Our Temporary Foster Care Scheme is aimed at extraordinary people, with equine experience, that are able to offer temporary homes in which HAPPA youngsters can grow, develop and mature into strong, well-mannered adolescents. We encourage and support our Foster Careers to ensure that each equine is fit and ready to undergo the backing process when they return to the Centre, in the year that they reach four years old.
These young equines can, at times, be challenging, frustrating, yet very rewarding. When considering Rehoming a Foster Equine please remember that the year they turn four years old they will need to return to the Centre and this can sometimes be a difficult and emotional transition for some people and we ask that you take this into consideration before applying to Foster.
Within this Scheme we offer some financial support to cover associated costs in relation to routine vaccinations and Vets fees—capped at £1,000. For more information we have produced a Q & A section available on our website. Foster ponies will be available for rehoming once they have gone through the next process—they will be reassessed for suitability as a ridden prospect and complete the backing process or be evaluated as a suitable Project Horse or Companion Equine.