North is a beautiful Arab mare with a very quirky character who really deserves a loving new home. She came from a quiet home and has coped well settling into a busy farm. North is not suitable for a novice as she can be tricky and changeable in her behaviour. She is not dominant with the other horses although does pull the most dramatic grumpy faces but has never shown any aggressive behaviour. North is a typical mare and is very opinionated about life but will make someone a lovely companion. She is very fond of our foals and they get quite upset when she is taken in for a pamper. North is a bit of a poser and when she has her ears forward, she is absolutely beautiful, someone fond of Arab’s and their quirky temperaments would adore having her on loan. She is good to groom and well behaved for the vet and farrier. If she ever gets wound up by being away from her friends, she can get a bit impatient, but this can be managed with calm corrective handling. North likes the company of other horses and would become very stressed if left by herself. Her groom enjoys spending time with her and thinks she is a very affectionate mare with lots to offer. North must have her teeth checked every six months by a qualified equine dentist or vet for her to remain comfortable. She is very happy living out full time but does need a turnout rug over the winter to maintain her condition. We are unsure if North has suffered laminitis in the past, but she will need to be monitored over the summer and her grazing restricted when needed. If you would like to offer North a home please apply online.
Northstar can never be ridden or driven.
All equines in our centres are regularly assessed by a team of experts including a vet, physiotherapist and farrier, and these assessments have found that Northstar is not suitable to be worked.
North came into Belwade Farm in September 2021, her owner was terminally ill and could no longer care for his horses.
More about Northstar
|Stabling/Shelter||Can live out all year with shelter|
|Turnout||Cannot be left alone|
|To catch in the field||Good with food|
|Hay/Feed||Hay during the winter|
|Feet||Unshod, difficult to trim|
|Rugs||New Zealand rug during winter|
|Behavioural considerations||North is a quirky mare that likes to pull the most dramatic grumpy faces, but is actually a lovely pony.|
|Health considerations||Needs weight monitoring|
|Bedding||Straw or shavings|
Northstar is at Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire
Do you want to offer Northstar a home?
To apply to rehome, add Northstar to your virtual stable and then complete our online application form.Add Northstar 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.