Rehoming – what we do:
- We advertise the horse for adoption on our website and social media accounts.
- We also share the adoption profile in appropriate rehoming groups regularly.
- We will collect adoption applications from “interested parties” (potential adopters), assess them for suitability and undertake both adoption interviews and virtual home checks.
- If a formal offer of adoption is made, a contract of adoption will be prepared and sent to the “adopter” (the new guardian of the horse).
How we do it:
- We collect the required information from the original “owner” (the person wanting to rehome their horse) in order to create an adoption profile. This will include the horse’s name, age, weight, gender, height, medical history and more.
- We will ask for a copy of the horse’s vet records and vaccination book/ passport etc as well as good quality photos and videos for promotional purposes.
- If the horse is advertised as a ridden horse we will request videos of the horse being ridden. We reserve the right to advertise the horse as non-ridden only if these videos suggest the horse is in pain or acute distress when ridden and will refer the horse for a vet assessment before advertising or rehoming can take place.
- The adopter will need to sign the adoption contract and pay an adoption fee of 150 Euros to the charity before the horse can be sent to them or collected.
- If for any reason the adopter is unable to keep the horse we will seek to assist with rehoming or returning the horse to the original owner (where appropriate) but the adopter remains responsible for keeping the horse safe and well cared for throughout that process. We cannot guarantee an adoption will be possible in a certain timeframe, or at all. We will not pay for stabling or temporary accommodation of any kind.
How it works:
- We are a matching only service. We are matching horses from their current owner to a new suitable home.
- We do not provide rescue back up or take the horse from you ourselves.
- The horse remains the legal responsibility of the owner until such time as the passport, rehoming contract and microchip details are transferred to the adopter.
- The owner must pay a small surrender fee of 20 Euros to “the charity” (Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary) to cover our time in promoting the horse, liaising with adopters, completing home checks and preparing adoption contracts. No refunds will be given under any circumstances.
- The owner must arrange and fund transport of the horse to the adopter or agree to share the cost with the adopter.
- The charity will assist with making travel arrangements where needed but will not make any contribution to the cost of the horse’s travel.
Applying to advertise a horse already in a sanctuary or rescue establishment:
If you are another organisation who is rehoming horses and have your own adoption protocols and fees, but you would like to use our platforms to seek horse friendly and non-traditional adopters, you may do so for the nominal fee of 5 Euros per adoption profile.
Every month we will draw a free entry rescue lottery of our rescue/ sanctuary horses on the website and give the winner (drawn at random) additional promotion and exposure on our social media accounts.
If a horse we are seeking to rehome is offered a good home with another REGISTERED charity then we will forego our adoption fee.