World Horse Welfare is launching a new rehoming category in an effort to find more neglected horses their long-term homes.

The charity has had a huge increase of horses coming into its centres in the last 12 months and now has around 340 animals looking for new homes.

They are looking for horse owners with sufficient experience to take some of these cases on and make room for others that are in need of urgent rescue.

 These horses will need a rehomer who has the time, patience and knowledge to bring the horses on in a rare opportunity that means the rehomer will reap the rewards of rehabilitating a neglected horse themselves," says Tanya Element, World Horse Welfare's UK Support Officer.

One of the horses available through the new project scheme is Flicka, a wilful, grey mare who needs a lot of care and attention to gain her trust. She can be grumpy when groomed and obstinate when she doesn't want to do something and currently requires sedation when her feet need trimming. 

A wide variety of types, height, age and sex can be found on the rehoming section of the charity's website or you can call World Horse Welfare direct to discuss the type you would be interested in taking.

Visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org/rehoming or call 01953 497238 for more information.