September marks World Horse Welfare‘s annual rehome a horse month — celebrating its rehomed horses from the highlands of Scotland to the Cornish coast.
But what about the horses and ponies who are still waiting in the charity’s four rescue and rehoming centres to find new homes?
“As part of its annual rehome a horse month, World Horse Welfare is highlighting the horses and ponies desperately looking for new homes on its rehoming scheme,” says the charity’s Carys Samuel. “Many of these have been waiting for a home for up to 18 months and have had few, if any, applications.
“The charity relies on rehoming its horses in order to make space at its rescue and rehoming centres for the thousands of vulnerable horses and ponies in need of urgent care.”
Take a look at these horses and ponies that need rehoming:
“Norman is a gorgeous five year-old Welsh Section A pony standing at 11.2hh who has the potential to make a fantastic carriage driving pony. He was found with a large group of other ponies who were being kept in appalling conditions and has made a great recovery. This cute boy can be shy at first but once he’s bonded he will be your friend for life. He’s been searching for a home since February 2014 and is still waiting to meet the perfect person. Norman is at World Horse Welfare’s Blackpool Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Penny Farm.”
“Drifter is a very sweet five year-old cob mare standing at 12.3hh who was found with a group of other horses emaciated and forced to live in a four foot deep quagmire. She is a sensitive girl but learns very quickly and will always try her hardest. She’s looking for an experienced home where she can continue her education and become a lovely riding pony. Drifter has been looking for a home since February 2014 and has had no recent applications. Drifter is at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Hall Farm.”
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“Twizzle is a gentle and caring 12-year-old Thoroughbred mare standing at 15.2hh who came into World Horse Welfare with her best friend, Clyde. Twizzle cannot be ridden so she is looking for a home where she can be a loyal companion to both other horses and her rehomer. She is very maternal and loves to have cuddles but has been looking for a home since March 2014 and has had no recent applications. Twizzle is at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Hall Farm.”
“Laura is a lovely nine-year-old Welsh pony standing at 14hh who came into World Horse Welfare with a severe skin problem called sweet itch that her owners had left untreated. Laura is a very sensitive girl who is too nervous to be ridden and so is looking for a home as a companion where she can build up a bond with her rehomer and put her trust in them. She has been looking for a home since August 2014 and has had no recent applications. Laura is at World Horse Welfare’s Aberdeenshire Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Belwade Farm.”
5. Lynbrie Brenhins (Bren)
“Bren is a stunning three-year-old Welsh pony standing at 12.2hh who is looking for a home as a companion because she cannot be ridden. Bren’s eyecatching good looks are complimented by her sweet nature and she is a great friend to both horses and humans. She could be successful at low level in-hand showing competitions or even horse agility and needs a home where she can reach her potential. She has been looking for a home since late 2014 and has had no recent applications. Bren is at World Horse Welfare’s Somerset Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Glenda Spooner Farm.”
“Diamond is a pretty two-year-old pony standing at 13hh but still growing! She came into World Horse Welfare as a large welfare case and as she is only a baby she is looking for a home with an experienced rehomer who can continue her education with a view to becoming a wonderful child’s pony when she is mature enough. Diamond has a sweet and loving nature and is very willing to learn. She has been looking for a home since September 2014 and has only had one recent application. Diamond is at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Hall Farm.”