Leaving your horse to charity in your Will
For horse owners, it can be worrying to think about who will look after your horse when you’re gone. Leaving your horse to World Horse Welfare in your Will is a way that you can ensure their future is safe and secure. As horse lovers, we know this is a big decision to make and want to reassure you that your horse(s) will receive the very best of care.
In our Horse Gifting guide you will find all the information you need to make an informed decision, as well as an Equine Details Form where you can provide us with specific information about your horse’s needs and characteristics. This helps us best care for your horse and find them a suitable home with a loving rehomer when the time comes.
What will happen to my horse if I die?
Our Horse Gifting Guide provides information about leaving your horse to charity and safeguarding their future. It includes a step-by-step guide to what will happen if you choose to leave your horse to World Horse Welfare in your Will, as well as suggested Will wording for solicitors.
Should your horse outlive you, we will be notified by the Executor of your Will. Upon receipt of the appropriate documentation from your Executor World Horse Welfare will take ownership of your horse. We will act promptly to ensure your horse’s immediate needs are met and then take them into our care at one of our four Rescue and Rehoming Centres. They will be assessed by our expert team and given any treatment necessary before we aim to find them a loving home through our Rehome a Horse scheme when they are ready. If you choose to leave your horse(s) to World Horse Welfare in your Will they will remain in our ownership for the rest of their lives.
Once they come into our care, we will always act in your horse’s best interests. As the new owner, World Horse Welfare reserves the right to take steps to safeguard the health, welfare and quality of life of every horse we own. This may include, if it became necessary, compassionate euthanasia. Horse welfare is at the heart of everything we do.