Girls Horse Club Blog

Adopt a Horse!

Published by • Jan 16th, 2009 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand
by Sweetie, age 12

How many times have you asked your Mum for a horse? And how may times has she said no? Unfortunately, horses are a lot of money and not everyone has enough time to own one. So, the next best thing? Adopting a charity horse!

You can adopt a horse from loads of different charities. Usually, you will get regular updates on your horse’s training and a newsletter about the charity. You will be able to meet your adopted horse, and maybe even ride him or her if you’re lucky! Some charities have a website where you can read updates and watch videos, too. Below are some of the charities you can adopt a pony from, and how much it costs.

World Horse Welfare – £5 a month (~$7.50 USD)
HorseWorld – £20 a year (~$30.00 USD)
Redwings –  £12.50 a year (~$19.00 USD)
The Mare and Foal Sanctuary – £12.50 a month (~$19.00 USD)

Look on the internet for a charity near you. By adopting the pony you are helping to buy feed, bedding, tack and lots more for your adopted horse, and other horses that need the charity’s help.

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  1. This sounds like a great idea! I’ll have to check it out some time…:D

  2. Wow! Great blog, Sweetie. Now I might just be one step closer to getting a horse!
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    -mustangmane

  3. That sounds really cool!!! I’ll ask my mom if we can give it a shot!

  4. The charities I put their are in Britain, so you may need to look around for one close to you. I adopt ponies from HorseWorld, and I also adopted an exmoor pony but I can’t remember the charity.

  5. this is suh a great idea .i totaly will ask my mom. she will soooooooo say yes beacuse we own 555 horses and my mom is a trainer