Experienced equestrians with sufficient space, time and finances are urged to consider taking on one of the Arabs or other rescued horses or ponies currently in the care of Horses & Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA).

The number of owners seeking help has more than doubled from this time last year, according to the charity, and staff anticipate being inundated with requests to take in horses that are suffering from welfare compromise in the coming months, due to the cost of living crisis.

A group of Arabs, including two geldings and two mares, are among the equines up for rehoming. HAPPA said they would thrive from one-to-one with someone that has the expertise to handle the breed and is prepared to take on their challenging but rewarding care.

The geldings were castrated late in life and have stallion-like behaviours, while the mares are sensitive and highly-strung with quirky personalities. The Arabs that are looking for a home are, HAPPA Yelena, HAPPA Oaken (pictured top), HAPPA Iduna and HAPPA Elsa.

“We urge people with the know how to come forward and offer a home to one of our special Arabs, we have three spirited mares and two boisterous geldings looking for their forever home,” said Amanda Berry, Head of Equine Operations at HAPPA. “We also have an abundance of coloured cobs and many others looking for that special someone.

“If you have the time and room in your heart and are fortunate to be riding the cost-of-living storm, then please get in touch and apply directly on our website or call us for a chat, we would love to hear from you.”

For more information, visit www.happa/rehoming.org.uk or email equineoperations@happa.org.uk

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