*We are currently rehoming companion equines only*
The Bransby Horses successful Friend for Life rehoming scheme offers some of our equines the chance to enjoy life in a carefully selected loan home, whilst freeing up time and space at the charity for the rescue and rehabilitation of more animals in need of help. As you will no doubt be aware, we are all entering a period of uncertainty. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting everyone to some degree and we have been closely monitoring the guidelines from the Government, as and when they have been released. We have and will continue to update our guidelines to reflect this.
Changes to Ways of Working (due to coronavirus outbreak in the UK)
We have carried out stringent risk assessments around the rehoming process for both ridden and companion equines. At this moment in time we are in a position to safely start rehoming companion equines, with some slight changes to the process to keep everyone safe. Such as;
- All applicants to have full phone brief before arrival.
- Premises Checks will be carried out virtually by one of our trained Rehoming Officers
- Minimal cross contact with the Bransby Horses team through the equine. e.g Equine will be loaded by Bransby Horses team.
- 2m distance to be kept at all times.
- All information to be given verbally or electronically to eliminate sharing of paperwork and pens.
To view the full list please visit our FAQ section here
We do not have a specific date set just yet for when we will rehome ridden equines. We will continue to review this on a regular basis and will only start the ridden rehoming process when we know it is safe for our applicants, our equines and our staff.
Current Bransby Family Fosterers
We are continually reviewing our contingency plans to help keep people and equines safe; this is our priority. In light of the guidance from The Government, that was released on Monday 16th March, we have suspended current Bransby Family Fosterer Support Visits for the moment. Our team is still available for telephone and email support so please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns and the team will be happy to give advice.
Like you, as equine owners, we need to consider the health of ourselves and our animals. This is a very unpredictable time which can sometimes make it difficult to make firm plans. Have you got contingency strategy in place should you become ill?
Our friends at the British Horse Society have some useful tips which we want to share with you to help you: www.bhs.org.uk/advice-and-information/coronavirus-covid-19