Horses and ponies rehoming and adoption
Homes for Horses
We’re always looking for homes for our rescue horses, ponies and donkeys. Our Homes for Horses infographic highlights the current horse crisis and helps explain the work we do to find homes for as many horses as possible.
We have lots of horses and ponies waiting to be rehomed throughout England and Wales right now - ranging from adult ridden and companion horses to youngsters who will need bringing on in their new homes.
We have three specialist equine centres covering England and Wales - in County Durham, Shropshire and Surrey. Our centres in Wales also have a selection of ponies for rehoming.
All of the horses and ponies will have come into our care as welfare cases. Some of them will have needed a lot of rehabilitation work. Therefore experience with horses and patience is a must!
Watch our video explaining the kind of homes we're looking for.
If owning a rescue horses appeals to you, find out more about our equine rehoming process.
Looking for your first horse?
A lot of our horses will not be suitable for first time horse owners.
If you have no experience of horse care, why not try to do some basic qualifications in stable management? Be sure to combine this with practical experience as well.
The British Horse Society runs Horse Owner Certificate courses which are in-depth and comprehensive. There may also be training courses you can attend locally, usually organised by local riding schools.
We do ask for an adoption fee if you rehome one of our rescue horses or ponies. This ranges from around £50 for a companion pony to £500 for a ridden horse that has been brought on.
Watch our video explaining what the fees cover.
Not ready to adopt?
There are other ways to help us:
- Donate tack or spare equipment to help us provide extra care.