- Available Horses
- Bransby Family Fosterers
- Introducing Amie and Solo
- Introducing Darcy and Sam
- Introducing Dazzle, Merlin and Tina
- Introducing Disney and Jeanette
- Introducing Emily and Miracle Matilda
- Introducing Freya and Diesel
- Introducing Griffith and Lucy
- Introducing Lolly and Sophie
- Introducing Madoc, Cefn and Sarah
- Introducing Sooty and Olivia
- Introducing Tonto and Sam
- Introducing Tracy and Brandy
- Introducing Wizard, Wendy and Leigh
- Rehoming Agreement
- Rehoming FAQs
- The Rehoming Process
Is it safe to start rehoming again?
Yes, we have carried out a risk assessment and we are adhering to stringent guidelines. Safety is paramount. Guidelines are in place to protect applicants, staff and equines and must be followed, if they are not, your application may be delayed or terminated. Initially we will be rehoming companion equines and riddens through our offsite External Training Partnerships.
What’s changed and will it be safe?
Many changes have been made to keep you, our equines and our staff safe. Here’s what your first and second visit should look like for the companion process:
First visit – Assessment.
- Applicant Assessments for Companion Equines have been reduced to one visit, plus a second visit to include collection.
- Applicant Assessments are to be a maximum of 45 minutes.
- All communication during the visit must take place in the open air at a social distance of 2 meters.
- All sharing of information during the visit is to take place verbally in order to reduce the risk of shared paperwork and equipment. You will receive all further documentation via email prior to the visit.
- The Bransby Horses team are to wear disposable gloves over their handling gloves.
- The Bransby Horses team are to open stable doors and gates.
- Once the visit has concluded the applicant is to leave the site immediately. No other equines or equipment is to be touched by the applicant, including access to facilities such as the office or toilet.
Second visit – Collection.
- 48 hours prior to collection the Rehoming Coordinator will contact the applicant to ensure that no Covid-19 symptoms are present. No collections will take place without this confirmation.
- The equine being collected will be placed in a stable in advance of the Fosterer arriving on site.
- No more than two people are to collect the equine.
- Loading organisation will be in place to ensure minimum contact. You will be briefed before arrival.
- On arranging for collection, the Rehoming Coordinator will further explain the Covid-19 safety guidelines including where to park your lorry or trailer and what to expect / bring with you.
- The passport for the equine will be wiped down prior to collection and then placed outside the stable for you to collect or alternatively it can be passed through the vehicle window.
- Once the equine is loaded the Fosterer is to leave the site immediately.
What has changed to the offsite External Training assessment for ridden equines?
- The process of Ridden Applicant Assessments will be explained to the applicant in detail prior to the visit including the organisational guidelines around social distancing and expected conduct whilst at the External Training Providers premises by the Rehoming Coach.
- Applicant Assessments for Ridden Equines have been reduced to two visits plus collection.
- Applicant Assessments are to be a maximum of 1 hour 30 minutes, the equine will be on the yard ready to be tacked up when the you arrive.
- The Rehoming Coach will ensure that social distancing and hygiene standards are adhered to at all times during the visit.
- All communication during the visit must take place in the open air at a distance of 2m. All sharing of information is to take place verbally in order to reduce the risk of shared equipment.
- Congregation of additional staff and applicants in one location is not permitted.
- The Rehoming Coach is to open stable doors and gates or ensure that touch points are wiped down.
- Head collars and grooming kits are to be sprayed down with Safe4 after the visit and remain out of use for 72 hours.
- Once the visit has concluded the applicant is to leave site immediately. No other equines or equipment are to be touched by the applicant including access to facilities such as the office or toilet.
How much does it cost when rehoming a horse or pony?
All of our equines are given a health check before they are placed into the Perfect Partner scheme. We ask for a fostering fee on application completion which goes towards the associated costs.
Mandatory Fostering Fees:
Ridden – £175
Driven – £175
Companion – £100Project – £130
Does Bransby Horses only rehome within a 60-mile radius of their Lincolnshire site?
Project horses must be within an hour of the Bransby Horses site. All ridden and companion equines can be rehomed anywhere within the UK.
I have barbed wire in my fencing – will that affect my home check?
A Premises Check carried out on a property with barbed wire will not pass for safety reasons. We would request that any barbed wire used as fencing is removed, replaced or fenced in front of so horses can’t access the barbed wire. Once secured Bransby Horses would carry out a second Premises Check on the property and continue with the process.
How much land do I need to have in order to become a Fosterer?
This varies and is dependent on the number of animals already on the land as well as the animals’ size and needs. We recommend you have an acre per equine with access to restricted grazing if necessary.
Do you have an age limit on the horses you rehome?
The age limit is 22 years old unless there are extenuating circumstances and a suitable match is available.
Why do you have a weight limit on all your riding equines?
The weight limit is advised to ensure the rider weight is suitable for the horse’s capability and build.
Why was I unsuccessful with my application?
The Bransby Horses Rehoming Team match every equine with the home most suited to their needs. If we do not have the right match, we will keep applicants’s details on file for potential future matches with the option to opt out at any time, in line with GDPR, by emailing email@example.com Please refer to our Privacy Notice.