Wanted Volunteers urgently needed to help with the rescue horses. Please call 01580 831266 if you can help or for more information.

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Fun Dog show

Please check out our project and Vote for White Horse Stables. Thank you.

Dog Show

The Fun Dog Show held on the 5th June 2017 at the centre was very successful. The event raised £495 and was great fun and very well supported. Thank you to everyone who came along and hopefully we will see you all again at the next show.

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Cuddle Livery

If you are unable or do not wish to ride but miss or want regular contact with a horse then WHS's new Cuddle Livery is just the thing for you. We have a number of horses who are not suitable to be ridden due to being too young, too old or for health reasons but would still benefit greatly from a one to one relationship with a sponsor.

The sponsorship involves a contract usually for 1 year and a monthly payment in return for which you would be free to visit your horse as often as you wish and become involved in their care. Most of our rescues love being groomed and it is a great way to build a bond with your horse.

If you are interested please phone Diane on 01580 831266 for details of horses available and the cost of Cuddle Livery sponsorship.

Fudge & Paddy

Somerset Rescue Ponies Latest News.

All the new foals and the six original ponies are doing very well. Samson settled into his new home in the Spring of 2016 and is thriving. Sadie had an operation to remove a malignant sarcoid but recovered and is now doing very well. Maggie has now been backed and her training is progressing well. Sadie and Dorothy are now being ridden and are on loan and Delilah and Ossie now have lovely new homes. Daphne and Melodie (must be kept together) and Mae are still avaliable for rehoming to forever homes. If you feel you could offer a home to these ponies please contact Diane Barclay-Bernard on 01580 831266.

Foals with Mothers
Samson 1

Samson

Mae's itch

Mae

Mae & Ossie

Ossie and Mae

History of Somerset Rescues

WHS took in six rescue ponies all the way from Somerset. They were owned by a man who kept around a hundred ponies in appalling conditions. He was taken to court and banned from keeping animals for life but Hope Rescue in Somerset still had a very difficult time getting him to pass over ownership. Many of the ponies were in such poor condition that they had to be euthanasied. Many other rescue yards around the country have taken a few ponies.

When the ponies arrived at the end of July 2014 they were completely wild, having never been handled. The staff at WHS have worked with the ponies to gain their trust and they are now easy to handle. Three of the six rescue ponies gave birth to foals. The first to arrive was Samson in the early hours of the morning on the 8th April 2015 then at 2.30am on the 9th April Ossie arrived followed by Mae once again in the early hours of the morning on 10th April.

WHS is a small charity with limited funds and the extra six ponies with three new foals are a major financial undertaking. If you are able to make a donation however small it will be of enormous help to WHS. Thank you.

Ponies arriving
Dorothy and Ossie

Dorothy and Ossie

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Maggie and Mae

Samson

Delilah and Samson.

Adopt Loan or Sponsor a Horse or Pony

For details of all our horses and ponies available for loan, sponsorship,adoption or our new cuddle livery please see our Equine Profiles page. To help us raise funds for our horses and ponies see our Fundraising page.

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