Horses are wonderful animals to own – and loan! Our loaning scheme not only offers selected horses, ponies and donkeys the opportunity to enjoy life in a new home, but frees up time and space at the sanctuary to rescue and rehabilitate more animals in need.

We have over 200 horses, ponies and donkeys currently thriving in new loan homes.

Horses need a lot of time and dedication, as well as love and care, and a horse on loan should be cared for as well as if it belonged to the loaner. If you are thinking about loaning a horse, why not consider giving one of our rescued animals a healthy, happy home?

There are many things to consider, including the expense of looking after it but if you do decide that it is right for you, and you can make the necessary commitment, you will gain a fantastic new friend, and enjoy some wonderfully rewarding experiences together. See our available horses, ponies and donkeys all looking for a new loan home.

Please note that we are only able to loan equines in Sussex and the immediately surrounding areas, and all loaners must ensure that our equine is insured for Public Liability.

On receipt of your completed application:

  • A SHRT representative will contact you to discuss any suitable equines we may have
  • You will be invited to come and meet the prospective equines at our sanctuary in Uckfield
  • A home visit will be conducted to the proposed premises on which you intend to keep the equine
  • If everyone is in agreement then you will be invited into a loan agreement with us. Please bear in mind that all loan agreement forms, standing order forms, and proof of 3rd party liability insurance will need to be received by us before you can take your new equine friend home

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