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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.

Horses and Ponies Available for Rehoming


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?


Mia is a beautiful 15.3hh grey mare who came to Hugs due to her owners ill health.

She is approximately 12 years old and can be ridden, although she will need a confident, knowledgeable home as she is not a novice ride. She is green as she has not been ridden for around 10 years but we are slowly bringing her back into work.

She does suffer from sweet itch but this has been managed this year with Piraton and rugs. The vets have advised to start her on preventative treatment next year.

Can you offer her a loving home?



Diame was rescued from Chagford Market in 2018. He is a dartmoor pony type and only 4 months old. Once Diame has finished his rehabilitation he will be ready to be rehomed.

Are you looking for a lovable young companion to bring on?


Ginger is looking for an owner who has the time and energy to put into a chestnut mare! She is a lovely girl, loves to be pampered and will follow you anywhere. She often works with clients who are looking to do free-rein work (no ropes – almost join up) and is AMAZING!
She is NOT broken in but she long reins and has been sat on. She had a previous injury to her whithers which has led them to become flat and damanged. This has been vet checked and we have ensured she has no pain associated with the area. However she needs someone who can slowly bring her into work – be that ridden or fun free-rein/horse agility.

She needs it.
She deserves it.

Can you be her friend?


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.


Oh Belle, Whata beauty you are. A proper dun shetland with a dorsel stripe.
She is still under assessment and we would like Belle to go to a home that is used to young shetlands. She can be a bit of a mischeif maker if given the chance.

She could do well in a show ring and a lovely childs pony in the future!


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.


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?


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With your help The Hugs Foundation can reach its goal to continue to grow and touch the lives of many.