Rehoming - why rehome?

Why rehome from World Horse Welfare

We rehome more horses than any other equine charity in the UK.

World Horse Welfare is the UK's largest equine rescue and rehoming organisation. If you choose to rehome you'll receive an honest assessment of the horse and their capabilities, ongoing support and the reassurance that if your circumstances change you can return him/her - plus the reward of knowing you're creating space for another horse to come into our care.

All of our horses are fully MOT'd

All of our horses have been thoroughly assessed by a team of specialists. You will get an honest description of the ability and temperament of the horse and any requirements they may have.

Our horses come with a safety net

We love to find forever homes for our horses. However if your circumstances change you can always return the horse to us. No one knows what’s around the corner, so it can save you a great deal of heartache if you have a safety net in place.

The feel-good factor of changing a life

Many of our rehomers say that rehoming a horse is an immensely rewarding experience. Most of our horses have had difficult lives before coming to us and by rehoming you are offering them a vital second chance.

Rehoming one horse helps another

When you rehome from us you help other horses by freeing up vital space at our rescue centres. Sadly, there are always horses needing to come into our care so it’s critical that we make space by rehoming those who have completed their rehabilitation. By choosing to rehome you become key to helping more horses get the care they need.

A lifetime of advice and support

When you rehome one of our horses, you have ongoing support and access to our expertise should you need it. You can call our rehoming team to discuss any issues - or just give us an update! - and your local World Horse Welfare Officer will check in with you routinely to see how everything’s going.


Need help?

If you have any further questions or need to get in touch with us please check our Need help page for guidance.

Please check our Need Help page for guidance. Visit our help section

What our rehomers say about us

“Anyone looking to rehome a horse should definitely do it: World Horse Welfare is so supportive and rehoming is just such a great thing to do – it’s so rewarding.”

Rehomer Stella Burbidge

"If anyone is looking for a riding pony or a driving pony, I can 100% recommend that they should really try World Horse Welfare. I cannot fault this place – they were obviously totally open and you know if it doesn’t work out the pony can come back and will find a good home. The horses and ponies come with a full MOT and you couldn’t ask for more."

Rehomer Nichola Waddicor

“I was considering buying a horse, but my friend had rehomed from World Horse Welfare so persuaded me to consider doing the same. We went to Belwade Farm to look at two other horses and whilst I was there I looked up to see Tinto standing at the top of a hill, almost as if he was saying ‘Look at me!’.”

Rehomer Fiona Bell

“I would always recommend rehoming a horse. Rehomers receive such a huge amount of support and the team at the charity are always 100% honest and realistic with you. The pride you get from rehoming these horses – who sometimes have a very sad past – is incredible.”

Rehomer Kate McCormack

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