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How rehoming works

Find out more about the rehoming process, which is just six simple steps.

Find out more about the rehoming process, which is just six simple steps.

1. Find and apply for a horse

Browse or search our range of horses ready for rehoming (the word ‘horse’ includes horses, ponies, donkeys and their hybrids). Once you have selected your horse(s), click the ‘Apply to Rehome’ button to go to our online application form. Your details will be saved to make it easier for you to check the status of your application as well as to apply for other horses in the future.

2. Application reviewed

The team at our Rescue and Rehoming Centre will review your application and get back to you as soon as they can, usually within two weeks. Do keep an eye on your junk email if you don’t hear from us!

3. Meet the horse

If we think you sound like the best match for that horse, we will call and ask you to visit the Centre in order to meet them. If you intend to rehome a companion, we may ask you to groom or handle the horse. For ridden, driven, youngster or project horses, we will also assess your riding/driving and groundwork abilities as appropriate.

4. Home visit

Once everyone is happy that the right match has been found, one of our friendly Field Officers will visit you and the location where you intend to keep the horse. This is simply to check that the site is safe and suitable for the horse you have been matched with.

5. Vet check

Once our Field Officer has visited and approved the location, our vet will give the horse one last check before you take them home.

6. Take your horse home!

Once these steps have been successfully completed, you will need to become a World Horse Welfare ChampionPlus member, pay your one-off rehoming fee and sign the Rehoming Agreement. Once that is done, you can take the horse home!

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Need help?

If you have any further questions or need guidance with our rehoming scheme please visit our Help Centre.

Please check our Need Help page for guidance.
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