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Urgent Rehoming Appeal from the Mare and Foal Sanctuary

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:00 21 March 2016




Urgent rehoming appeal from the Mare and Foal Sanctuary with largest number of horses in its history looking for homes


The Mare and Foal Sanctuary are holding rehoming days at two of their farms in Totnes and Holsworthy in April in an attempt to find loving new carers for the horses and ponies waiting patiently for their forever homes.

The Devon-based equine charity has already rescued 19 animals in 2016 alone, and there is now no space at the Sanctuary’s Newton Abbot rehabilitation centre to be able to take in any more horses, yet the calls about abandoned and neglected horses keep coming.

The Sanctuary is urgently looking for people across the South West who would be interested in rehoming one of their horses and invites you to one of their rehoming days from 11am-3pm on Saturday 2nd April at Upcott Park near Holsworthy and 11am-3pm at their Visitor Centre in Totnes on Sunday 3rd April.

Head of Equine Sally Burton explains, “These days are an opportunity for people to come along and meet the horses, handle them, see them being ridden by the grooms and apply for the horse if they’re interested.

“All of the horses available have been rescued and rehabilitated, new carers are provided with their full vet history, detailed behavioural assessment and free, lifelong support from our equine team.

“We have a wide variety of horses and ponies available from ridden horses, children’s first ponies, and companions. At the moment we have lots of young horses available on our Playschool Scheme so if you’re looking to continue a pony’s training yourself, come along and see if we have the perfect one for you.”

On both days, knowledgeable and friendly grooms will be on hand to answer all your questions and hopefully introduce you to your new best friend.

Sally commented, “Each of our horses deserves a second chance, and to find their forever home. It is important that if people feel they can provide a suitable home for one of our horses, I would urge them to come and meet us or get in touch. Each time a horse leaves us for their new home, it frees up a space for us to rescue another and there are so many that need our help.”

For more details on the horses and ponies available for rehoming please visit the Sanctuary’s website: or speak to a member of the Equine Team on 01626 355969


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