Hoof and Heart Appeal

Taking care of over 100 horses, ponies, and donkeys every day, all in different stages of rehabilitation and with a wide variety of ongoing needs is a huge job.

Many of the animals at HorseWorld have come from backgrounds of neglect, abuse, and unimaginable cruelty. The emotional scars of their ordeal can take years to heal, some never forget.

So how do we meet the additional needs of such a large number? By creating environments which make day-to-day life as comfortable and stress-free for them. We also try to create a daily routine that makes it as easy as possible for the team to meet all their needs, treating each horse as an individual.

We aim to heal the physical and emotional wounds and empower our horses to move forward with their lives, setting them up for a brighter future.

Some animals have ongoing issues. Many will need long-term management for the rest of their lives. We have horses who can’t eat grass, others have allergies, skin conditions, respiratory conditions, arthritis, the list goes on and on. Some will find homes on our loan scheme eventually, but others will remain at HorseWorld for the rest of their lives.

Once a horse is rescued by HorseWorld, we guarantee to do the best for them for the rest of their lives, no matter what problems they have.

This is where you come in……. we need your help to give these horses, ponies and donkeys the love and care they deserve.

If you can donate, either a one-off donation or by signing up to a monthly direct debit, you will be helping to change the lives of horses who could otherwise have faced a very bleak future.

Your donation will fund the care and rehabilitation of the rescued horses, ponies, and donkeys. The ongoing and inevitable costs such as vet’s bills, hay, bedding, feed, farriery, dentistry, worming, vaccinations, replacing vital equipment and so on which are such an essential part of the charity's work.

Here are some examples...

  • £2 could pay for a hoof pick to keep horse’s hooves, stone free or a feed scoop to weigh out the correct amount of feed.
  • £4 could buy a mineral lick for the field that will last a month (4-5 horses).
  • £5 could buy a bale of hay.
  • £8 could buy a bale of low sugar/calorie haylage.
  • £10 could pay for a bale of shavings for a horse to lie on in the stable.
  • £12 could buy one dose of worming medication for one horse.
  • £12 could buy a sack of stud mix feed for the pregnant and lactating mares that are rescued.
  • £20 could pay for one horse’s hooves to be trimmed. They typically have this done every 6-8 weeks.
  • £25 could pay for a year’s vaccination for one horse.
  • £30 could buy a 15kg sack of complete feed that will last an average horse two months.
  • £40 could buy a fly rug for pony with Sweet-itch (an allergy to midges) or a 5 litre bottle of fly spray.
  • £50 could pay for a newly rescued horse to have a microchip & passport (which they need by law).
  • £75 could pay for a routine dental treatment for one horse. This is needed every 6 months to a year depending on the horse.
  • £100 could buy a 12ft metal gate, keeps them secure in the fields or 10 poo scoops so we can pick up poo!
  • £200 could pay for hoof trims for a horse for a whole year! On average, they need to have them trimmed every 6-8 weeks.
  • £500 could pay for a basic vet assessment for one rescued horse or pony, including a scope (with sedation) to check for infectious disease, a full blood profile checking for any problems with the liver etc as well as vaccination and lice treatment.
  • £1,000 could buy all the equipment to set up a basic track system to keep laminitic or overweight ponies healthy. 120 electric fence posts, 600 metres of electric tape, electric fence unit, battery and the wire to connect both inner and outer fences under ground.
  • £2,000 could pay for a stable-sized field shelter
  • £3,800 for a large shelter to protect several horses from the weather

Thank you for helping us to help them!


If you would like to see how donations have helped in the last year,

check out our latest newsletter here