THE British Horse Society has announced a new rehoming scheme, established to assist horse owners to find safe new homes for their horses.

The British Horse Society receives many requests for help from horse owners urgently seeking new homes for their horses.

For most, the prospect of parting with their horse is heartbreaking but unavoidable.

As many equine rescue centres are running at, or near to, capacity, finding a safe, experienced and knowledgeable home – and doing so quickly – is not always easy.

The BHS has therefore established a rehoming scheme to help existing owners find suitable new homes for their horses.

For those who are currently looking for a new horse there is also the opportunity to register their details with the BHS. This can either be for a ridden or companion horse or pony.

The BHS will then aim to match up a horse wanted with those in need of a new home.

Graham Cory, BHS chief executive said: “At a time of economic difficulty like this there are many horse owners who find themselves no longer able to care for their animals.

“It is crucial that horses in this situation are rehomed responsibly and safely.

“No organisation is better placed to assist with this than the British Horse Society and we are very excited to be launching our new rehoming scheme.”

For further information on the scheme, contact 01926 707791 or email