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.

Issie – Retired

Introducing ‘Issie’. Issie is an aged Australian Riding Pony that was at the Echuca sales with a belly full of baby and a damaged eye in urgent need of attention, back in mid 2014. Bless her beautiful soul. Issie has since had her eye removed and her foal Mia was born at the Sanctuary in … Continue reading Issie – Retired


  Our Beautiful HSES Cello found herself herded from her wild outback home into cattle trucks, and then into the saleyards at Shepperton.  We attended the sale as there was a large number of Donkeys present and we knew few buyers for unhandled grumpy feral donkeys.  We can tell you – these girls can bite … Continue reading Cello


HSES Savanah has given us our fair share of sleepless nights. Arriving from the saleyards and staying a few days at Tongala Donkey Sanctuary before coming to HSES with her mum Kalihari – she ended up at Werribee Hospital with salmonella poisoning. Then once recovered and at approx 6 months of age, we discovered a … Continue reading Savannah