Help rescue a horse by helping horse sanctuaries and horse rescue centres
The recession has seen difficult times in the animal world, and nowhere more so than the horse world. Charities have been inundated with horses and ponies being given over for re-homing and rescue, while many other less fortunate animals have been abandoned. The worst case scenario has led to many horses and ponies being put down.
So if you're thinking of taking on a pony or horse, please think about rehoming a horse - there are lots of horses for adoption.
Many horse sanctuaries & horse rescue centres run re-homing schemes or loan schemes, e.g. The World Horse Welfare have a Rehoming a Horse scheme.
The World Horse Welfare charity (previously the International League for the Protection of Horses) lists a number of roles their horses and ponies could fulfil as fosterers, which helps you look for the right horse or pony, and these roles are listed here (as quoted from their website)..
As with any animal, horses are unpredictable. A new environment can change their character or cause their behaviour to change as they settle into a new home