Greatwood Ex-Racehorses Looking for a Home

An ex-racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

What are the requirements for re-homing a Greatwood Ex-Racehorse?

  • Knowledgeable, caring people
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Thoroughbred experience
  • Below 12 stone
  • Ability, facilities and commitment

Once a suitable match has been made, what happens next?

  • Applicant’s references and facilities will be checked
  • If this is satisfactory to the staff, the applicants will then be asked to sign a legal contract and make a donation of £750
  • Carers are required to become a Friend of Greatwood for the duration of the loan - this costs just £5 per month
  • This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when an ex-racehorse is re-homed.

What happens long term?

  • While Greatwood expects all horses to remain with the carer for the rest of their natural lives, a firm contract is in place whereby horses cannot be sold on or moved without Greatwood's permission and regular welfare checks are undertaken.

Prospective carers please:

Can I view the horses which need re-homing?

Yes, please view details of our horses on our Horses for Re-homing section.

What about the horses which cannot be re-homed?

Greatwood Sanctuary / Horse Power Horses
We would love to rehabiliate and re-home all the horses that come into our care, but many have injuries or other issues that prevent them being re-homed as a ridden horse or companion.  Those horses remain in our Sanctuary at Greatwood for the remainder of their lives and if assessed as suitable go on to have a second career in helping our visiting children with special educational needs. Please take the time to meet some of our Sanctuary horses.

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Selection of Ex-Racehorses who have been re-homed

Park Lane Princess re-homed from Greatwood

M'Lord re-homed from Greatwood

Wowza and Mistress Polly re-homed from Greatwood

Barachiel re-homed from Greatwood

I'msingingtheblues re-homed from Greatwood

Natterjack re-homed from Greatwood

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