Rehome a Hugs Horse/Pony

 

Interested in rehoming a Hugs horse or pony?

 

Rehoming a rescue horse is incredibly rewarding. Our list of horses available to rehome are below and on our Facebook page but there may be others that are undergoing their rehabilitation programmes and will be available soon.

If you are interested in rehoming a Hugs horse or pony please complete the rehoming application form (on the left to download) and submit online using the button to the right. Once we have your application we will be in touch for the next step of the rehoming process.

Thank you for your interest in giving a rescue horse/pony a loving home.

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Horses and Ponies Available for Rehoming

Fern

Fern… What a gorgeous girl!
Fern is a dartmoor pony who was born in 2017. She is a lovable little lady who is one of the first to greet you in the field. She is good to catch, lead and groom.

Could you be her new best friend?

Maggie

Maggie is a lovely 16.3hh TB mare who is looking for someone to understand her. She has many different issues with her feet so she is not 100% sound. With the right work her strength will eventually build up and she will be suitable for light hacking or a companion. If you would like some more information on Maggie then please message or call.

Idris

Idris is a very handsome, approximately 4 year old gelding available for rehoming.

Isn’t he just beautiful!!!

Idris came to hugs summer 2019 with a herd of his ladies… he was an entire stallion on arrival and like a young teenager; he wasn’t too sure he liked the idea of being tamed.

However once he got to know the staff he has turned into a complete pussy cat and is SUCH A GOOD BOY!!

He was castrated in November and is now looking for his forever home.

He’s about 12.1hh. He’s a chunk!! However is a mini-cob.

He would suit a confident child to bring on, lead rein project or even be put to harness. He has beautiful movement with a floating trot.

Now due to him being a stallion and then needing time to heal- we’ve not started any ‘ridden’ work with Idris.

Instead we have worked on his confidence with brushing, picking up feet and becoming Santa Claus etc.

He ISN’T perfect to catch in the field. However once in the stable is a good boy.

He would benefit from a small herd or field to work on ‘catching’

That being said he is OK to catch if he feels like it! (Typical man?? 🤦‍♀️😱).

He is a baby in all respects of training, however has a lovely willing nature.

We thought we would see if there was anyone interested in this boy, if not he will start his training in February/March to become a lead rein or similar.

Can you offer him a loving home?

Moorland Ponies

These little guys and gals were rescued from the 2019 Chagford sales. Chagford saw 258 ponies sold out of 300+ ponies entered. Unfortunately this meant that some were left unsold 😞 and therefore with an unsecured future.

Hugs came back with 4 ponies this year! 3 colts and a young skinny mare. The youngsters were all under 4 months old when they came to Hugs, far too young to be away from their mums.

The little mare and skewbald were going unsold, the skewbald came through the sales ring twice (we’ve never seen this before) after seemingly having his eyes wiped off.

The dark bay (spotted) has a deformity so, especially with his young age, he will find it more difficult to eat with his severe parrot mouth.
And the little skewbald came from the same area as a certain ‘cool’ individual and we think he must be some sort of sibling to our awesome Dude.

They all had HUGE WORM BURDENS plus eye infections! They have been treated and are on the mend.

We are handling them so they get used to having headcollars on (to make administration of medication easier!) plus we are slowly getting them used to being stroked and brushed.

We are continuing to work with this little herd (and a few other youngsters we have rescued), so they will be up for rehoming soon. Please get in touch if you could offer a loving home, they will make fab children’s ponies and companions.

Bramble

Bramble came to us in 2017 and was VERY nervous. He is a very handsome 2 year old Dartmoor gelding. He is now good with the farrier and to lead but is still nervous of being caught in the field/large space. He is inquisitive and would benefit from a one-to-one setting as building a relationship with someone will be the best way for him to trust humans and then be able to be caught easily.

Bramble would make the perfect pony for someone looking to build that perfect bond. He is currently in a foster home having one-to-one training and attention, helping build his confidence further.

Annie

Annie is a 1 year old mini cob, currently standing about 12hh.

She is one of our Doncaster cobs that we rescued from horrible conditions in March.

She was skinny and covered in matted hair. Annie was suffering from lice, intestinal worms and also bacteria.

Annie and her friends were in a poor and sorry state. 😞

Annie is only 1 year old and as she has not had the best start to life she does need an experienced home where she can continue her education.

She has always been confident! However until coming to Hugs she wasn’t taught how to be caught, groomed, led… let alone someone touch her feet!

She still has a way to go before being a perfect and proper little cob. However she is just FAB.

Penelope

Penelope was one of the three nameless cobs from Doncaster who arrived in March 2019. They were in appalling state. Thick matted coats hiding skin and bones. They were painfully thin. Although nervous they all came with a calm disposition and have blossomed into lovely mares.

Penelope is a gorgeous mare who is approximately 3 years old. She does sometimes need encouragement to be caught (this is better with routine!). She is still learning about picking up her feet but is good to brush. She has seen the farrier, dentist and vet. She just needs to learn about this big wild world.

Natasha

Natasha was one of the three nameless cobs from Doncaster who arrived in March 2019.

They were in appalling state. Thick matted coats hiding skin and bones. They were painfully thin.

Although nervous they all came with a calm disposition and have blossomed into lovely mares.

Natasha is very calm and deals with most situations well. She does sometimes need encouragement to be caught (this is better with routine!) but is a lovely ‘dope on the rope’.

April

April is a one year old moorland pony who was born here at Hugs. Her mother is the lovely Gypsy, who came to us wild off Dartmoor.

She is piebald and will make approximately 10hh.

April is very confident and still has a lot of learning to do so will need someone who has time to teach her more manners and about the world.

Could you offer her a forever home?

 

REHOMED HUGS FOUNDATION HORSES 

Here are a selection of the horses that we have successfully rehomed. 

Molly-June- Successfully Rehomed.

Molly-June (MJ) came to Hugs in April 2017.  After a rough start in life we are proud to say this gorgeous mare has fallen on her feet. MJ was in a horrible condition on arrival and had never been handled. She was 1 years old, big and wild. However she is now such a star...
Look at her with her new mummy in the show ring!

Gatsby- Successfully Rehomed

Gatsby came to us in May 2017 he was soo young, so scared and covered in horrible hair mats. Look at this beautiful and confident boy now. He was successfully rehomed Novemeber 2018. Look out for him in the show ring in Cornwal!!

Gandalf- Successfully Rehomed

This cheeky chap came to us as he was hard to manage plus had some medical problems that the owner was not able to afford... Well a few months down the line of treatment, rehabilitation and training and he was ready for rehoming. He was successfully rehomed in September 2017

Huckleberry - Successfully Rehomed

Huckleberry arrived at Hugs in October 2018 following the Chagford Dartmoor Pony Sales. He was approximately only 6 weeks old when he arrived, scared, tiny and unable to even eat hay yet. He was put on a special diet including foal creep to give him the nutrition he should have been getting from his mother’s milk.

As Huckleberry became braver and stronger he absolutely flourished. He was great with the children who visit, looking after new ponies, causing mischief with his friends and he even had a little trip out to Pets at Home before his departure where he was definitely a huge hit with the public!

Dear little Huckleberry has certainly landed on his hooves having a special and loving new home to enjoy. He is now a very successful little show pony and finally has a loving family.