Since around 2009 the Ark has taken in horses that need a home for varying reasons, some because they’ve been abandoned and not properly cared for, others due to ill-health or their owners are unable to continue looking after them, either for financial, heath or age reasons. We have managed to rehome a few to loving new homes, while others will retire with us for life. We’ve also had to say goodbye to some when their health has deteriorated to a degree it was no longer kind to keep them going.
Although most come to the Ark to retire, from time to time we have horses, ponies or donkeys that are suitable for adoption or loan. They will feature on this page, whilst you can read about the ones who are staying with us for life on our Permanent Equines page. They can still be sponsored in the usual way whilst they are with us.