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Jo Briggs

Thursday, 01 August 2013 20:02


Ruby and her mate Jewell came to us via the Maitland Sale Yards. It was actually Jewell who reached out and touched our hearts there that day. Both girls had been sent by their breeder to the dogger.

Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:44


Pitch is a 6yo coloured gelding who has come to us via the knackery. Sold through a sale yard in Northern NSW he and his family made it onto the doggers truck and ended up in Manilla on death row. For whatever reason, he was seen as a potential to rehome. So, he was advertised on facebook and members of the general public chipped in to pay his $990 fee from the knackery. 

Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:41

Huggie Horses up for Adoption

We have several Huggie Horses up for adoption at the moment. They are listed on the facebook page. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will let you know what is available? Each of these little gems are $20 $7.20 postage. All the funds go directly to Horse Welfare Inc to support the many horses currently in care.

Saturday, 30 March 2013 20:48

Mitavite Sponsorship

We would like to thank Mitavite for their support and sponsorship of Horse Welfare Inc horses and ponies. We have used Mitavite products for many years and have always been incredibly happy with the results we achieve. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:17


Look at our Bluey now. Isnt he just a stunner? This pony is about to head off to the trainer to be started under saddle. If you look back on the previous story of Blue you will see the disgraceful state he was in when he arrived.

Monday, 07 January 2013 13:20


Diesel has been ADOPTED - 12.3h 5yr old Grey Welsh B Registered gelding. Diesel has been started under saddle 8 weeks ago and is going very nicely. He is a very forward moving smart pony with lovely action. Not suited to a beginner but would be ideal for small adult or competent young rider. Diesel was a stallion until he was 3 so can be a bit cheeky. 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:18

Fleur - Adopted

Fleur has been Adopted!!! Fleur is a sweet young girl who is just dying to have that forever home where she can bond with her people. She is about 4yrs old and green broken. Fleur is easy to do anything with. We have had her teeth and feet done, wormed her, floated, tied up, hosed and regularly handled. 

She is a gem to have around people, but can be bossy around other horses. Fleur is availabel for adoption at $500 to an approved home under our standard contract arrangement. 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 12:35

TB Mares saved from slaughter

On Friday 14th December we collected 4 TB mares from the knackery. THese mares were part of a larger group of 20+ mares who had been sent to slaughter by their owner. The girls are in absolutely disgraceful state. They have been running with a stallion and it is believed they are in foal. 

Friday, 07 December 2012 22:56

2012 - The Year that was ....

A graphic drive down memory lane of our 2012. Check it out on our YouTube channel

Monday, 03 December 2012 15:10

Mount George Ponies

We have been asked to remove 4 pony geldings of welsh pony decent from a property near mount george in NSW. These ponies were originally part of a larger group purchased as a rescue project back in 2006. They have since been left unhandled and abandoned on the property. Several other ponies have died from a series of illnesses and injuries which may include toxic poisoning which we assume to be plant based.

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Latest News

March 27, 2017

Adoptions Needed

We are in desperate need to find homes for some of our beautiful horses. As much as we would all love to keep them forever, we cannot take one more horse until several are gone. Read more...
March 27, 2017

Adoptions Needed

We are in desperate need to find homes for some of our beautiful horses. As much as we would all love to keep them forever, we cannot take one more horse until several are gone. Read more...
February 02, 2017

Starving and Alone

URGENT SUPPORT required! NOW!!! We are again faced with a situation we choose not to walk away from. Sadly, we are damned if we do and damned if we don't in many of these cases. Right now we feel we need to provide sanctuary & reprieve to three beautiful aged… Read more...
January 16, 2017


Buck is looking for the last home he will ever have. This devine mature man is just a pleasure to have around. Sadly though, he has been retired from saddle work due to arthritic knees. Read more...
January 16, 2017

Muffin Needs Sanctuary

Desperately seeking an itch free home for Muffin. She needs to move away from the coastal location where she itches. Muffin is being offered FEE FREE to an approved home. She is already handled, all you have to do is start her to harness or saddle. You will… Read more...
January 04, 2017


Handi is an amazing young man who is waiting to find the perfect match to continue his education. He has a while to wait before he can be started to saddle, but that allows for plenty of time to get the ground work in place and build a relationship. Read more...
November 15, 2016


Morgan has been with us now for a few years. She has been started to saddle and is looking for a home where she will be ridden on a regular basis. Read more...
April 12, 2016

Harvey is a cute little lad

Harvey came to us a wild little critter at only a few months of age. He has since been handled, gelded and is now looking for his own family. Read more...

We are looking for a large acreage to lease in the Hunter Valley area. Must have good fencing and access to water. Please contact us if you know of anything.

Sale Catalogue

A list of some of the Horse Welfare Inc horses available for adoption is regularly compiled into a catalogue. The link to download the catalogue will be provided here when it is next available.

HWI Huggie Horses

We have introduced a fantastic new fundraising program called "HWI HUGGIE HORSES".
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