For Sponsorship

At The Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary, we have a number of our animals available for Sponsorship. The majority are horses or ponies reflecting our focus however from time to time the odd farm animal finds itself needing the peace of our Sanctuary.

Generally, this means that the horse requires long-term rehabilitation including ongoing vet care etc as more often than not, the horse will have arrived in poor condition.

For those horses that we may find are unsound or aged, (but with quality of life)  and therefore not suited for adoption, are allowed to live out their days here at the Sanctuary.

Your sponsorship donation enables the Sanctuary to continue caring with all rehabilitation and ongoing lifetime costs for the horse ensuring a healthy, happy outcome.

Please take a look at our current horses listed below requiring Sponsorship and if any ‘speak’ to you, please contact us using the form on the Contact page or alternatively, telephone on 0439 624 737.


HSES Shorty is a very tall 17hh THB Gelding with a racing name of Valley Mascot – although registered he had no races so no doubt Shorty felt that wasn’t his thing. Shorty arrived with an infected hind leg and just skin and bones. We asked for his surrender, owners were on the point of … Continue reading Shorty

Aussie – Retired

Aussie is breath taking – he joined HSES from the RSPCA seizure at Warrak, where nearly 100 horses were seized. Aussie earned his name – as we felt his face mark looked like a map of Australia or a boomerang! When he arrived he was a starving stallion – using up all his precious energy … Continue reading Aussie – Retired