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Rescued West Country pony Tonic is searching for a home
9:15am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Tonic is an 11.3hh Exmoor-cross currently being cared for by grooms at Glenda Spooner Farm, World Horse Welfare’s Somerset centre. She is looking for a new home as a companion pony. She has been available for rehoming for a few months now but has been sadly overlooked. But you can change that today by offering her a wonderful home!
If you enjoy spending time working horses or ponies in hand, then you could have a perfect partner in 13 year old Tonic – she’s great fun to work with and very intelligent. She’s a pretty pony and travels well, so could do really well at in-hand showing. She is a native breed, and so does need to be kept on restricted grazing and have her weight carefully monitored. She would be looking for a home with other mares, is very good to catch and has made a brilliant companion to other horses. She loves to be groomed and to spend time with people; but will need reassurance around the vet for vaccinations and treatments. She is fine with the farrier.
There are many horses available to rehome from World Horse Welfare, including ridden horses and ponies. The charity website shows the wide variety available, all looking for loving new homes. Rehoming horses is a vital part of World Horse Welfare’s work. Without people rehoming horses from their four Rescue and Rehabilitation centres around the UK, the charity would soon be unable to take in any more horses; horses who are neglected and in desperate need of expert care.
The charity is currently calling on people who can offer a good home, to rehome a horse from them now. World Horse Welfare fears there are 6,000 horses at risk in the UK this winter and every horse rehomed helps another horse too because it makes room for new rescues to be taken in at our already capacity-stretched centres.
There are many advantages to rehoming over buying, especially in this financial climate. When you rehome from an equine charity, you will get an honest appraisal of the horse, its behaviour and temperament. Experienced staff ensure that all of their horses and ponies are matched up with the most suitable rehomer for them, giving horse and owner the best possible chance together. The charity aims to rehome a horse for life, but if for whatever reason your circumstances should change, or a pony is outgrown, then you can return the horse to the charity. You’ll have access to a lifetime of expert support and twice-yearly visits to check on how you and your new friend are getting on and call our advice line for answers to any questions in between visits.
Rehoming enquiries 01953 497212 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming/index.asp.