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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you sell your horses?
When ready, our horses are leased out on lifelong lease contracts. These are a legal binding document with specific conditions in place to ensure that no HHH graduate is ever in danger again.

Is there a cost involved?
As you can imagine, there is a large cost involved with each and every rescue, so we do charge a lease fee. This is a nominal fee that doesn’t come close to covering our cost’s, but is each individual HHH graduates way of contributing to the next needy soul. 

What is the rehabilitation process?

Once a horse comes into care they are assessed by our wonderful vet and our fantastic farrier/massage tech for health, hoof or body problems. They are started on an individually tailored diet program and brought back to optimum condition. Their mental stability is assessed and, if needed, they will enter the HHH training program to learn basic handling, manners and self-confidence. By this stage HHH has a great idea of what each horse is capable of and the type of lifestyle/forever home they would be suitable for.  We strive to match each horse with just the right forever home.

I am interested in a specific horse, what can I do?
When each horse is ready, HHH will put that horse up for tender, however if you would like to register an interest in any of our guests, you can visit our Expressions of Interest page and submit your details.  Each horse is very carefully matched to just the right home, this is done by matching an extensive questionnaire closely to our graduates needs, potential and personality. It’s a wonderful fact that generally we have lots of home offers for every horse so you may not be able to lease the specific horse you were looking at. However HHH plans on being around for a VERY long time and if you have room in your heart and paddock for a heavy and are patient your HHH graduate may be just around the corner!

Are donations tax deductable?

All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. If you have donated please send the details through to [email protected] for a receipt.

How can I donate?

Click Here visit our Donations page where you will find all ways you can donate to HHH.

I don’t have any money, but would like to help.
We love all our followers and understand that finances can be tight. Just by taking an interest in our page and letting others know we exist along with providing moral support and following the stories of our heavy guests is a huge help. Rescue can be an emotionally hard and heartbreaking experience and every little bit of support and interest we get helps us to keep slogging on through the bad days.

Do you take volunteers?

Yes.  We would love to hear from anyone who is willing to spend time helping us in all sorts of areas.  Our Volunteers Coordinator, Vicki, can be contacted at [email protected].  Vicki will send you a Volunteers Information Pack on receipt of an email to her.  All areas of help are required from hands on with our horses, to property maintenance and publicity (i.e. assisting to man stalls at events etc). 

Can I come visit HHH?
Heavy Horse Heaven is located in Yass, just outside of Canberra. It is situated at a private residence, however if you contact Kazz on [email protected] she may be able to organise a time for you to visit our facility.

Does HHH buy horses?
We rescue horses in several different manners such as surrender or sales. If we purchase a horse through a sale it is only if that horse is in danger of going to a kill buyer, we do not bid against those wishing to give the horse a home. We do not buy horses from private sellers, however if for any reason you find yourself unable to care for your horse we do accept surrenders.

How long do the horses stay in care?

Every horse is different and has different needs, there is no way to tell how long it will take to rehabilitate a horse, quite often it’s the horses mental state that will dictate the length of rehabilitation rather than its physical, however once we believe a horse is ready we will then advertise that horse for tender and consider every single application very carefully. There is no preference given to early applications or expressions of interest. It is not until the horse has completed the rehabilitation process that we will know what type of home they will be suited to. We do invite you to follow their progress and share each little step of progress with us on our Facebook page and website though.