Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Depending on how your donation is paid here are the directions to update details/donation amount

Paypal – log into your account to update

GiveEasy – email

If you are having any difficulties please contact us

Sponsorship is transferred to another of our horses that is available for sponsorship.

Click here to see horses available for sponsorship

You will need to complete an application form for the horse/horses you are interested in. The form will guide you through the requirements but be sure to include as much information as possible, including your experience with horses, references, and images of the pasture, shelter, fencing and water source. 

Your application will then be reviewed by committee and if successful a meet and greet with the horse/horses will be booked in. Also keep in mind you might apply for one horse and we may suggest another horse that is more suitable to your needs. Click here for more information and to complete the form

Yes you can adopt one horse, however must be on property with other horses as horses are herd animals so cannot be adopted to live alone and must have sufficient land to accommodate horses.

There are many things to consider in regards to the cost of having a horse and can vary depending on size, breed etc

An idea on basic costs

Farrier – every 6 weeks approx. $40-60 trim, $100-150 shod.

Dental – annually approx. $150-200 depending on age. Older horses usually need 6 monthly dentals

Vaccinations – annually Hendra and 2 in 1 approx. $150-200

Worming – every 3 months approx. $25

Feed – dependant on feeding schedule

Also keep in mind some horses can be accident prone so unexpected vet bills can occur.

At SAHA we vaccinate all our horses against Hendra virus, tetanus and strangles. This is simply so they have the best chance at not contracting these life threatening viruses and infections. In South East Queensland our vets will not treat an unvaccinated horse showing symptoms of Hendra. Unfortunately, these are similar symptoms to colic. We castrate all our horses as we don’t believe a horse needs to be left as a stallion. There is simply too much overbreeding happening already.

No, currently we adopt only within 5-6 hours of our sanctuary in Beaudesert. Unless under special circumstances/medical conditions that a horse would require a cooler climate. There are a few reasons for this – to be able to do routine checks and to reduce the adopters’ expenses of getting returned SAHA horses back to the sanctuary. Especially with ridden horses we need to make sure the fit is correct. If the horse goes too far away it can be a very expensive exercise if it is not.

We wish we could. Unfortunately all horses must be surrendered to us. We endeavour to help as many horses as we possibly can.

BEGINNER: Needs supervision and constant guidance. May be on or off lead but is not experienced enough to ride out alone safely. Does not have great experience of how to give correct aids for walk, trot, canter, gallop and stop.

NOVICE: Has the ability to ride a horse independently, has an understanding of basic aids, can walk, trot, canter and gallop without guidance. Has confidence in riding outside of an arena independently.

EXPERIENCED: Has ability to ride most horses without feeling fear or being anxious. Knows how to give horses education to further the horses training. Has great understanding of aids and is able to read a horse when on their back.