Redwings Horse Sanctuary hosts re-homing demonstration

  • Redwings Horse Sanctuary is offering the public the chance to see how they rehabilitate the rescued horses and ponies in their care next week.

    The charity is hosting a “Backing and Rehabilitation” demonstration on Wednesday 11 June, at their headquarters — the 350-acre Hapton centre in Norfolk.

    Redwings, which rehabilitates and rehomes rescued horses and ponies only opens its headquarters twice a year to the public.

    The demonstration will be led by re-homing manager Emma Lacey. Emma said: “Many of the equines we rescue are too elderly or have been too badly treated to be re-homed, but others benefit from being ridden or being a companion pony and it is these equines that we look to re-home. People are welcome to come and see what we do.”

    The Hapton site is home to the charity’s dedicated full-time re-homing centre where suitable horses and ponies become ‘Guardianship Scheme’ equines — where they are matched with new homes but remain in the ownership of the charity.

    Emma added: “We have lots of happy-ever-after stories. We have some ponies that have gone on to shine in the show jumping world, many that are companions and even one pony that travels to shows with a dressage horse to keep it company.

    “It takes many hours of dedicated, committed and expert care to ensure that suitable equines can be placed with new homes and it’s a privilege to be able to show the public how we work and let them see our facilities.”

    The demonstration starts at 6pm and will last approximately two hours. Entry is free but places can be reserved. Tel: 01508 481000

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