Creating a tribute fund is such a positive way to remember a loved one, much missed pet or beloved horse and can bring some measure of comfort during a very distressing time as well as being a private place you can go to keep their memory alive.
Death of a loved one
At some point in our lives we will all experience the sadness of losing someone dear to us and many of us will be in need of help to cope with the range of emotions we will experience. Cruse Bereavement Care can help to support you following the death of someone close. For more help please visit their website at: http://www.cruse.org.uk
Death of a horse
The death of a horse may leave you experiencing many different emotions ranging from shock and denial, anger and guilt, depression to a final acceptance and recovery. You may find yourself crying one moment and laughing the next as you recall some happy memory. Bereavement affects everyone differently because each relationship is unique. Talking about your loss to friends and family may help.
Many horse owners feel the need to replace their horse as quickly as possible whilst others may feel they will never be able to care for another one. For those wanting a new horse there is always the option of rehoming one. Rehoming a horse can have many advantages over buying one and there is some comfort in providing a home for a horse in need. Please follow this link to view a selection of our horses ready for rehoming.
Unable to face owning another horse?
Please remember that the time you spend grieving for your beloved horse is relatively short compared to the many years of happy ownership. But if you really cannot face having another horse in your life then perhaps you could consider sponsoring one of ours through our Adopt a Horse scheme. At each of our four Rescue and Rehoming Centres there is an adoption horse and the income from their sponsorship helps to cover the cost of their rehabilitation. To see the horses currently on our scheme please follow this link.
There are many other ways that you can help horses from becoming a member of World Horse Welfare to organising a fundraising event, volunteering at one of our centres or by donating any unneeded tack and equipment.