Connecting with a wild horse is a dream held by many people throughout the world. The majestic beauty of a wild horse running free captures our imagination. Being a part of their journey from wild through to domestic life is a journey like no other and one you would never regret taking. There are a number of ways you can help a kaimanawa horse without becoming an owner so you can still make a difference to the life of a wild horse.

Become a Member


One of the easiest ways to show your support is to become a member of Kaimanawa Heritage Horses Welfare Society.
This entitles you to our KHH Magazine, discounts on merchandise and first access to tickets for our annual bus trips.
Individual, Family and Life Memberships are available.

Sponsor a Horse

Sponsoring a horse is a great way to help a horse in need. We have long term residents who require special care or horses that are just with us long enough to get what training they need before finding a new home.
Sponsors can either choose to help a specific horse or we can allocate your donation to the next horse in need of help.
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Make a Donation

Donations ensure we can do the very best we can to save as many horses as possible when the muster is held and helps to ensure that all horses that come through our welfare homes have the very best of care.
There are a variety of options available so you can specifically choose where your donation money is spent.

Volunteer your time

If you feel you have the time and skills to help us help the kaimanawa horses then please consider contacting us. We are always looking for ways we can improve what we do and we are always open to new ideas.

We are always on the lookout for good stories and articles for our member magazines. If you feel you could help in this area then please get in touch.

Offer a home for a horse

From time to time KHH  have welfare horses in need of new homes. If you are in a position to offer a permanent home to a welfare horse(s) then contact us for more information. Any application for a welfare horse will require you to provide two referees and undergo a home inspection. Download the welfare horse application form. Apply for a muster horse.

Become a Registered Trainer

We have a growing list of registered handlers who have proven their abilities to successfully integrate kaimanawa horses from wild into to domestic life. It takes time, patience and understanding, yet is hugely rewarding.

With a large muster anticipated in 2021, we know we are going to need as many placements as possible for the horses that will need homes and we have a growing list of people who require the services of a quality trainer to help make their dream of kaimanawa ownership possible.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, patience and suitable facilities to be considered as a registered handler then please contact us to register your interest.

Applicants will need to provide suitable references as well as be able to demonstrate their capabilities to our welfare team before being added to our list of registered handlers.