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Gwynedd

Born 2003
13hh
Light Riding Only

Gwynedd is a lovely welsh pony, in her late teens we know very little about her past other than she was cast aside and abandoned in a field, all her companions removed and her left and forgotten. She had been on her own for approximately a year before we were contacted and when we arrived to get her she was excited to see us; walking over to get her headcollar on and then loading onto the horse box.

She had been left in a field with lots of rich grass and after a year she had gained a lot of weight, her feet had been overgrown, and truthfully we didn’t know how she would cope with recovery. She’s a strong girl though and since first meeting us she has taken everything in her stride, from meeting the dentist to getting her feet trimmed and working on her exercise and diet plan.

She has been assesed for riding and come into work well, however she is only suitable for light work. She will need some time to build herself up and lose the weight but someone able to work with her can help her accomplish those things. Providing her with the exercise, time and work needed to get her fit.

Gwynedd has had laminitis in the past and will need a home with an understanding of this and the option of grass free turnout, ideally a grass free paddock or track system where she can get exercise.

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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.

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