The Irish Horse Welfare Trust is a voluntary organisation set up
for the protection of Equines in Ireland, which includes Rescue,
Rehabilitation and Rehoming of horses and ponies.
Soon after moving into Redcross, a little black four year old Shetland
stallion ( pictured above) was taken into care. He was in a bad
state, emaciated and missing patches of his hair. He was given the
name ‘Tarzan’. He had to spend over six weeks in isolation
for strangles and undergo treatments for ringworm, lice and worms.
He has recovered well now though and is quite a little character.
He is booked to go to a new home after castration which cannot be
done for a while yet. Here is a picture of ‘Tarzan’
taken four weeks after he came into care.
Two thoroughbred horses and a pony also came into care from Co.
Carlow. They are called ‘Holly’, ‘Lucy’
and ‘Setanta’ and they are all doing well.
The IHWT rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses and ponies to
a loan home for the rest of their lives. IHWT does not sell horses
or ponies. We take great care that any horse or pony loaned out
by us is in good health, has been immunised, has had its hooves
and teeth attended to and is ready to go to a suitable home. We
inform the loaner of any health or behavioural problems. By the
time a horse/pony is fit to go to a loan home, a considerable amount
of time and money has been invested in it. In line with other Charities,
we ask loaners to make a contribution of 150 Euro for loaning a
pony and 300 Euros for loaning a horse. The IHWT only loans out
horses and ponies to homes which are approved by IHWT and monitors
horses and ponies throughout their lives in their loan homes.
Please view our Loan Homes Application