We have several different FOSTER or ADOPTION options and there are so many animals who need your help. Everyone deserves to be in a loving family.
Foster a Horse or Pony
Many of the equines have been through hard times and it is our responsibility to give them the best life possible. We would love to keep all the horses here, and we are all sad when any of them go out but we believe that the most gentle horses and ponies will benefit from a family environment where they can have a one-to-one relationship. Do you have room in your life to share with a horse or pony?
Many of the animals that arrive at Epona have disabilities of some kind. Their first year is spent at the center so they can be properly assessed and or retrained. As a safeguard for all equine only non-working animals will be available for fostering within the first year, after that time, subject to availability you will be given the opportunity to take on a riding horse or pony.
If you would like to help us provide a safe and loving future for any of the Epona horses and ponies, they desperately need sponsors and foster families. Anyone interested in becoming a foster family or sponsor or helper please see list of requirements below and then contact us for more information.
All foster families must become members of the association
All foster families are expected to provide:
- fields with stock proof fences,
- good shelter
-hay and water
The foster family is expected to keep the animals feet in good condition and pay for regular trimming.
***The Trust will continue to pay for specialist treatment and long term medication when required***
Horses ponies and donkeys looking for foster homes right now
We have ponies, donkeys and horses that are looking for long term foster homes. If you live in Bass Normandy and would like to offer a loving home to any of our rescued equines, please, contact us.
We have May and Etoil, two Shetland ponies. May is a miniature shetland but, Etoil is Shetland size. Both May and Etoil have taken riders out on lead rain, and they are good with "nice" children. They are mother and daughter so obviously we would like them to stay together. What they need is a family with lots of love and plenty of time to give. And, importantly, good fences.
We have Abyad and Missy. Two gentle 14.2hh greys. They have not been ridden for many years and are both in their 20s. Abyad has been out on foster for years, but sadly, the lady cannot look after him now. We also have our lovely donkey Martin, he is a bit pushy and needs a firm hand, he really loves tractors, so if you are out working on your tractor, he will be there.
For just £25 or 30€ per year, you can adopt one of our ponies! This is a wonderful way for anyone to get involved with the trust. You will receive an adoption certificate, a photograph of your chosen pony, an Epona Trust rosette, a fact sheet about your chosen pony and a monthly newsletter either by email or post. You are invited to visy and join in our open days and events.
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For just £25 or 30€ per year, you can adopt one of our ponies! This is a wonderful way for anyone to get involved with the trust. You will receive an adoption certificate, a photograph of your chosen pony, an Epona Trust rosette, a fact sheet about your chosen pony and a monthly newsletter either by email or post.
Your membership fee will be a very welcome contribution towards the daily expenditure of the trust and make a huge difference towards the well being of the rescued animals. All proceeds are spent directly on the rescue animals. We all volunteer our time and we take no wages, nor do we spend money on advertising.
To choose which pony or horse you want to adopt please contact us!
Two beautiful shetland ponies are mother and daughter. They have carried children on gentle walks and are good with everyone. the home must be within 50k of the french refuge/
We are also looking for foster homes in the same area for, Martin the donkey, Abyad and Missy two small gery horses, and, not usually our thing we are also looking for a new home for a PIG