Riding and driving horses

Do you rehome ridden or driven horses?

We do rehome ridden and driven horses, but they are often extremely popular and can receive a large number of applications very quickly. These horses can be found by searching the relevant category. If you are looking for a horse who has the potential to be ridden/driven in the future, we do have a range of other categories in our rehoming scheme such as companion with potential, youngster or project horse which are searchable under the ‘Prospect’ category. These categories allow currently non-ridden horses to be rehomed to a suitably experienced home with the aim of bringing them into work in the future. If you’re interested in rehoming a horse with the potential to be brought into work but don’t personally have the experience to back the horse, we would still consider an application if you have an appropriately experienced support network.

Why do your ridden horses have a rider weight limit?

Research we were involved in has shown that high rider:horse bodyweight ratios can induce temporary lameness and discomfort in the horse. We therefore work with our team of specialists to agree the most suitable rider weight for all our ridden horses to ensure their on-going comfort and wellbeing.

Why are so many of your horses not able to be ridden or driven?

All our horses are fully assessed by an experienced, qualified team including a vet, physiotherapist and farrier. If the horse displays particularly poor conformation or other physical or behavioural problems, the outcome of assessment may be that we feel they are unable to withstand the demands of ridden or driven work, however gentle or considered, and will be rehomed as a non-ridden companion. If you are looking for a horse who can be ridden/driven and have the experience to take on a horse which has the potential to be brought into work in the future, we do have a range of other categories in our rehoming scheme such as companion with potential, youngster or project horse which are searchable under the ‘Prospect’ category. These categories allow currently non-ridden horses to be rehomed to a suitably experienced home with the aim of bringing them into work in the future. If you’re interested in rehoming a horse with the potential to be brought into work but don’t personally have the experience to back the horse, we would still consider an application if you have an appropriately experienced support network.

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