Here are some pictures and details of horses we have owned, past and present!
1989 foal, Flame, was our mum's horse who retired at 25 and will live out his days with us! He's not up to much but has learned to kiss!
We have had Rowan (1993 foal) for almost his entire life! He was flying around courses with Meg in his prime and is now retired.
We worked with Amadeus for years before his owners gave him to us and there hasn't been a dull day since! Amadeus took part in The Great Adventure and affiliates show jumping.
By the time Flix got to us, at 9 years old, he was already damaged having been moved from pillar to post for his whole life. Flicker had insecurities and attachment issues when he first arrived but they soon disappeared with love and TLC! Flicker has spent his life with us winning rosettes and flying around jumping rounds like the superstar he is! He completed The Great Adventure in 2018 (not bad for a 1997 foal!) and is still loving life now!
When we first got Skye, she was all over the place and used to throw in flying bucks when going into canter. After giving us an amazing career, she is semi retired (2001 foal) due to arthritis.
Phoenix was abused by a drunk before she came to live with us which gave her a lot of issues and fears related to people. It took a long time to gain her trust but she is now ridden bareback, hoping to progress to bridleless too within the next year!
Phoenix completed The Great Adventure in 2018 at 17 years old!
Rose was another horse from the sales. We originally bought her as a project but she quickly became a member of the family and is an amazing showjumper and eventer!
She got a 5th and a 9th in her first BE80 events and has won countless classes BSJA along with qualifying for second rounds at British Novice level!
Kerry is our golden boy, eventing mainly at BE100 level but has completed his first Novice! He is also doing BSJA and has received numerous placings and wins! He had a rearing problem before he came to us but that swiftly disappeared with love and trust.
He's getting older now (2002 foal) an has a few old injuries that bring him down a bit but we've dropped him down in height and he's loving life still!
We bought Tom from Brightwells Horse and Pony sales in 2016 as a 6 year old ex-racehorse. He was underweight and needed retraining. Tom is now schooling confidently around 80cm courses and is wonderful to hack and school!
We bought Cassie from someone in Liverpool who had, in turn, bought her from Ireland. Cassie is a sensitive little mare and was broken in a pelham by her previous owner. We are taking things nice and slowly with her to get her used to everything in a stress free environment. Cass loves to jump and is brave and scopey! Cassie joined us for a couple of days on The Great Adventure in 2019 and did everything asked of her!
Swift was to be sent to the meat man when we got the call and we went to pick her up immediately. As soon as we started working with her, she proved to be honest and genuine and tries very hard to please. Swift finished her time with us jumping courses of 90cm and schooling beautifully on the flat.
Swift has now found her forever home!
We gained Minnie because we wanted our Blue to go to her perfect home so we swapped the two horses after getting to know Minnie.
Minnie was very anxious when she arrived with us having seen so many homes but she trusts us now and we have had many brilliant outings with her!
Babe was bought as a five-year-old and we had her for four years during which time we took her, from barely backed to well schooled and jumping tracks of 3ft6.
We sold her to a hunting home who enjoyed her until she was outgrown. Babe is now back with us after being passed around homes who weren't suitable for her. We will care for her for the rest of her life as we believe every horse deserves the right home.
We were asked to take Sienna as she was in a RTA that really freaked her out so needed restarting! Now ridden in walk and trot happily!
Moon was backed by Hesteyri Horses and was going to be sold, but instead became one of our teaching ponies. Moon is a great little pony and taught children between the ages of six and eleven to ride but is now a companion to our neighbours pony and is very spoiled!
We were asked to take Bertie because his owner had been ill and couldn't look after him anymore. After backing him and getting him hacking, we rehomed Bertie to a fantastic family!
Inca was at death's door when she was rescued and sent to us for rehabilitating. We used calm and natural methods to gain her trust and back her. Inca has found an amazing jumping home and is so loved and happy!
Oscar came to us a bit out of the blue when his owners asked if we could take him as he had been kept alone for months and had nothing done with him. Oscar was soon hacking, schooling and jumping brilliantly and has a wonderful new home!
Monty came in as a sales livery and found the most amazing home with people who truly love him! He gave confidence to his owner and they did loads together! Due to a series of unfortunate injuries, Monty is now retired with us!
