Horses and Ponies

If you would like to apply to become a horse or pony borrower, then we would love to hear from you!  Please complete the appropriate application form and send it back to the Sanctuary at the details at the bottom of the form. If you have any questions about the process or about one of our equines, please give us a call on: 01460 652 14.

Download this form to borrow a non ridden, companion horse or pony:  Application to borrow a non ridden horse

Download this form to borrow a horse or pony who can be ridden:  Application to borrow a rideable horse


Purebred Arabian Gelding (recently), 4 years old, 15hh approx.

Toffee was rescued from serious malnutrition, as a result of the last three years of not being fed properly he hasn’t developed as well as he should have.  He is very narrow so would not make a ridden horse.  He would be great fun (in time)as an in hand show gelding for someone who just wanted to do it for fun.  He has an awesome trot and loves to have a good snort with his tail over his back!  He is a real sweetheart to handle, loves people and having a bit of a pamper!

He does need a home with experience of this breed and of training youngsters.  He has not yet socialised with other horses in a field but does like his buddy next door in the stable.

You can see from the photos what state he was in and how he is progressing.  He will make someone a wonderful and stunning friend!



Pure bred Arabian, 4 year old gelding (recently).  15hh approx.

Minty was severely malnourished when we got him, he has spent the last three years shut inside with minimal handling.  He is a stunning, spirited horse true to his breed.  He is looking for an owner with experience of Arabian horses and of training youngsters.  He could potentially be shown in hand and eventually under saddle but he is a bit of a project!  He will need a home with secure grazing and access to stabling.  He is a very fine chap and due to his history seems to feel comforted in his stable at the moment.  He has not socialised with other horses when turned out but likes to have a pal nearby.  This boy will need plenty of time to continue to fill out and strengthen up and learn about the big wide world but if you’re in it for the long term he will be seriously worth it!

Here you can see some photos of him after we had had him for around one month and of him now.  He is promising to be a real stunner.


Badger and Chuckles

Badger and Chuckles are Dartmoor and Exmoor x’s.  They are both 6 year old geldings, 12.2hh approx.  These little guys came to us originally as foals when a Dartmoor farmer had to give up his herd.  They are currently in a loan home and have been there for 5 years but unfortunately they now need to find a new family.  They could go separately provided they have new friends to live with.  They are good boys to do, they are unbroken but could be by someone in a new home.  They are waiting to return to the Sanctuary as we are currently at maximum capacity so we are looking to home them directly from their current place.  They are super cute ponies and would be a great project to bring on as ridden or driving ponies.



Dolly is approx. 13.2hh, Cob, Piebald, mare. She is believed to be in her early teens. She can be a little nervous to catch until she gets into a routine and establishes some trust.  She came to us when after 6 months of being with her owner, the land she was being kept on was put up for sale. Dolly does love a good roll in the mud so will need an owner who enjoys grooming!  She is no trouble with the other horses.  Being of native type she will need her weight to be managed. She has no  known health problems.  Dolly would make a lovely nanny or companion.  She will happily stay in the field on her own if needed while her field mates are exercised.

Picture to follow – trying to catch her without a muddy coating!


Dizzy Rascal

3 year old gelding, cob x, 12hh approx.  Dizzy is a little cutie with bags of character!  He was found wandering the countryside on his own.  He is very bold, nothing much seems to bother him.  Dizzy loves people, grazes happily with mares, geldings and donkeys , is happy to be taken away from his field buddies with no fuss.  Dizzy would make a smashing potential pony club prospect.  He is unbroken currently but he is learning how to lunge and long rein with tack on, he can walk, trot and canter and is going over trotting poles.  He works happily in the school with all the farm traffic going past him, this pony seems to take everything in his stride.



Queenie is a TB, bay mare, approx. 15.2hh.  DOB: 2003.  She is looking for a companion home where she can retire ideally within a herd of other horses, she would make a lovely nanny. She is a stunning horse and has had a really rough time over the years so now deserves to just relax.  She can be a little quirky and does need to establish trust, she likes her routine and does get anxious if it changes too much.



Jack is a piebald gelding.  DOB: May 2016.  His Mum was an Arab type, Dad unknown but probably a cob.  He should  make at least 14.2hh.  Jack was rejected by his Mother, his owner hand reared him for 8 weeks and unfortunately due to a change in her own circumstances could no longer keep him.  It was then too late to put Jack on a foster mare so he has been fully hand reared.  He will need a very experienced owner who can continue his education.  Ideally he needs another youngster to play with.  He is currently turned out daily with a quiet gelding with no problems.  He is good to catch and handle, can be opinionated!