General FAQ

Where are you based?

Our yard is based in South County Galway. 


How do you operate?

We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. On a daily basis at our centre we care for up to 50 Horses, providing them with feed, shelter, veterinary care and behavioral rehabilitation in some cases.


Where do the horses come from?

Horses come to us from a variety of situations, many from Equine pounds that would face euthanasia. Some are surrendered to us by owners that can no longer care for them, others are abandoned. 

Many horses when they come to us are underweight and sometimes unwell. We rehabilitate them alongside our equine specialist vet. Once they are healthy we aim to rehome them to loving, long term homes.


How are you funded?

The majority of our running costs come from donations and fundraising.We receive a  grant annually from the Department of Agriculture- in 2020 we received €8,500 which contributes directly to our operating costs. 


Can I come visit your centre? 

 Visitation to our yard is strictly by appointment only, it is located on private property-prior arrangement to visit is an absolute necessity.

Please email for further information. 


How can I help?

We are always looking for new volenteers and helpers. Please check out our volunteer page for more information.


Donations of tack, rugs headcollars etc. are very much appreciated- secondhand or news.  



Can my child come and help at the yard? 

Children under 16 years old must be accompanied at all times by a parent/ guardian.  This applies regardless of if your child has prior experience at home, or at a riding school caring for horses unattended. Our horses sometimes come from traumatic backgrounds, in some cases they can be nervous, appropriate supervision of children is mandatory. 16-18 years old must have written consent from a parent/ guardian and prior experience handling horses.  


Where can I find out more about fostering/ adopting a pony? 

Please head over to our adoption FAQ page for more details. 



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