Vicarage Farm, Underlane, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0EJ
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The way we deal with our horses.
The main rule is – treat every horse as an individual. Ex-racehorses have a variety of physical and psychological problems, and retraining them requires a great deal of thinking outside the box. From the 3 year old ex-flat horse that has known no other life, to the veteran horse that has been passed around from pillar to post since leaving racing, each horse has its own requirements. This takes an enormous amount of time and patience, some horses take to their new lives in 3-4 months and others take more like 2 years. As we get to know each horse we discover where their ability lies and like to focus on that, i.e. some will be aimed at the show ring, or jumping, or hacking depending on their temperament and ability. This will give us a clear idea when it comes to rehome the horse what sort of environment and rider will suit it the best.
Once ready for their new home, we rehome the horses on a permanent loan basis. This means that if the rehomer is unable to keep the horse for any reason, it comes back into our care. We are always available to rehomers for any help or support they might require with their new equine friend.