Everyone who works at the Sanctuary is a volunteer. We have no paid staff, all our funding comes from public donations.
The Sanctuary volunteers are responsible for the day to day care and welfare of over 35 horses and ponies at three sites:
Highfield stables , Davenport Rd , Lower Heswall, where any horses requiring regular special care are kept.
Parkgate fields, Boathouse Lane , Parkgate.
Neston Fields , Raby Park Rd, Neston.
Highfield stables has facilities for making drinks, a toilet and secure storage.
Parkgate and Neston fields have no facilities.
What volunteers do
Horse/pony care, check all horses/ponies daily, check they have plenty of water, check for any signs of injury, illness or unusual behaviour , check fences and gates are secure, muck out stables, make up beds and tidy the yard at Highfield, Give feed / hay as required, groom and wash them , clean tack and rugs, Helping during farrier and vets visits.
Clear poisonous plants from the fields , and tidy up any litter, muck pick the fields.
Events and fundraising
Help with the merchandise if required , help with pony rides at fundraising events, help with publicity
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