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. Good to catch, lead and handle. Gets on well with others.

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    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, handle and load. Good with farrier. Gets on great with others....

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Gelding Pony

    Tom Sawyer is a very cute 11h show pony type gelding.  DOB 2014.  He is good to catch, lead and handle. He gets on great with horses and is a very...

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    Tom Sawyer

    Category:  Cob Gelding Pony Shetland Strawberry Roan

    Derry is a 9hh chestnut roan, DOB 2011, Shetland cross gelding.  He has a great temperament, good to catch, lead and handle.  He gets on great with other horses.  A very...

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    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.  ...

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    Jessie James

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

    Henry is 12.2hh connemara cross gelding. DOB 2014 He is good to catch.lead and handle. Good with others. Currently undergoing treatment for sarcoids. Dated: 24.08.17

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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:  11hh - 12.1hh Backed Connemara Cross Gelding Pony

    Eamonn is a 12hh grey Connemara cross pony gelding, DOB 2013. Eamonn is broken and riding he is also good to handle,catch,load, with farrier and dentist. . He has a...

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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. Good with others. Pete was a youngster that came to us in poor condition, and has now made a...

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

    Zoe 11hh grey pony. DOB 2014. Very sweet, good to catch, lead, handle and load. Gets on great with others.  

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Mare

    Bella is a 3 year old,14hh mare. A very flashy girl, Bella is good to handle,catch,lead , with the farrier and dentist. She has been backed. Dated: 25.08.17

    Category:  Connemara Type Filly Pony Under 3

    Orna was born on the 11th April 2015,  and is currently 12:2hh and still growing. She is a smashing, Connemara type pony, full of personality and character.  Orna is well...

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    Category:  14.2hh - 15.2hh Skewbald

    Redser is a 5 year old, 14:3hh skewbald gelding. He is good to catch, lead and with others. Experienced home desired.

    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    DOB: 201213.1 hh (approx) piebald cob gelding. Good to catch, lead and handle. Good with others.Unbroken. Dated 25.08.17   We received a call one rainy night about a loose horse...

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    Ava Bluebelle and Chloe Blossom are two of the cutest fillys you can imagine. They have come on so much since their rescue at the beginning of the year. Transformed...

    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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    Edward is a 13:3hh skewbald, gelding, cob,DOB 2011. Good to catch, lead and handle. Background One of 2 horses found abandoned by PSNI in Craigavon.  They ended up in the...

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    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:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Mare Piebald Pony

    Ellie is a 13:2hh, DOB 2013, piebald cob mare. Ellie is good to catch, lead and handle. Good with other horses. 

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    Category:  Cob Gelding Piebald

    Elliot is a piebald cob, 12hh, DOB April 2015. Fully vaccinated. Elliot is best friends with blind pony Jay. He is Jay's eyes he keeps him safe and guides him around the...

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    Category:  Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    Little Jay is a blind cob pony, who has recovered from his ordeal and now enjoying life with his favourite companion, Elliot.  Elliot is Jay's eyes he guides him around...

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    Jason (Little Jay)

    Category:  Pony Shetland

    Erin is a black female, shetland pony. DOB 2016. Very friendly pony, good to catch and lead and with others.

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Gelding Piebald Pony

    Seamus is a 2014 piebald cob gelding, 14hh.  He is easy to catch,lead and handle and has a nice temperament.   He is easy to box and shoe.

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    Category:  Cob Colt Miniature Miniature Cob

    Freddie Mercury was born on the 4th May 2015. He is a well made pony. He is very friendly and is good to catch, lead and handle. He gets on great with...

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    Freddie Mercury

    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...

    Category:  Gelding Pony Shetland

    Jerome is a 10hh (approx) dark bay Shetland gelding.  DOB 2015.  Jerome aka Jerome "Brave" was rescued from the Dublin 8 area, where he was being kept on public land...

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    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

    Category:  Cob Gelding Pony

    Joshua is a 13:1hh cob gelding. DOB 2013. Unbroken. Good to catch and lead. Good with others.

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    Category:  13.1hh - 14.1hh Cob Companion Mare Pony Standardbred

    June is a 13.2hh dark bay, standardbred pony. DOB 2005. She is a very kind and sweet mare. She is nervous so needs reassurance. She is good to load, good...

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    Category:  10 - 11hh Lead Rein Pony Shetland Cross

    Kate Bush is 10.2hh and is a very pretty pony. She would make a lovely show pony and has been shown in hand at numerous shows including the small pony...

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    Kate Bush

    Category:  Cob Under 3

    DOB 2015. Dark Bay 12.2hh pony gelding. Fully vaccinated. Good to catch, lead and handle. Good with others.  Kyle's Background Kyle and Elliot (piebald cobs) were born approx April 2015....

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Kerry Bog Pony Mare Pony

    Laika is a 11.3hh dapple grey, Kerry Bog pony (registered and breeding recorded).  DOB 2011.  She is a very pretty and showy pony.  She is green, needs good handling and...

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    Category:  11hh - 12.1hh Mare Pony

    Dark Bay 11.2hh . DOB 2015. Good with others. Experienced home desired. Norma Jean's Background On Monday, 20th June 2016, we got a message about a young pony in Fonthill...

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    Norma Jean

    Category:  14.2hh - 15.2hh Mare

    Stella is a 14.2hh thoroughbred type, 2013, dark bay mare. She is good to catch,lead and handle. Good with others.  Currently being lunged. Dated: 28.08.17 Cillian and Stella having great...


    Black Jack is a loveable 5 year old gelding with bundles of personality. He came to us a little shy but with treats and patience he is easy to catch,...