Sanctuary care at Bransby Horses has been created for those equines that are unable to be rehomed via our Perfect Partner scheme, as ridden or companion equines, due to behaviour, age or certain medical conditions. This means the equines permanently live and are cared for by Bransby Horses.
From the day an equine arrives at Bransby Horses they undergo various assessments given by the vets, farrier and equine dentist whilst they are at the Animal Reception Centre (ARC). The team that care for the equine during this time will also be observing and assessing any behavioural needs that the equine may have. This then determines the best yard for the equine to go to; if they are put on sanctuary care with health issues it is important that the teams expertly monitor them closely. Depending on the outcome of the vetting it can be determined there and then if the equine requires additional handling or care plans.
On some occasions our teams may find homes for our sanctuary care residents if the applicant has a companion perfect for the equine, however, our teams don’t actively seek ‘Perfect Partners’ for them.
Horses who have severe issues such as lameness, require long-term medication. We make sure they are comfortable for the time they are with us and will live on our Bransby site’s Walklands Yard and Visitor Centre Yard.