Rolleston rehoming centre

Fostering - Short term foster volunteer (horses)

Short Term Horse Foster Carer

Would you like a horse or pony but are not in a position to give long term commitment? Do you have your own land and space you could offer to a needy horse or pony? Blue Cross is looking for committed people who can offer short term care to needy horses on their own land.


What you will be doing:

  • Caring for Blue Cross horses on your own land until they can be rehomed
  • Horses might be recuperating from operations, too young to rehome or cannot cope with centre life
  • You may also offer to foster pregnant females or a mum and foal
  • You will be providing all the care they need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • Keep accurate records


What we are looking for:

  • Experience of handling and caring for horses
  • You need to live within 45 minutes of the centre and have use of suitable transport
  • Your own land and space for a horse
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Competent, flexible and self motivated
  • Pragmatic with the confidence to make decisions
  • A reasonable level of fitness

 Benefits to you:

  • You’ll be helping horses to have happy, healthy lives
  • Enjoy all the joys of horse ownership without long term commitment and cost
  • Gain practical skills, experience and a training programme
  • Develop skills and enhance your CV
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • Arrangements will be made for holidays
  • All equipment provided and costs covered

 Time commitment:

  • As required

This opportunity is available at:

Hilda Archer Sanctuary, Dovecliff Road, Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire DE13 9AU





Qualifications Required

  • Age group Must be at least 18 and older
  • Do you live within 45 minutes travelling time of a Blue Cross rehoming centre or hospital? Must be at least Yes
  • Health and Safety Induction Must be Completed
  • Horse induction completed Must be at least Yes
  • Induction training Must be at least Completed