Horses & Ponies for Foster

Are you in the Dublin/Kildare/Meath/Leinster area in Ireland? 

Rescuing a horse is only PART of the rescue story. Our objective at MLHR is to rehome as many of the horses in our care as possible, and here's where YOU can help us.  Placing a horse in a foster home can really improve a horse's chance at finding a permanent home sooner.  

Rescued horses in foster care learn to be part of the herd, receive handling, become comfortable with being led, groomed and being in a stable or a horse box as well as getting used to the vet, farrier/dentist.

For our older rescues, any form of training that can help with them finding their adoptive home is hugely beneficial.  If you have secure land, even if it's just for some lovely Summer grazing or can offer a long term space or any training - get in touch today.

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Gelding Pony Under 3

    Bertie is a lovely 13.2hh bay gelding (he could make 14hh).  Bertie is great to lead, catch and box.  DOB 2014.  Bertie is microchipped and passported. Bertie's Background Bertie was...

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Filly Pony

    Doris is a red and white skewbald filly, DOB 2014. 13.1hh pony. Beautiful conformation and a great mover. Will make someone an excellent show pony or all rounder. As you...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Companion Pony

    Amy is about 2 years old and about 12hh.  Good to handle. Good with other horses. Too young to be broken.  Suitable as a companion pony. She has now grown...

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    Amy (Booked)

    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    Jimbo is a gorgeous 13.2hh blue and white skewbald cob gelding, DOB 2013. He is good to catch, lead and load. Good with farrier. He would make a beautiful show...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Gelding Pony Show Pony Type

    Tom Sawyer is a very cute 11h show pony type gelding.  DOB 2014.  He needs a home where can can be given more handling and lots of TLC. He is...

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    Tom Sawyer

    Category:  Cob Gelding Pony Shetland Strawberry Roan

    Derry is a 9hh strawberry roan, Shetland cross gelding.  He has a great temperament, good to catch and lead.  He gets on great with other horses.  A very chilled pony....

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    Category:  Connemara Type Gelding Pony Under 3

    Milton was born in April 2015. Will make 14:2hh approx, now 13:3hh. Very attractive Connemara type pony gelding. Will be nice eventing type and will excel in all disciplines. He...

    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Cob Gelding Under 3

    Jessie James is a young 12hh piebald cob gelding, with a good temperament.  He is easy to handle, box, good with farrier etc. Great with other horses.  DOB 2014.  Passported...

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    Jessie James

    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding In Training

    Hercules is a 13.2hh blue and white cob gelding. He is good to catch, load and good with farrier and dentist.DOB 2013. Currently driving in full tack and very quiet....

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Gelding Pony Unbacked Under 3

    Henry is 12.2hh showy dark grey Connemara cross gelding. Henry has lovely conformation and is a nice mover. He will make a fantastic little all rounder in the right hands....

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    Category:  10 - 11hh Gelding Pony

    Myles is a 10:2hh, chestnut, light-boned pony gelding. DOB: 2014. He is good to lead, catch and in stable. He has a lovely nature coming around really well.

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    Category:  14.2hh - 15.2hh Companion Horse

    Christina is a 15hh standardbred bay mare. Christina is only suitable as a companion horse. She is very sweet and deserves a lovely retirement. Christina gets on great with all...

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    Category:  12.2hh – 13hh Connemara Cross Gelding Pony

    Eamonn is a 13hh grey Connemara cross pony gelding, DOB 2013 and ready for some gentle lunging work on the ground. He will make a super little pony, very brave...

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    Category:  12.2hh – 13hh Cob Gelding Piebald

    Pete is piebald cob gelding, approximately 12.2hh. Good to handle, lead and catch. Pete was a youngster that came to us in poor condition, and has now made a full recovery. DOB: 2014....

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Gelding Pony

    Pat is a very friendly and relaxed 12hh cob gelding. DOB 2014, so he is not yet ready for training yet, however he will make an amazing children's pony/show cob in...

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    Category:  10 - 11hh 11hh - 12.1hh Mare

    Zoe is 11hh and waiting to be adopted by her very own little human. She came in to the care of MLHR with her foal at foot who sadly passed...

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Mare

    Bella is a 4 year old,14hh mare. A very flashy girl, Bella is good with other horses, in the stable and to box. She is ready for training.

    Category:  Connemara Type Pony Under 3

    Orna was born on the 11th April 2015,  and is 12:2hh. She is a smashing, Connemara type pony, full of personality and character. Will be nice eventing type and will excel...

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    Category:  14.2hh - 15.2hh In Training Skewbald

    Redser is a 5 year old, 14:3hh skewbald male. He has started training and is doing really well.

    Category:  Fiona & Rosa Pony Shetland Skewbald

    Fiona is 8 years old and approx 9hh. She is good to catch, lead and box. Fiona will make a great kids pony. She is also good with other horses...

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    Fiona - booked

    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    We received a call one rainy night about a loose horse running blind on a main road in Dublin. After searching the area we saw that some kind people had...

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    Category:  14.2hh - 15.2hh Filly Pony Standardbred

    Nadyne is a 14.2hh bay standardbred filly.  She is good to lead, catch and box, good with the farrier and other horses.  DOB: 2013. Nadyne's Background Nadyne came into our...

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    Majella is a 15hh thoroughbred dark bay mare. She is very pretty, has a good temperament and is suitable as a companion horse, not suitable for riding.  Good to box, shoe...

    Category:  Pony

    Rosco is approx 3yrs old and just under 9 hh. He is a curious mini pony who will follow you everywhere. Rosco is good to catch, good with other horses...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Horse Under 3

    Malachi is approx 2 yrs old and 12hh. He has feather to simply die for. Malachi was rescued from the pound and is coming around really nicely. He is good...

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    Category:  Fiona & Rosa Piebald Pony Shetland

    Rosa is a 3 year old Shetland pony and is good to catch, lead and box. She will make a great kids pony. Rosa is also good with other horses...

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    Rosa - booked

    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    Seamus is a 2014 piebald cob gelding, to make about 14hh.  He is easy to handle and has a nice temperament.  He would make a nice child's pony/small adult.  He...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Cob Gelding

    MLHR Joel is 2 yrs old approx, 12hh grey gelding. Good to catch and lead. Gets on well with other horses. A good boy for the farrier. He is a...


    Oscar was born in July  2016, but mother sadly died and he has now come into our care and is with one of our fosterers.  Little Tommy was brought to...

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    Orphaned Foals: Oscar & Little Tommy