Dominion EquiHelp Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Dominion EquiHelp TM?
A: Dominion EquiHelp TM is a program of Dominion Equine Welfare that provides short term hay and feed to individual equine owners who have short term financial difficulties and are trying to keep and feed their equine while managing their situation.
Q: Can anyone apply for assistance?
A: Eligibility for assistance is limited to individual horse owners who meet our criteria.
Q: How do I know if I qualify?
A: Please read the eligibility requirements.
Q: Do I have to reimburse Dominion Equine Welfare?
A: Direct reimbursement To Dominion Equine Welfare is not required. An element of the Dominion EquiHelp TM program is for those who have benefitted from it to “pay it forward”. We would appreciate a donation to enable us to continue our work. Donations can be in the form of direct monetary funds or hay donation.
Q: I have a horse that I can take care of, but am getting another horse soon that I will need help with. Can I apply for assistance?
Q: I have a very small horse business and need help. Do I qualify?
A: Dominion EquiHelp is specifically for individual equine owners. Equine businesses, no matter how small, are not eligible.
Q: I believe I qualify but am afraid if I apply I will be judged harshly.
A: Our intent is not to judge equine owners but to help. The help may come in the form of hay and feed, suggestions on how to avoid a future need, education, sharing ideas and best practices – or all of this. There may be times where we call in other professionals for advice or suggestions. Our goal is to provide the tools to enable one to make the best choices possible for their equine.