Our sanctuary is full and we need to find loving, forever homes for some of our horses to make room for others in desperate need of rescue.

Redwings is the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, caring for over 1500 horses every day, but we have an urgent problem; the sanctuary is full.

Rehoming healthy ponies like Weetabix is the best way to make room for more horses in desperate need of rescue.

Life today for Weetabix is a far cry from the traumatic start he had. Weetabix was found on a farm in Ireland with 23 other ponies. Other horses had sadly already passed away, their bodies still lying in the field. Weetabix and his friends were not only suffering from starvation, but were also extremely sick with a nasty respiratory disease called strangles.

After many months of veterinary treatment and special care, Weetabix and his friends all made a full recovery. Weetabix would now love a home of his own, either as a companion or as a ridden pony.

But first we need to prepare him for life outside our care.

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To prepare Weetabix for his new home, he will need several months of training sessions with an experienced handler. Weetabix will also need a saddle, bridle and other special equipment to teach him how to respond to a rider. Preparing Weetabix, or another pony like him, for a home of his own will cost £1750. By finding rescued ponies like Weetabix a home of their own, we can create space for another thirty rescued horses each and every year. Unless we rehome ponies like Weetabix and his friends, we cannot make more room for others in desperate need - ponies like Weetabix when he was rescued.

How success will be measured

We are asking you to help us raise £1750 to prepare Weetabix for a new home. Success will be measured by finding him a loving, forever home and making room for us to rescue another horse or pony in desperate need.

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  • 20 Jan 2018

    Campaign finished

  • 31 May 2017

    Weetabix has a new toy!

    Weetabix and his friends have been enjoying some new horsey toys – hay balls! These plastic balls are filled with hay giving the boys hours of entertainment and a tasty snack! This is a great way to help us ensure Weetabix and his friends maintain a healthy weight (something that is really important in preparation for their rehoming training) and keeps their minds active (which will hopefully keep them out of mischief!). Aside from snacking, Weetabix has been busy undergoing the first steps of his basic training. His carers bring him to the stable yard regularly with best friend Muesli, where they both have one-to-one handling sessions. Weetabix’s carers say he is progressing nicely, although he is still a bit of a cheeky chap when the farrier visits, so this is something his carers will work with him to improve. Weetabix particularly loves being groomed at the moment, and likes to flick his mane around once it has been brushed through with mane and tail conditioner!

  • 4 Jan 2017

    Campaign started

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Charity Reg No: 1068911 and SC045070

Redwings is the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, caring for over 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day, and funded solely by public donations from kind supporters like you! We strive to provide and promote the care and protection of all horses and donkeys by offering a place of safety in need and rehoming those with the potential for a fulfilling life outside the Sanctuary with 500 currently living in loving Guardian homes. We also educate owners and future generations about the value of horse welfare, and offer the chance for the public to see the work we do first hand – and for free – at our five visitor centres across the country.

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