Special Home Sought for Pair of Former Racehorses


Two ‘gentlemen’ Thoroughbreds looking for new home together following rehabilitation

Ly and King

The Norfolk home of World Horse Welfare is searching for a special home where two successful formerly raced Thoroughbreds can enjoy their well-earned retirement together.

Lygeton Lad (known as Ly) and Bold King (known as King) came into the care of World Horse Welfare’s Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in November 2017. They are part of the charity’s partnership with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) which rehabilitates vulnerable, formerly-raced Thoroughbreds. The pair have formed a great friendship and after completing their rehabilitation, they are looking for a home as companions through World Horse Welfare’s Rehoming Scheme.

Lygeton Lad

- Lygeton Lad (Ly)

Ly totalled 81 races in his illustrious career, taking home winnings of more than £100,000 whilst King has 44 races under his belt and over £78,000 in winnings. Both are now enjoying a happy retirement.

World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Specialist Groom, Emma Sawyers, said:

“Ly and King came into Hall Farm together. They are the best of friends and we would love nothing more than to find them a loving home together.

“King is like a sweet old grandpa; he enjoys a fuss and loves to search your pockets for treats. He also has the cutest, big droopy bottom lip!

Bold King

- Bold King

“Ly is a lovely boy with a cheeky personality. He is quite set in his ways and has a rather high opinion of himself but that is to be expected after running so many successful races in his career! Ly may take a little bit more time to get to know his new rehomers but once he does, he is a big old softy – loving nothing more than a good groom and a cuddle.

“Both horses are such lovely gentlemen and deserve to spend their well-deserved golden years in a quiet, peaceful home.”

Lygeton Lad is a 16.2hh, 19 year old gelding and Bold King is a 16.3hh, 22 year old gelding. Both are looking for homes either together or separately, as non-ridden companions. To apply to rehome them and to search more than 100 other horses and ponies in need of homes visit: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming

World Horse Welfare aims to rehome every horse or pony in its care in order to keep space at its four UK Rescue and Rehoming Centres free to help more horses and ponies in need. The charity currently has around 1,800 equines out in homes around the country and all horses and ponies on the Rehoming Scheme will remain in the charity’s ownership to ensure their welfare is safeguarded for life.

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