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.
WE REHOME 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 equines’ 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!
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 between £200-£500.
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:
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.
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.
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.
To cover an unvaccinated equine against Influenza and Tetanus an initial course of three vaccinations must take place;
If the vaccination is allowed to lapse the course must be restarted. 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.
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.