15 Mar
Eriskay’s Enjoying Their New Home in The Lakes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Just before Christmas Horses4Homes whilst liaising with the Farming Crisis Network rescued 4 Eriskay ponies from a farmer in Northamptonshire. The Eriskay pony breed is on the critical rare breeds register, having less than 400 breeding mares in the world. These ponies have been given a home for life by Lucie Stockdale in the Lake District who will be using them, as she does her 18 rare breed Exmoor ponies, as conservation grazers. Lucie was fortunately left 80 acres by her aunt some 15 years ago and works with Natural England to preserve and monitor the very rare plants and flowers on her land. Using ponies like these as conservation grazers is a fabulous thing, it gives them a job and purpose when they may otherwise not have a very bright future. I visited the ponies and they are...

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10 Mar
In Very Sad Circumstances, Light Hack in Brighton Needs a New Home

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Bella, a 22 year old Registered Connemara cross Thoroughbred has been in her current home for the past 7 years in Brighton. Her owner very recently, whilst helping Bella when she had got herself caught up in some fencing tragically died of a heart attack. He was dedicated to his horse and his wife...

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29 Feb
Help a Pony in Need of a New Home

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Rusty is a gorgeous chestnut Shetland of 15 years and is in great need of a new home as a field companion. Unfortunately his owner who has been dedicated to caring for him for the past 12 years is unable to continue to do so due to a change in her...

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22 Feb
Horses4Homes advises against advertising horses “Free to a Good Home”

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Horses4Homes has gone live this week and would like to strongly advise anyone considering to advertise their horse “free to a good home” in the UK or Republic of Ireland to think again and to use the Horses4Homes facility to help find the best suitable new carer for their horse. Horses4Homes...

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09 Feb
Horses4Homes Ready to Launch

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Equine news | 0 comments

Horses4Homes has now completed its consultation phase and will be launching the first ever internet based equine re-homing facility imminently. The state of the art website has been many months in the making and offers new hope to thousands of low value horses, ponies and donkeys in need of new...

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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...

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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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