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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    Bonnie is a thoroughbred type horse, born spring 2014. She will make approx 16hh, she is currently 15:3hh. Bonnie has a good temperament and is easy to handle. Bonnie will...

    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

    Hercules is a 14hh (approx) blue and white cob gelding. He is good to catch, load and good with farrier and dentist. He would make a great show cob. As...

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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:  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:  Cob Under 3

    Kyle's Background Kyle and Elliot (piebald cobs) were born approx April 2015.  We have given them the 2nd of April as their official birthday. They came in together and stuck to...

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    Category:  Connemara Type Pony Under 3

    Orna was born on the 11th April 2015, will make 14hh approx. She is a smashing, Connemara type pony, full of personality and character. Will be nice eventing type and will...

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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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    Category:  13 - 15hh Backed Cob Experienced Rider Pony

    Ashley is 14:2hh piebald cob, backed and riding.  Good to lead, shoe, box and catch.  DOB 2007.  Ashley is very good to handle, very clever and eager to learn. Riding...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Backed Cob Type Lead Rein Pony

    Annabelle is a 12hh bay cob with a striking white face. Date of Birth 2007. This girl is a dote to handle and has been a riding pony in her...

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    Annabelle (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