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     ~ Sharon Ralls Lemon
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     ~ Winston Churchill 
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     ~ Henry Ford 

Rescue & Rehabilitation

 

Sometimes horses and ponies are mistreated - this can either be physical neglect or mental and/or physical abuse. Equine Partners CIC works with these horses to regain their trust, heal their bodies, improve communication and develop a partnership that will set these horses up to move on to the next part of their journey.

 


How we rehabilitate

 

As students of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Programme, we believe that by putting the relationship with the horse first, we can develop trust, communication and a partnership with every horse or pony that comes into our care and all the horses are all rehabilitated using these methods. Please go to www.parelli.com for more about Parelli. Disclaimer  “Parelli Natural Horsemanship™ is a trademark of PARELLI NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP, INC. which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site”

 

Alongside the mental and emotional part of the rehabilitation work, we also take care of the horses' physical needs.  This may be anything from foot care and diet to more severe problems requiring Veterinary attention. We work closely with an Equine Podiatrist, Feed Specialists, Equine Vets and other equine specialists to ensure that the horses get everything they need in order to recover and thrive.

 

 


What happens next?

 

Once the horses and ponies are rehabilitated we look to find them a home to carry on their journeys. Some horses are re-homed and some become part of our EAL or Pony Share Teams.

 

Any horses that are re-homed will be matched both in personality and skill level with their new owner to ensure a smooth partnership and long term home. As part of the handover we will show the new owner how to carry on their training and provide them with a pack to help them understand the way their horse thinks and their experiences.

 

 

Trailer Loading


Over the years we have met many horses that have a problem with loading into either a trailer or horsebox. As part of our rehabilitation work we help horses (and sometimes their owners!) become more confident in trailer loading. All our horses will have completed trailer loading training before being re-homed so that this is not a stressful experience for either the horse or the new owner!

Here is a little video of Bella & Jo having fun with trailer loading!

 

 

 

How can you help?

As you can imagine, the rehabilitation and care of a rescue horse isn't cheap! Any donations, either financially or in horse equipment, are gratefully appreciated.  You can either donate by PayPal or Local Giving or by one of the many ways on our Donate page

 

       

 

 

 

Case Study - Kira

 

Kira was left abandoned in a farmer's field with no food, grass and little water in 2012. When Kira arrived she was very wary and quite defensive around people. Having also been in isolation for at least 6 months, she had no real concept of how to act in a herd of other horses.  So our first real task, aside from getting her diet sorted out and physical health back in order, was to teach her how to behave as a horse and with other horses.

 

  With slow and steady work, Kira started to feel more relaxed, both in the herd and with us. 

 

Once we had a good solid base to start from, we began the 'Rehabilitation - Training' part of her development. This was started initially by Jo, and now she is safe enough, our pony sharers help Jo continue her development.

 

 

 

 

 

Kira has now had her first few rides and has completed 95% of her training for being an Equine Assisted Learning Pony. She is also an integral part of our Pony Share team and much loved by many children.

 

      

 

We could not have given Kira this opportunity is it was not for 'Seedbed' sponsoring Kira's first year of care and treatment costs.

 

Kira is now part of the Equine Partners Equine Team. If you would like to help in the continuation of her journey, please click on the link below: