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Fresh Start is a network of horse rehoming programmes that will be part of the 2018 HETI Congress.

Fresh Start has two aims:

1. To raise the profile of organisations that rescue, rehome and rehabilitate horses, including retired racehorses, with an emphasis on horses that return to work following rehabilitation and retraining.
2. To create a network of these same organisations that will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practice at HETI 2018 and in the future.

With patience, understanding, commitment, and of course skill, rescue horses can be rehomed, not only as ‘pets’ but as working horses in equestrian centres such as Festina Lente, as leisure horses, or as riding club horses. Rehomed horses find a new lease of life giving hours of pleasure to those fortunate enough to ride them and work with them.
If your organisation is interested in participating in the Fresh Start programme, please contact us! We will be happy to feature the stories and images of horses you have rescued and retrained. Contact details for your organisation will be included, to facilitate networking and give a little publicity to your hard work. We hope to hold a workshop during the HETI 2018 congress that will allow interested parties to come together to discuss their work in this area, exchange knowledge and best practice, and perhaps even find new homes for some of the horses in their care.

We hope that Fresh Start will be a lasting legacy of HETI 2018.

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