Equine Rehoming Procedure

Please note – Horses are social animals who find comfort and security within a group environment. For this reason Wolfwood will not rehome a horse if they will be the sole one on the premises.

We are thrilled you are looking to rehome one of our rescue horses! To make sure we find a good match for both horse and loaner, our rehoming procedure consists of 6 stages which are briefly outlined below.

1. Text or call the Wolfwood number with the name of horse wanted/ your personal information/ circumstances.

The information supplied allows Wolfwood to make a preliminary evaluation as to a loaners desires and assess as to whether any of our horses would be suitable and the opportunity for you to tell us where the horse will be kept ( Adoptee must own the land) and your experience with horses.

2. Phone call arranging a meet.

This informal chat/ meeting will allow us to better understand your needs and provide time for any questions regarding the chosen horse.

3. Meet your chosen horse.

We will invite you to book an appointment to meet your chosen horse. Here we will ensure that you are comfortable and confident with handling the horse; while allowing you time to bond with them.
If it is a ridden horse you are viewing, you will be required to ride the horse on a number of occasions to establish that they are the perfect match for you.
You will be expected to visit the horse on at least two occasions (possibly more with a ridden horse) before we are happy to proceed to the next stage.

4. Home check.

When you are certain that you have found ‘the one’ we will arrange a home check to the premises where the horse will be kept. This is too confirm that the area is safe, secure and well equipped for a new equine arrival; we are not looking for perfection.


By the time a horse is suitable for rehoming the charity will have invested a considerable amount of time and money into the animal. Adoption fees can be discussed over the phone or in person.