Q: How much does it cost when rehoming a horse or pony?
A: All Bransby Horses’ equines are given a full health check before they are placed into the Friend for Life scheme. Therefore we ask for a fostering fee to help towards the associated costs, such as the vetting and equipment used.
Q: I have previously been told you have a 60 mile limit in which you rehome horses, is this still correct?
A: We will rehome our equines anywhere within the UK to the right home in order to ensure we find the most suitable Friend for Life for each individual horse and its specific needs.
Q: I have barbed wire in my fencing – will that affect my home check?
A: Unfortunately a home check carried out on a property with barbed wire would not pass for safety reasons. However this does not necessarily mean your application to become a fosterer would be unsuccessful. We would request that any barbed wire used as fencing is removed, replaced or fenced in front of so horses can’t access. We would then carry out a second home check on the property and continue with the process.
Q: How much land do I need to have in order to become a Friend for Life fosterer?
A: This varies dependant on the amount of animals you already have as well as their size and needs. Ideally we recommend you have an acre per equine, with access to restricted grazing if necessary.
Q: Do you have an age limit on the horses you rehome?
A: No, we rehome fit and healthy horses. We have removed the age limit in order to give more horses the opportunity of finding their Friend for Life.
Q. Why do you have a weight limit on all your riding equines?
A: This is not in place to discourage any potential fosterer. The weight limit is advised to ensure the rider weight is suitable for the horses capability and build.
Q. Why was I unsuccessful with my application?
A: The Bransby Horses Rehoming Team try to pair each equine with the home most suited to their needs. If you are unsuccessful it does not mean we believe you are unsuitable for other Bransby Horses animals in the future.
Q. If I take on a companion, is there potential for him or her to be ridden in the future?
A: Depending on the age and general health of the equine, we do offer the option of changing the purpose of the equine from companion to ride or drive. This must be discussed with the team and an assessment will be required to determine your experience with backing and schooling.
Q: I asked for my details to be kept on file in order to be contacted when a certain horse became available, was added to the website or made any progress but was told you are unable to keep details on file. Why?
A: Unfortunately as we have so many people enquire about the horses on the Friend for Life scheme it is not possible to keep everybody’s details on file in order to contact them with progress. We do however welcome emails requesting more information and ask that you visit our website regularly to check which horses are available.