have company except for short periods of time ie. When a horse is being ridden out.
  • We do not re-home ponies to be kept singularly in paddocks or stabled for excessive periods of time 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 well-being and will only re-home ponies to homes where at least one equine companion is available in the same paddock.
  • Loaners should also contact Hope Pastures immediately if the animals becomes ill, is involved in an accident, is stolen or 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.
  • All our horses come with a Passport, Microchip, Up to date with vaccinations/de-worming, Farrier and Dentistry. We tend to re-home in the Yorkshire area but if you are nearby or within a 50 mile radius of our sites we will consider your application.

Health check criteria

Health Check How often? Why?
De-worming Your equine should be on a regular de-worming programme with worm counts used to slow down chemical resistance.  A lot of vets do this and offer advice at a minimal charge. By considering a faecal worm egg count you provide your new equine with the best protection against parasites and avoid unnecessary de-worming.
Dentistry Minimum annually. It is ideal to let a dentist check your equine every 6 months, a lot can change in this time especially if they’re a ridden or older horse.
Farrier Minimum of 6-8 weeks for shoeing and 8-10 weeks for a trim. If this is left too long it can have a detrimental effect on the horses health and put unnecessary strain on the horses joints/tendons etc.
Vaccinations
Flu and Tetanus vaccinations must be up kept.
Flu and Tetanus can kill. It is our policy and an absolute must that all our horses are offered the best protection by keeping this up to date.
Full dietary requirements met. 100 grams of feed balancer per kg of the horses body weight.
Access to forage at all times.
Most of our horses can be fed on a high fibre/high forage diet with a vitamin and mineral balancer or supplement to ensure a balanced diet.