The Moore Racehorse Trust rehabilitates and rehomes horses from the racing industry into private homes on a permanent loan basis.
No horse will be rehomed where there is no adequate, year-round daily turnout in the company of other horses. Our horses thrive on living outside as nature intended 24/7. We appreciate this is not always possible but we do insist that they are turned out for a large portion of every single day. It is not only essential to their mental wellbeing but their physical one too. Small to medium sized mixed herds are ideal and all our horses are well socialised with both mares and geldings of all ages.
Your horse will be barefoot when they come to you. We encourage you to continue with this with our support and the support of our Applied Equine Podiatrist.
It is so important to us that these horses go to the right homes that we ask every prospective rehomer to come and spend as much time as they can with their horse so they can get to know each other.
We typically start with just a relaxed grooming session, then move onto going out for in-hand walks along the lane/bridleway and in traffic. More challenging tasks such as loading into a horsebox, riding/leading over a tarpaulin will be undertaken so you have a good idea of how your horse behaves in potentially difficult situations.
By the time you are ready to take your horse to their new home, you will both have started to develop a nice trusting bond which will help you both as you settle your horse into its new surroundings.