Online Guardian Application

Online application form to be considered as a Provisional Guardian.

It is a condition of the horse and pony rehoming process that a person must in the first instance, be granted a Provisional Guardianship by Baxters Rescue, before they are eligible to be considered to take on a re-homed horse or pony from us.

Please Note:

It is NOT possible for someone to submit an application on behalf of a third party. Each application is person and case specific. Applications must be submitted by someone who is 16yrs of age or older.

Provisional & Registered Guardians:

If you wish to be considered to become a provisional Guardian and then have an opportunity to be considered to take on and rehome a rescued horse or pony, please complete the online application form below.

Upgrading from Provisional Guardian to Registered Guardian is free of charge, but can only be undertaken when a person has taken on and successfully cared for a rehomed horse or pony for a continuous period of 6 months.

Completing the online form:

You must answer every question on the form. Some questions will have multiple choice answers already available and other questions require you to type in an answer.

In situations where you are unable to provide an answer, please just type the word NONE in the answer box, before moving onto the next question.

If you do not type or select an answer to every question, you will not be able to submit the form to us.


Applicants will require a reference from someone who is of professional standing and has known the applicant for a minimum of 2 years.

We will contact all referees, so it is important that applicants do not use someone who is related to them or with whom they work with or alongside, or socialise with, as this will delay the processing of an application.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Equine Welfare Unit via mobile on:


or email at:

Alternatively you can send a private message through the Baxters Rescue Facebook page.

Thank you for your interest in being considered as a Provisional Guardian and we wish you the very best with your application.