Potter is a cool little cob looking for a new home where he can go on lots of new adventures. Potter came into Belwade Farm as part of a large welfare case of cobs and has come on brilliantly well since arriving. He is a typical cheeky, larger than life wee pony that simply adores attention and most importantly scratches if he has an itchy spot. Potter will require someone experienced and confident with youngsters to bring him on further as he has not seen much of the world. He always comes over for cuddles with his groom who thinks he will thrive with lots of attention in a new home. Potter is very well mannered for his age but takes a lot of confidence from his handler who he always looks to for reassurance if he is worried about anything. He still needs a little bit of feed to catch for new people, but his confidence will grow once settled into a new routine. He is very sweet natured and stands well for the vet and farrier. He likes to do his own thing and is guaranteed to try and climb out of our pens when he is brought in for a pamper so definitely has a cheeky side! Potter has been used to living in a large herd and hates being away from his friends so is unsuitable to be left alone. 13hh is his predicted adult height and he will need to be assessed by a vet at four years old to decide if he can be brought into work; he has the potential to make a nice child’s ridden pony in the future. If you think that Potter is the right pony to join your family, please apply online.
Potter could be worked in the future.
Potter came into World Horse Welfare care in July 2021 as part of a large welfare case of cob horses. The group were in poor condition on arrival at Belwade Farm.
More about Potter
|Stabling/Shelter||Can live out all year with shelter|
|Turnout||Gets stressed if left completely|
|To catch in the field||Good with food|
|Hay/Feed||Hay during the winter|
|Feet||Unshod, good to trim|
|Rugs||Does not require a turn out rug|
|Behavioural considerations||Potter is a typical playful youngster with bundles of energy.|
|Bedding||Straw or shavings|
Potter is at Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire
Do you want to offer Potter a home?
To apply to rehome, add Potter to your virtual stable and then complete our online application form.Add Potter to your stable
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
We've included our top six questions here but you can find the full list here.
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.