Leaving your Horse in your Will


It is important to make provision for your horse in your Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out and any horses are provided for in the event of your death.

To ensure that there is someone to look after your horses when you are gone it is recommended that you include a clause in your Will passing the care of your horse to the person who you would like to care for them, such as a friend or family member. Caring for a horse is a big responsibility so please check with the person you would like to care for your horse before you make your Will. Caring for a horse is expensive and it is a good idea to leave in your Will to the person whom you would like to look after your pet in the event of your death, a sum of money to cover the cost of caring for your horse for the remainder of their lifetime.

Can I leave my horse to The Horse Trust?

We are a small charity and only have space for a limited number of horses. Unfortunately, this means we no longer have the space to take in privately owned horses. We prioritise working horses that have served in the Police or Military or have worked for a charity that use horses to help people. We also provide sanctuary for horses that have been rescued from cruelty or neglect. Please do not leave your horse to The Horse Trust in your Will. If you have spoken to us before and have already left us your horse in your Will, please contact us as we may still be able to help.

For further advice on how to ensure that your horse is cared for should anything happen to you please contact our welfare department by email. 

Please be aware that the information on these pages does not constitute legal advice and should only be considered as guidance. You should always contact a solicitor or legal professional before making or updating your Will.