Scalpay is an adorable little lad that is ready to find a new home as a youngster. He always has a surprised expression on his face with his massive eyes, and you cannot help but love him as he is such a character. He was quite worried on arrival but has grown in confidence and now adores people. Scalpay is brilliant to catch and lead although he can be stubborn occasionally. He likes to tootle along in his own world but on the odd day he is very spritely and will do a very bouncy trot in from his field. He will need an experienced person to bring him on further. He never fails to make you smile and is a delight to handle. Scalpay is currently still losing his baby fluff, but his pretty summer coat is starting to come through. He is brilliantly behaved for the farrier and vet, even though his eyes make it look like he is very unimpressed. Scalpay had some gum disease around his front incisors on arrival so has been getting regular mouthwash which has made a massive improvement. He has been such a good boy and has taken everything in his stride; he will need his teeth checked by a qualified equine dentist or vet every six months. Scalpay was in poor condition on arrival so has needed a rug and a small feed over the winter. He is currently living in a mixed herd and does like to hang around with the other youngsters. He may be suitable as a small child’s lead rein pony once mature but will need to be assessed by a vet when he reaches four years old to decide if he can begin work.
Scalpay could be worked in the future.
Scalpay came into World Horse Welfare care in September 2020 as a foal at foot. He was nervous and in poor condition on arrival at Belwade Farm.
More about Scalpay
|Breed||Welsh Section A|
|Stabling/Shelter||Can live out all year with shelter|
|Turnout||Will mix with mares & geldings|
|To catch in the field||Excellent|
|Hay/Feed||Hay all year round|
|Feet||Unshod, good to trim|
|Rugs||Rug in winter|
|Behavioural considerations||Scalpay is a friendly little chap that enjoys attention.|
|Health considerations||May require sunscreen on nose|
|Bedding||Straw or shavings|
Scalpay is at Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire
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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.
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.
Once our Field Officer has visited and approved the location, our vet will give the horse one last check before you take them home.
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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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How often is the site updated?
Our rehoming pages are updated on a weekly basis, usually on a Wednesday afternoon, so please do keep checking back if you can’t see a horse who’s right for you straight away. We generally advise checking once a week to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to apply, as ridden horses are often extremely popular and can receive a large number of applications very quickly.
Can you add me to a waiting list?
We no longer hold a waiting list as, due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we found this not to be an effective system. Instead, we ask potential rehomers to monitor the website and apply for any individual horse which is of interest. However, we hope people will be able to register for email alerts in future. Our rehoming pages are updated on a weekly basis, usually on a Wednesday afternoon, so please do keep checking back if you can’t see the horse who’s right for you straight away.
Do you have catchment areas?
We don’t have catchment areas so you are welcome to apply for a horse at any farm, but do bear in mind that you will usually be asked to travel to the relevant farm to meet your chosen horse and you would also have to arrange transport to take the horse home should you be successful – plus not all our horses can travel long distances.
Can I come and see a horse I’m interested in?
You will need to apply through our website and we will invite the person who appears to be the best match for the horse to come and meet them. Please note that you can only visit the farm to meet the horse if you have been invited by the team.
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.
What costs are involved in rehoming?
Before you take the horse home you will need to pay a one-off rehoming fee (displayed on the individual horse’s profile) and become a ChampionPlus Member of World Horse Welfare. You will need to maintain this membership for as long as the horse is with you – this is our way of ensuring that all of our rehomed horses are covered by third-party liability insurance. Our horses are not rehomed with any tack, rugs or equipment and rehomers are responsible for all day-to-day costs, including any veterinary fees, as well as transport from and to the relevant rehoming centre.