Here at Rehome My Horse we try to provide a more structured route for anyone rehoming/loaning/selling or sharing their horse. The approach includes an application process and rehoming agreements, with support at the end of a phone and email. For those looking for a horse we hope that you find the website a breath of fresh air. Horses are listed in an open and honest fashion, with owners sharing both the positive and negative aspects. Therefore, enabling informed choices and decisions.
I have worked and owned horses all my adult life and teenage years. On leaving school I completed my BHSAI and have continued to teach from time to time, being a currently registered BHS accredited coach. After many years as a special needs teacher, I entered the world of equine facilitated learning and met some amazing clients and believe the horses really did help these people and opened up a new world for them. More recently I have worked for a rehoming charity.
In my spare time and most weekends throughout the summer myself and my family play polocrosse travelling up and down the country playing for my team Kent Targets.
As a child my non horsey parents purchased on my behalf a “first horse”. This horse was soon returned as proved unsuitable. It took 3 horses before we got our long term friend and with him it was still a compromise due to some undisclosed issues. In hindsight we maybe did not ask enough questions and trial the horse fully and of course recognise that compromises were always needed to be made.
“We provide a more structured route for anyone rehoming, loaning, sharing or selling their horse”
As an adult I rehomed/sold a much loved pony to a “forever home” We were totally honest with this sale and hoped that we had done right by this mare. Unfortunately, we had not! We found out a year later that she was again available. After further investigation she had in fact been in numerous homes during that year and now no longer had her correct passport. Luckily an old owner of this horse was in a situation to take her back and she lived out her last year in a familiar and stable environment.
Many lessons have been learned over the years. I believe honesty is always best and there is no room for a disregard for this in the horse world. However, what is clear is that there needs for honesty on both sides, the owner and the party interested in the horse. There are many standards of riders and many types of horses and if there is openness and honesty all round then a horse really can find its forever home.