Rehoming Application.

The process to take on and rehome a horse or pony.


You must be either a Provisional or Registered Guardian to be considered to take on and rehome a horse or pony from Baxters Rescue.


Step One:


You contact The Equine Welfare Unit on either; 07547071317 or email at; hsw@baxtersrescue.co.uk


Or send a private message through our Facebook facility at Baxters Rescue.


This is where you state your interest in being considered to take on and provide a home for a rescued horse or pony. You may be looking for a particular breed / type, something to hack out on, or perhaps just a companion for another horse or pony that you have.

We will log your enquiry and invite you to complete the online Rehoming Application form. This is where you will have an opportunity to tell us more about what you are looking for etc.


You will NOT be able to complete an online application form to be considered for taking on and giving a home to one of our rescued horses or ponies, unless you are either a Provisional or Registered Guardian with Baxters Rescue.


There are occasions where a Provisional or Registered Guardian is not currently caring for a horse or pony. Where we identify a match, we will contact them to enquire if they would like to take on and rehome the horse or pony.


The information you provide within the application form will be reviewed by the Equine Welfare Unit and they will contact you as soon as possible. Providing all is well with your application, you will be able to move on to Step 2.


Step Two:


If all is well with your application, the Equine Welfare Unit will arrange a mutually convenient time for one of our welfare officers to meet with you at the place you intend to keep the re-homed horse or pony, to ensure that you have adequate facilities and resources in place (or if not already in place, you are able to demonstrate these facilities and resources are readily available) to ensure the continued health, safety and welfare of the re-homed horse or pony.


There may be occasions where applicants do not have sufficient facilities and resources in place or at their disposal to ensure the continued health, safety and welfare of the re-homed horse or pony. In instances such as these the application process will be halted until the applicant can address any issues.


Providing all is well with your application and you have the necessary facilities and resources in place, you will be able to move onto Step Three.


Step Three:


We will make available the details of any horses or ponies currently available for rehoming that are a suitable match for the applicant.


It is of the utmost importance a correct match is achieved between the applicant and any horse or pony that is available to be re-homed. Please read the article entitled Are you committed to looking after a horse or pony. (follow the link)


Please Note: In conjunction with the information provided by the applicant, the type of facilities and resources they have available, any breed specifics, the applicants experience and what they wish to do with the horse or pony, will ultimately determine the suitability of a horse or pony and a correct match has been achieved.


Please read the information contained within the Rescue Site page (follow link) about access to the sites etc.


There may be an occasion where a match between yourself and a horse or pony CANNOT be achieved at that particular time and your application may be unsuccessful, but do try again. Where a good match is found, you will be able to move on to step Four.


Step Four:


Once a correct match has been achieved between the applicant and a horse or pony, you will then have an opportunity to visit with your chosen horse or pony (where available), at the holding site or other location or facility.


During a meet and greet, it is important we see how you both respond to each other and we can answer any questions you may have and where necessary provide additional advice and guidance, or suggest some short equine courses offered by the rescue, which you may like to undertake.

Providing all is well and you come through step four with out problems, you will be able to move to the final step – Step Five.


Step Five:


Following a successful meet and greet between you and the horse or pony together with the completion of any short training courses you may wish to undertake, you will be asked if you wish to continue with your application to take on and provide a new home for one of our rescued horses or ponies.


If you are sure you wish to proceed with your application, you will be invited to undertake the following:-


1.Complete the Horse and Pony Re-homing scheme Agreement.


2.Pay for and undertake any short equine courses (This is optional to you)


3.Pay the re-homing fee to Baxters Rescue.


4.Pay a transportation fee to Baxters Rescue if you would like us to transport the equine for you or,


5.Arrange a time to collect the equine yourself from the rescue, or use a transport company of your own choosing.


Providing everything is in order, arrangements will be put in place to either deliver the horse or pony to the Guardians address, or if a transporter is being used, they can make arrangements to collect from the rescue.


Routine Inspections:


Following your taking on of a rehomed horse or pony, an Equine Welfare Officer from the EWU will make arrangements to meet with you and the rehomed horse or pony at their new home according to the following schedule;


1.Once a week for the first 3 months.


2.Once every 2 weeks after 3 months.


3.Once a month after 6 months.


4.Twice a year after 12 months.



Transporters:


Please note:


If you wish to transport a horse or pony from Baxters Rescue yourself or are planning to use a livestock transporter, please ensure you/they have provisions/certification in place to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the equine(s) during transport and compliance with current legislation (when required).


Any issues with third party vehicles, drivers or facilities likely to constitute a risk to the equine during transport, or illegal procedure(s), will result in the equine being held at the rescue, until you/they can make alternative arrangements for suitable/legal transport to be provided.


If you require any further information relating to the application to rehome a horse or pony from Baxters Rescue, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you for taking the time to get involved.