Oscar and Vision

Horses, Ponies and Donkeys Looking for New Homes!

All equines on this page are seeking new homes. Please email the sanctuary for more information or to enquire about any equines not yet listed here.

Please be aware that some equines may have already been reserved for a new home.

All cats will be re-homed via home checks. Please do not contact unless you are genuinely interested in re-homing an equine. 

Email rehoming@crosskennanlane.org.uk for enquiries.

Whilst every care is taken to find the right equine for you, we cannot guarantee behaviour or health, nor can we guarantee we will have an equine to suit your requirements or skill level. Incomplete forms or unsuitable applicants may not be contacted depending on the volume of applications received at particular times of the year.

There are many reasons why re-homing a rescue from Crosskennan is more rewarding than purchasing a horse on the open market...

  • You are providing a better life and a secure future for a horse or pony that maybe hasn't had the best start in life.

  • All horses/ponies receive extra loving care and a feeding program is devised. Vet checks, dental checks and treatment, and hoof care as appropriate. NO information is hidden from prospective loanees. Any past injuries/conditions and any little quirks or vices are made known in an effort to match all our horses and ponies to the perfect home.

  • When you adopt from Crosskennan we do our best to be there for support and guidance if needed-We understand that circumstances change and you may not be able to keep the horse/pony. Should the need arise, horses can be returned to Crosskennan.

Whilst the right horse for you may not be available immediately we will endeavour to find the best match for horse and loanee. We will keep in touch.

Stage 1: Complete an online application form

  • This allows us to make a preliminary evaluation as to whether any of our current horses/ponies are a good match for you.

  • Potential loanee's under the age of 18 years will need to be guaranteed by an experienced parent or guardian.

Stage 2: We contact you

  • After receiving your application we will contact you (usually by email unless otherwise stated) within 1 week.

  • We will discuss with you in more detail about your requirements and expectations and the ability/character of any potential horses/ponies.

Stage 3: Meet your potential horse/pony

  •  We will invite you to make an appointment to meet any horses/ponies that may be suitable.

  • You are welcome to take as much time as you need to make a decision and are welcome you to come back to visit/ride your choice to ensure you are both happy.

Stage 4: Home Visits

  • If we all decide to proceed with the loan arrangement we will :

  • Arrange a home/yard visit to the premises where the horse will be kept.

  • The visit is to ensure that the horse has a safe environment with adequate stabling and turnout for his needs. We are not looking for perfection but good husbandry and common sense.

Stage 5: Contract

  • You will sign a contract stating the terms and conditions of the loan. This is devised to safeguard all concerned, primarily the welfare of the horse/pony.

  • Once the contract has been exchanged and the re-homing donation received by Crosskennan, you may lift your new companion or we can deliver to you. You will be responsible for all the costs of keeping the horse thereafter.

Stage 6: Follow-ups

  • We would ask that you send us pictures and updates from time to time on your progress. We would also ask, on occasion to visit by prior arrangement, to see how horse/pony is settled into new home.

You can fill in this online form which will submit directly to our office. You can also download a form that you can print yourself and either post to the sanctuary Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, 26 Crosskennan Lane, Antrim, BT41 2QY or email to rehoming@crosskennanlane.org.uk.