28 Jan
Emergency rescue appeal for rare Eriskay Ponies

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Horses4Homes are appealing to the public for homes for 4 young, healthy Eriskay Ponies. Their current owners are being forced out of their home due to the recession and have little money to feed themselves but have not allowed their animals to suffer due to their own misfortune. Without the quick intervention of Horses4Homes these 4 ponies would have been sent to slaughter. This would have been a tragedy given these ponies are on the critical list of the rare breeds register. These rare ponies originate from the western isles of Scotland and are one of the hardiest, if not the hardiest, of our native breeds. There are only just over 400 in the world. The ponies are 3 year olds and range from 12.2 -13.2 hands and will make ideal children’s ponies or conservation grazing ponies due to...

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17 Jan
Eriskay Ponies Successfully Re-homed

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Horses4Homes would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came forward to offer new homes to the 4 Eriskay ponies rescued from Farmers, Mr and Mrs Kindell, just before Christmas. Within hours of our plea for help, we received over 25 responses...

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16 Jan
Animal Welfare Sector Support the Arrival of Horses4Homes

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

John Rutter, Trustee of Mountains Animal Sanctuary welcomes the launch of Horses4Homes “Equine welfare charities, including our own, have seen increasing pressure in recent years on their capacity to help all the horses, ponies and donkeys that more owners wish to relinquish, often due to...

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14 Dec
Eriskay Pony Rescue Operation

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Equine news | 0 comments

Horses4Homes development Manager, Rebecca Evans visited farmers, Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell and their 4 young Eriskay ponies at their home in Northamptonshire, UK yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell are having to sell their farm which they have worked for...

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12 Sep
Scotland’s largest equine sanctuary is facing closure

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Equine news | 0 comments

Mountains Animal Sanctuary, in the Angus glens north of Forfar, is home to over 120 horses, ponies and donkeys from all over the country. But with winter fast approaching there are fears it may not be able to beat the harsh financial climate which...

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