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.

Sponsorship ranges from $15 for ponies to $25 per week for horses. We love for you to make a time to come an meet your sponsor horse or pony.

If any ‘speak’ to you, please contact us using the form on the Contact page or alternatively, telephone on 0439 624 737.

Sir Ed

What a handful this little pint sized man was. Purchased by an elderly non horsey couple as a playmate for their grandchildren – this little stallion had got the upper hand. Now gelded, feet done and manners introduced he is settling into Sanctuary life. However he hates all others except HSES Tinkerbelle – donkeys in … Continue reading Sir Ed


Stunning HSES Lawson arrived from Moorabool Shire as an unhandled stallion. We believe he is 5-6 years old. Like many that arrive as stallions, he has a quiet confidence.  We have taken our time with Lawson – he’s not comfortable to be touched, although he’s lovely to walk on the lead and enjoys time navigating … Continue reading Lawson


Beautiful little Shimmer is a very aged pony. We place him at over 30 at least – slowly putting on weight after treatment for an unusual infection – he now has the pleasure of roaming the Sanctuary – making friends and clearing the sweet grass spots. Often spotted laying in the sun beside Bella and … Continue reading Shimmer