|What Happens Next|
When a horse or pony suiting your experience and circumstances comes into our care, we will contact you immediately to arrange transportation of the rescue to its new home with you. We will also provide you with all known history in regards to the rescue so you are well prepared to care for it.
You will be asked to sign a Fostering Agreement, to show that you are willing to take full responsibility for the animal. If this Agreement is breached in any way, you will receive a warning. If it is breached again, we will remove the animal from your care immediately. We also reserve the right to remove the animal from your care in the case of abuse or negligence. Second Chance will provide continuing assistance and support to you for the entire time the horse or pony is in your care.
PLEASE NOTE: You may not ride or school your foster horse or pony without prior consultation and approval from Second Chance Horse Rescue. This animal has come to you fresh from a terrible experience and will possibly need months of specialized care and treatment before it is suitable to be ridden, if ever. This is purely so we can ensure that the animal is ready for riding and that the rider is both experienced enough for that equine and is also covered by Second Chance's Insurance Policy.
Naturally you will know this animal best, taking care of it and getting to know it day in, day out so if you believe the animal is ready for riding and/or correctional training and you wish to be a part of this please let us know and our Field Officer and yourself can discuss and decide on a course of action between you.
Once the animal has recovered in both mind and body and is ready for a new home, you will be given special consideration of you express interest in becoming its new adoptive owner. If you wish to instead take on a fresh rescue to Foster and care for, we will of course organise this for you.