Frequently asked questions
Some horses are abandoned, surrendered, rescued or confiscated by us and come from all areas across South Africa.
Yes, if the horse is sound (and safe!) to be ridden.
We will always put the interest of the animal first, and their health and quality of life are our top priority. We will always get advice from a veterinarian when it comes to the decision to humanely euthanise an animal, and we will never let an animal suffer.
Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary allows for this situation in our fostering contract as we understand sometimes situations arise and the commitment to foster a horse can no longer be fulfilled. The foster horse must be returned to the sanctuary and we will continue to look after the horse until we find a new home for them.
The property would need to have adequate fencing to ensure the safety of the horse, adequate shelter from harsh elements, sufficient grazing and be a large enough area to exercise.
Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary
Bank: ABSA Bank
Account Number: 4095653567
Branch Code: 632005
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
Reference: Please use your name e.g. Susan Smith
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com
Yes, you can! Horses need love and grooming and we will teach you all that you need to know.
Yes! There are numerous ways in which you can donate. Please see our Donate page.
If you are 16 years or older, you can volunteer at Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary.
On average, it costs approximately R1500 per month to care for one horse if it is stabled on your own land. Veterinary bills, farrier costs and general medical care would also need to be taken into account.
At any given day during the year, we can have up to 85 horses in our care on the farm.
There is no limit. We will welcome you for 1 day to 1 week to 1 month, the amount of time you dedicate towards volunteer work is up to you. We will privide accomodation and food for the duration of your stay. Please refer to our Volunteer page for more information.
Fostering a horse is usually for a minimum of 3 months but this could be up to 3 years until the horse has found a suitable permanent home.
Normally it takes 72 hours from the start of application to completion.
To report abuse please see our Report Abuse page.
Please see our Foster Program page.
Please see our Adoption Process page.
You can register or log in to your donations dashboard to see your credit/debit card donations. You can also manage your recurring donations via this dashboard and pause or cancel any recurring payments.
You can register or log in to your donations dashboard to see your once-off credit/debit card donations as well as your recurring donations. You have the option to pause or cancel any recurring payments. If you can’t see where to do this you can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can do this for you.
No. When we rescue a horse, we don’t always know if they are pregnant or not, so we do sometimes end up with foals being born in our care. We don’t allow breeding otherwise!
No, we do not. We track the horse for the rest of its life to make sure it remains safe and cared for adequately.
No, Have a Heart Equine Sanctuary cares for all farm animals and not only horses. Other animals include donkeys, cats, dogs, pigs, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep.