Howdy! I'm Kestrel

I'm a 11-year-old Native from Burford rehoming centre and I'm looking for my forever home.

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About me


Hi my name is Kestrel, I am a very sweet and loving mare looking for a very special home where I can continue to blossom.

I have been in Blue Cross a long time as when I first arrived I was very scared of human touch and it has taken a long time for the team to gain my trust. However I have recently turned a corner and now come to call as I know my own name and I always get a positive reward from my groom!

I like to be led down to the yard where I come into a stable for a tasty haynet. I am good to have my feet done and have even seen the farrier without sedation which was a big step for me. I have also been in the trailer and wasn't scared at all as I had my groom with me.

I can still need reassurance at times so I am looking for a home where I can build a bond with one person and continue to grow in confidence.

If you are interested in rehoming Kestrel or any other Blue Cross horse/pony, then please click on the *Rehome Me* link. The Blue Cross holds up to 100 horses and ponies at any one time. Even if Kestrel is not available please be assured we are still actively trying to find you a suitable match for your needs and we will be in contact as soon as we do.

How sponsorship works

  1. Choose a pet

    Choose a pet you'd like to sponsor and a monthly amount

  2. Stay in touch!

    Receive a certificate and monthly email updates from your pet

  3. Help another pet

    Once your pet has been rehomed you can choose another pet to help

Help Kestrel to find a happy home with the gift of pet sponsorship!

Does your loved one have room in their heart, but not in their home, for a pet of their own? Blue Cross sponsorship is the perfect present for animal lovers.

Sponsor a pet as a gift for your loved one from as little as 70p a week, and they will receive monthly updates from real homeless pets in our care who are just waiting to meet their new families. Your chosen friend or family member will also receive a downloadable certificate from each of the dogs, cats, small pets and horses they’ve helped to find loving new homes.