I've only justdiscovered this sction of Mumsnet - can't tell you how thriled I am to have found some fellow crazy horse ladies!
Sadly for me I am horse-less but as I live in Newmarket and work in the racing industry I have plenty of opportunity to ogle some magnificent equine specimins!
I thought I ought to do my bit for our indsutry and point some people, who may be on the look out for a new mount, in the direction of some fabulous charities.
Retraining of Racehorses is a racing industry supported charity that supports several retraining and rehoming yards around the country. Sadly not all horses bred for racing are cut out for the job, but a Thoroughbred can make the perfect competition horse/happy hacker/companion.
For those of you that are interested, you can read more about RoR here
There are 4 main centres for retraining racehorses:
Greatwood in Wiltshire: www.racehorsesgreatwood.org/
HEROS in Oxfordshire: www.heroscharity.org/
Moorcroft in West Sussex: www.mrwc.org.uk/
TRC in Lancashire: www.mrwc.org.uk/
There is a fifth yard that is close to me which is funded privately by Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai. All the horses in this yard have come from his own stables so you can get hold of horses with amazing pedigrees and that cost a fortune at the sales:
The Darley rehoming centre is not far from Newmarket and I spent some time there as a volunteer last year.
I actually tried a horse with a view to taking him on, but sadly we didn't click
If anyone wants to ask any questions about these fabulous places, fire away!
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CaveMum · 04/04/2010 12:07
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