NO KILL policy
We do not kill any horses unnecessarily.
In our opinion, every horse has the right to life regardless of their age, race and blemish. Only if they are seriously ill or have chronic pain, the horses get peace quietly under safe conditions with us. Decisions on killing are always made in consultation with the local veterinarian.
Many of the horses that Nyt Hesteliv receive have been subjected to neglect or abuse. The horse’s blemishes are most often man-made. Therefore, we do not think it is reasonable for the horse to be put down just because it can no longer be used. The horse is by nature a flock animal. It needs more of its own companions than it needs for human beings. The horse therefore thrives fine without being used by man as long as it is in flock with other horses. However, one can easily find other ways to be with his horse if it can no longer ride. This can be done through play, agility or ground work training. Most of the horses at Nyt Hesteliv are used in this way.
February 1, 2014