Horses and Ponies Looking for New Homes!

All horses and ponies on this page are seeking new homes. Please click the application button to apply for more information or to inquire about any horses not yet listed here.

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

All horses will be re-homed via home checks.

 

Please do not contact unless you are genuinely interested in re-homing a horse. You can apply by filling in an application form either by following the application link or downloading a form here.

 

For inquires or more information please email the rehoming team. rehoming@crosskennanlane.org.uk

Send general enquires through the contact me page. 

Tilly

Tilly is a lovely little pony with a gentle and loving personality. She fits into nearly every herd without argument and pairs well with most ponies. She does not like bigger horses or ponies though and will bully them. She has a knack for escape and will need an escape proof paddock. She cannot be stabled. She is picky with food and will need to be monitored in any home to ensure she is eating properly. She would be the ideal little pony to join any family as a companion and be fussed over. She wants to follow everywhere and is curious about everything.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Dark Bay/Black

2010

Mare

Companion Only

Jodie and Sanza

Jodie was paired up with Sanza and like everything else Jodie does, she took it all in her stride. She is not sound for riding but could lead a small child around. Jodie has a dust allergy and has a sensitive stomach with food changes. Ideally, she needs to live out with an open shelter. Jodie adores a little fuss and attention and is always on the lookout for her next 'buddy'.

Sanza doesn't mix well with other horses but gets along with Jodie thanks to the older mares' mellow temperament. She does love attention and fuss though and enjoys grooming. Like Jodie, she isn't sound but could be used for setting a small child on her back.

Both mares must be rehomed together and must go to a five star home. They would be perfect as a pair of wonderful ponies for the grandchildren to fuss around. :)

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.2hh

Skewbald and Piebald

1998 & 2001

Mare

Companion

Emily & Elijah

Both donkeys will need a home together with someone experienced with horses, donkeys, or both. The home must be patient and willing to continue their training after leaving the sanctuary. Limited grazing will be needed - ideally a track system if possible to encourage movement, helping with the loss of the additional weight that they carry.

Emily (lighter mare) has a more subdued temperament, only concerned whenever she cannot reach Elijah, unhappy when she can see but not reach him. She is a polite donkey who would be content with or without human attention.

Elijah (darker gelding) is a very curious Donkey. He will meddle with anything new in his environment. Very mentally active and quick to learn forms of enrichment would be very beneficial.

Both lead well-using body language and vocal cues - ‘walk-on’ and ‘Woah’. Very responsive and getting more so with each session. Whoever was to rehome them would be expected to continue their training and handling.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

13.2hh

13 + 8

Companion only

Olive

Olive is a lovely young pony with a curious and playful personality. She leads well and does lift her feet although will need further handling.
She is a real character who enjoys playing and being groomed. She is very protective of her food.
Olive was to be rehomed as a non-ridden companion only due to a bad stifle injury but as of Spring 2021 she has been given the clear to potentially begin her riding career.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Dark Bay

2015

Mare

Basic Handling

Gwynedd - RESERVED

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 begun her assessment for riding and we believe she will come back into work well. 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.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

13hh

Bay

2003

Mare

In Assessment for riding

Poppy RESERVED

Poppy was dumped on the side of the road, along with the much older Diana. Poppy is only 2 years old and has lots to learn, after being dumped on the side of the road and chased from one spot to another she’s had a mixed experience with people. She head collars and leads and with only a little encouragement lead on and off the horsebox when we collected her. She is learning everything new though and at her age is very curious about absolutely everything. She needs a home that can teach her the basics and work with her so she learns the boundaries and what is accepted. We expect her to make 13hh and she will make a stunning pony for anyone.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

- to make 13hh

Piebald

2019

Mare

Basic Handling

Nora RESERVED

Nora was dumped in a forest and survived there with her friend for over 2 years. She lived off what was there and what members of the public brought her. With it all she and her friend gained a lot of weight and when the sanctuary became aware of them they were both laminitic. Nora was very nervous of people, even with food offered. She kept her distance and would spook easily. Since arriving at the sanctuary she has grown in confidence and can be caught, headcollars and led. She is coming around well to being groomed and petted and will often now seek out a little attention. She is still a quiet mare and latches onto whoever is around to hide behind if she gets nervous in new situations. She is still quite young and will have someone with a little time to spend with her and build a bond. At present Nora is looking for a home, either long term or short term, where she can go out, have some time with people and learn more. We suspect she is pregnant but as yet this is not confirmed. We therefore would like a home for her where she would be ideally able to have her foal safely and wean it.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

11hh

Chestnutt

2018

Mare

Basic Handling

Robyn RESERVED

Robyn is quite famous on our page, after being rescued in the middle of winter of the Mourne Mountains, days away from dying from starvation. She was rescued alongside Cyril the Donkey and although their relationship is very sweet it is not ideal for them as they have different needs and drastically different ages. Robyn needs a home where she can continue to grow. She is only a yearling and we estimate she will make around 13hh. She is a lovely pony, very fine and gentle in nature. She can be nervous of new people and things and will need a home that is willing to give her the time to grow in confidence and mature.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

- to make 13hh

Bay/Roan

2020

Mare

Basic Handling

Martha (must be rehomed with Sadie)

Martha is approximately 9 years old and 14.3hh. She is a very sweet natured mare. At present she is in assessment as we suspect she is lame. She is looking for a companion only home alongside her sister Sadie who she is bonded with.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.3hh

Bay

2012

Mare

Companion / In assessment

Sadie (must be rehomed with Martha)

Sadie is approximately 7 years old and 14.1hh. She is a lovely bay mare with a white stripe. She has sweet itch but it’s managed well at the sanctuary. She has a lovely gentle nature and although not fully assessed yet we believe she will go into work easily. She is looking for a home where she can continue her training for riding, alongside her sister Martha who she is bonded with. They will need a further companion in the home if Sadie is to be taken away from Martha for ridden activities and this is something that will only be done after a weaning process.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14.1hh

Bay

2014

Mare

In Assessment for riding

Lady - REHOMED

Lady is a lovely sweet natured pony, first rescued in 2013 as part of a larger welfare case she has been in a couple of homes and subsequently been returned through no fault of her own. She is prone to weight gain and lameness and as a result and through a lameness test with the vet she has been ruled out of riding. So she is need of a loving home as a companion only. She is very happy being a field ornament as long as she has someone with her. She doesn’t need a lot of grazing and is very well behaved for the vet, farrier, dentist, etc. She lead and loads well and does everything you would want for a companion pony.

Height

Colour

YOB (approx.)

Sex

14hh

Bay

2004

Mare

Companion Only