Morgan was backed and trained by Meg. He became a great little pony and was sold. At his new home, he was neglected so Hesteyri Horses bought him back. Meg then had to successfully rehabilitate him, making him the perfect pony again. This was Morgan after being re-trained by Meg! Morgan has been re-homed again and is now happy and loved.
We got Promise as a project pony and sold her to an amazing family, she and her owner are flying and are looking to try new disciplines as well as show jumping!
Echo was bred and backed by Hesteyri Horses (Daughter of Morgan and Willow). Echo was sold to one of our clients who learned to ride on her and has been happy and loved in that home for years!
Dancer was one of the horses we bought to bring on. When we bought her she was very thin and was a bit of a clumsy jumper.
This is her after being with Hesteyri Horses for 4 months. She is now a confident jumper, enjoying cross country and showjumping. Dancer is easily capable of jumping 2'9" tracks and has jumped 4' at home. She is a lovely horse and is now enjoying her life in her new home.
We bought Lexi from the sales because her owner couldn't afford to keep her any longer and we loved her as soon as we got her home! After coming 2nd with a double clear at 90 level eventing, she headed to her new home! When, due to circumstances, her owner could no longer keep her, she came back to us to sell and is now in another brilliant home!
We bought Blue as an unbacked six year old in August 2016.
After backing her in the September, she did her first Dressage competition in October and had her first couple of show jumping competitions in late 2016 and early 2017.
Blue evented up to 90 level in 2017 and trained much higher.
Blue has now gone to her new home!
Sponsor a horse!
For those of you who don't have a horse of your own we are offering a chance to sponsor one of ours!
Sponsorship costs just £5 a month which will go towards our continued work in rescuing and rehabilitating horses. The horses who we rescue and rehabilitate stay for as long as they need but all need to be rehomed eventually. By sponsoring a horse until they are rehomed, you are helping to look after and feed them until we can find the perfect home for them and then help the next horse in need! The package includes:
A4 print of your chosen horse
Addition onto our monthly newsletter
A chance to come and see the horses (by appointment only)
Regular mentions on our Facebook Page
May also include a financial return when the horses find their forever homes, based on the length of sponsorship!
These are the horses you can choose from:
Tom ~ Tomsk
Tom was an ex-racehorse who we picked up from the sale looking like a rack of ribs! He's a super horse with lovely paces and a great jump! Tommy happily hacks and is very friendly. He has a promising career ahead of him and we hope to get him show jumping well to help him find a great home!
Babe ~ Birchgrey Baby
Babe was our horse many years ago and we sold her to a seemingly ideal home. We got wind that the owners had sold Babe through a dealer and her new owner contacted us to ask some history. Babe had several other homes with the occasional person calling to ask us about her. Her last home was with a lovely girl who messaged to ask what had gone on in Babe's life to make her so scared of everything. Although heartbroken, we couldn't help as we had no idea what had gone on but her owner promised to rehabilitate her and not give up on her. We then got the message that her perfect owner was losing her grazing and were asked if we could take her back as, after everything Babe had ben through, she didn't trust her with anyone else. We drove the four hours to Manchester with Skye to help keep Babe happy. Their reunion was a beautiful moment and the girls travelled back without a peep. We had intended on putting Babe out on loan but after we took her about five minutes up the lane for her to start shaking and freaking out, we decided that she would have to stay with her herd at home. Babe occasionally competes in unaffiliated show jumping where she is fast and scopey. In the first couple of outings since getting her back, Babe got several placings from 1st-3rd! We may look for a sharer for her one day who can ride Babe at Little Hesteyri.
Solo ~ Solar Eclipse
Solo was bought from the New Forest sales and she was absolutely terrified of people and she was pretty feral! Solo was sold with a head collar on and we managed to load her, box her home and stable her. In the morning, we couldn't get near her even in the stable (we suspect that she may have been drugged because of how different she was) which meant that we couldn't get her head collar off. After getting another horse in the stable to try to get closer to Solo, we managed to join-up with her and cut it off. Solo is a much happier horse but every time we have gone to back her, she's still too worried. With so many other rescues, we decided to leave backing Solo until a later date and are looking for a loan companion home for her in the meantime!
Sienna was brought to us after an accident on the road which had led to the death of her field mate and left Sienna traumatised at just five years old! After rehabilitating and rebacking her, she is now ready to find her forever home!