Horse Rescue

Horse Rescue is a funny business, to be registered as a Charity you have to be raising over £5000 per year before you can register. We have finally reached that goal with thanks to your support and help.

What happens to the horses after we rescue them?

All are rehabilitated and retrained and become part of our Horse Therapy Sessions for Kids, Teens, Adults and much more.  Teaching people how to not only look after horses with respect, but also helping to support people with depression, anxiety and anything that requires emotional support.

How can you help without spending an extra penny?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation with Easy Fund Raising, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, Tesco, ToysRus, M&S,  The Body Shop, House of Fraser, Clarks, eBay,,, Sky, Selfridges,  Currys, Game, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s  and many many more– it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join.
Head to and sign up for free.

2. Shop.
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping. There is an app for your phone or if you shop from your PC, there’s a little app to install that activates each time you go onto a shop that’s registered with easyfundraising.

3. Raise.
After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Horse Rescue – Equine with Melanie Hetfield will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

These are they guys you will be helping….

Horse Rescue
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Our second rescue. This little chap the owners purchased as a youngster as something to train and have ridden by her children, but bless him he was so scared of everything they  could not do anything with him.   He is the most amazing patient pony and a favourite with all Therapy Sessions.   Barney is in our forever home. He costs the least around £120 a month.

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Pye our Third Rescue.

2013 ….



Having been dumped in a field near us due to his dangerous behavior, days I would walk past him and he’d have no water. When they did bring water it was just a little 2 litre container which would be gone within minutes. I witnesses hitting around the head, teasing and riding because he bucked and they thought it was funny.  Obtained first as a loan to make sure he got his daily needs, he joined our herd as unfit to ride, a damaged back and dangerous behavior issues. The vet still have him registered as dangerous and will only treat him if sedated. (He double barreled a vet when it was injection time). Over the time period we have  had him, we have found out some things that have happened to him including a horse trainer that whilst in a stable tried to beat him into submission to correct his aggressive behaviour. Which clearly explains his fear of the shelter, small space and whips etc.  Lots of love, communication, therapy  and training has gone into this amazing lead horse and he now works alongside me with managing the herd.  My right hand horse!  Pye is with us as a forever home.


IMG_7181What can I say about him, cheeky, loving and lots of energy.  It was a different story for him in 2012 when we paid £180 just to get him out of where he was. Several of the horses were under nourished, and when you first saw BamBam you would have thought this plump pony was alright, but there is a little trick that many use when a horse is under nourished. Bread! As a treat now and then it’s not an issue, but when fed in larger amounts it creates a bloating the same as with us.  So a horse that might seem filled out might not be underneath the bloating.   BamBam at just 21 months of age had been passed around 4 different owners before we came along.  Too hot to handle could well have been the reason as this lad is full of energy.  A Welsh D x Arab.

BamBam is a hot ride horse so he’s still needing funding help whilst he’s in training.  BamBam is in our forever home.



Bless him he has had some ups and downs in life. After being rescued by a lovely man who cared for him for over 10 years, the gentleman died leaving Seaton in the hands of different people. Seaton became scared, unable to be caught and ended up in a friends field.  We acquired Seaton at a time funds did not allow, but when he as passed off as a riding horse project we could not let him do that. Seaton has a previous injury in his hind leg that leaves a noticeable twist in his leg as he walks. For those who know horses the vets confirm an old injury of ligament damage. He has been aged around 20 by the vets (2017) and in currently in rehabilitation and therapy.

The herd together at resting time.

I’d like to rescue more, but can only do so with your help.

You can help raise money from free just using the easyfundraising link below. You shop, the shop donates!!


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