We are a small charity that finds good homes for unwanted horses, providing the care, rehabilitation and training they need in the meantime. We’re based on a small farm on the outskirts of Scarborough.
Visitors and helpers are welcome by arrangement; please contact us.
A Brief History
Our horse rescue and rehoming work began in rented fields in Scarborough. Horses found their way to us from various situations, to save them from the meat trade or where owners were no longer able to look after them. Some had suffered physical abuse while some were just unwanted, but all were in need of care, and we started because there was no other rescue centre in the area.
Thanks to the Sunshine Memorial Fund, we purchased the farm in Scarborough in 2014. The farm, with its 24 acres of grazing, houses our horses and ponies while they are being retrained or waiting for their new, loving family to find them!
To provide care, rehabilitation and rehoming facilities for abused, unwanted or neglected horses, ponies and donkeys
To provide advice and practical help to people needing to re-home their horse due to financial or other constraints
To actively promote greater knowledge and understanding of the nature of horses, resulting in better welfare, handling, training and treatment
To provide training and work experience to our local community, including disadvantaged or socially excluded people of all ages
Our Approach to Horses and Training
Some of our horses have suffered much abuse and trauma, and need a lot of help and support to overcome their fears.
All of our highly experienced staff work using horse-friendly, kind methods to ensure that our horses receive the best training and lots of TLC.
We work closely with experienced therapists, vets, farriers and physios to keep our horses happy and healthy.
All of our horses have as natural a life as possible, living in large paddocks all year round unless they have individual needs that make this lifestyle unsuitable.
How We Help Our Local Community
Volunteer opportunities to develop key skills
Providing education to address the causes of welfare issues
How We Help Horse Owners
In the future we would like to provide workshops and training opportunities throughout the year on various topics, including:
Elderly horse care
How horses communicate (and how to use this to you and your horse’s advantage by improving your own body language)
Basic groundwork and manners
Horse psychology and behaviour
We sometimes accept working students of all ages. We may be able to provide accommodation to the right person. In interested, please click here to find out more.