This scheme means that youngsters who have gone through a rehabilitation process with us and then spent time in foster care, return at the right time, to be started under saddle and produced as a family riding pony.
These precious ponies then ultimately become available on our Loanie Pony Programme.
Potential homes for Loanie Ponies are considered in the same way as Foster homes, in terms of initial consideration by us and the probationary period.
However, beyond that, the pony stays on long term loan until outgrown, before returning to us in preparation for a new family.
We feel this programme not only gives the ponies a second, third or even fourth chance to live a happy and fulfilling life but also helps meet the demand for suitable educated ponies which might otherwise have been at worst, discarded and at best, become field ornaments.
It is still commonplace for the many good family ponies out there, to find themselves alone in a paddock once outgrown.
These ponies often have many fruitful years left to give but remain there simply because the owner ‘can’t bear to part with him’.
Here4Horses will consider ponies in these situations joining our scheme too.
This programme is still in the early stages but enquiries are welcome from potential pony loaners. A small annual loan fee will apply.