Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys, while campaigning for the better treatment of animals across Spain. We are a no-kill foundation and provide each rescued animal with a safe and loving sanctuary – either here at our centre or via rehoming – for the rest of their lives.

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Perlita on April 24 2017 photo Elaine Warnock 3
May 12, 2017

Thieves target horse rescue centre as founders call for help to better secure their boundary

Thieves have again targeted the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, stealing an expensive water pump and tools – many of which were donated by kind supporters. read more...
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May 08, 2017

March/April newsletter: The difficulty of rescuing, and not rescuing horses

Our latest newsletter is out now. In it we talk about the difficulties that we face when rescuing horses, and the even bigger difficulties that are presented when we don't rescue horses. read more...
Malnourished horse Valencia March 2017
April 24, 2017

Equine sanctuary devastated after police inaction prevents rescue of two severely malnourished horses

Easy Horse Care has called on Spanish police forces to act more quickly in cases of animal abuse after delays prevented the rescue of two severely neglected horses in Valencia. read more...
Instructor Susanna Tuisku and participant Gillian Hughes work on George during the March 2017 equine shiatsu course
March 16, 2017

Spain’s first equine Shiatsu course raises €695 for rescued horses

The first equine Shiatsu course held in Spain has successfully raised €695 to help ensure the safety and protection of neglected and abused horses. read more...
Rod building new boundary wall February 2017
March 03, 2017

Rescue centre re-opens major fundraiser as building work begins on new fence to protect abused horses

As construction ramps up on a secure new boundary wall funded entirely by kind donors, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is calling for further donations to build the wall higher in a bid to better protect equines from winter winds and summer sun. read more...
Captain before and after
February 28, 2017

January/February newsletter: 9 years and 137 equines...

Our first newsletter for the year is now out. Read all about our plans for 2017 including upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. read more...
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February 12, 2017

Canadian designer donates 20 pieces to help Looking Good Boutique raise money for rescued horses

Canadian designer Joseph Ribkoff has donated 20 garments to Spain's Looking Good Boutique, which will help raise a whopping €3000 for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. read more...
Instructor Susanna Tuisku giving an equine shiatsu treatment
January 20, 2017

First equine Shiatsu course held in Spain will help raise money for abused and neglected horses

Qualified instructors will fly in from Finland this March to lead a two-day introductory equine Shiatsu course – the first of its kind in Spain – at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, near Alicante. read more...
Dulce Dawn on Dec 25 2016 before her rescue
January 06, 2017

Three new equines rescued as sanctuary recovers from Christmas flooding

A donkey cruelly hobbled and left to stand alone without shelter throughout last month’s torrential rainfall is now safe from harm thanks to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. read more...
Mystery in November 2016
December 20, 2016

Christmas newsletter: Pouring rain, a new rescued horse + more

Our November/December newsletter is now out. Read about our flooded fields, our baby donkeys, our newest rescued horse and how you can buy a gift for our horses this Christmas. read more...
Starving Albacete horses in December 2016
December 19, 2016

Reports of 160 horses being left to starve near Murcia and Albacete

Almost 80 horses are being left to starve in a field near Murcia and another 80 are suffering near Albacete, according to reports received by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre this week. read more...
EHC charity art auction presenters Irene Llopis Rocamora and Rafa Campos Photo Carmelo Scavone
December 02, 2016

Charity art auction raises €1670 for rescued equines

A charity art auction benefitting abused and neglected horses living at a rescue centre near Alicante has raised €1670 – enough to buy 335 bales of winter hay. read more...
2016 charity auction artworks
November 04, 2016

Creatives from across the world donate art to help save horses in Spain

More than 20 artists from seven countries have donated stunning artworks to sell this month during a two-stage fundraising event for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre near Alicante, Spain. read more...
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October 26, 2016

The latest news from our centre + a free gift to you!

Our September/October newsletter is out now. It's not only full of our latest updates, but it also includes a special gift for our supporters, and news of our limited-edition calendar that's for sale right now: get your orders in for Christmas! read more...
Minty Monty rescued October 2
October 19, 2016

Three more donkeys rescued as sanctuary prepares to mark eight-year anniversary

A British couple based near Alicante are now caring for almost 100 rescued equines after Spanish police this month placed three more seized donkeys under their rescue centre’s protection. read more...
Alena and Crystal
September 16, 2016

Spanish horse rescue centre launches hands-on equine internship program

A Spanish horse rescue centre is offering the chance to live and work at its bustling Costa Blanca stable yard as part of a new hands-on equine internship program, launched this month. read more...
Paco in September 2016
September 09, 2016

Severely injured donkey seized in joint operation with police, even as rescue centre battles funding crisis

An underweight donkey with severe facial injuries has been rescued from Almoradí in a joint operation between local police and the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. read more...
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August 26, 2016

The passing of Lily and Bettina, and other updates from our centre

Our latest newsletter is out now, and unfortunately it's not all good news from us this time around. read more...
Ecovida donation
August 25, 2016

Horse rescue centre welcomes major donation, supports push for clothing collection bins in Rojales

A new association that hopes to raise cash by placing second hand clothing collection bins throughout the Rojales council area has donated €500 to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, which is currently battling a critical funds shortage. read more...
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August 19, 2016

Rescue centre reeling after death of horse linked to rare disease

A seriously ill horse that died in Alicante this month after suffering a baffling series of injuries and illnesses could have been suffering a rare disease never before seen in Spain. read more...
Fence fundraiser target reached FB post
July 22, 2016

Fundraising target reached as latest break in emphasises need for secure fencing at rescue centre

Work will soon begin on a major Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre fence upgrade after generous supporters helped raise €13,000 in just three months to secure the Rojales sanctuary’s collapsing perimeter. read more...
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July 15, 2016

Rescue centre granted legal ownership of 14 horses after major animal abuse case concludes

A Spanish man who kept 14 horses and 9 donkeys in squalid conditions has received a suspended prison sentence and been banned from owning equines in a landmark animal abuse ruling. read more...
Elaine handing over 3 peak summit fundraised money
June 24, 2016

A special tribute to our supporters

Our latest newsletter is out now, and this month we wanted to pay tribute to all of our supporters. We've shared the stories of three of our recent supporters age 10 to 60, and the incredible lengths that they went to for our rescue centre. read more...
Victoria Sagidullina
June 08, 2016

Young horse lover raises hundreds of euros for Rojales equine rescue centre

A young Marbella student who threw her energy into fundraising for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has won a charity competition hosted by her school. read more...
Callosa de Segura rescue
May 23, 2016

Case against accused negligent horse owner to proceed, two years on from animal seizures

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founder Sue Weeding will give evidence in court next month during the prosecution of a man implicated in a major 2014 animal neglect case. read more...
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April 26, 2016

We're halfway there and couldn't have done it without you...

This month's newsletter is now out. Inside, get the latest on our first ever major fundraiser – we're now halfway to reaching our target! read more...
Isabel Sanchez and Ivan Lopez
April 24, 2016

Helping protect animals in the name of love

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has been the fortunate recipient of a significant monetary donation made in the name of love. read more...
Oscar and Sue Weeding in March 2016
April 05, 2016

Rescue centre fights order to return neglected horse to former owners

A horse so thin he was labelled a “walking skeleton” has won the right to remain in care at a Rojales rescue centre, after a three-week battle over his ownership. read more...
Oscar January 2016
April 01, 2016

Our biggest fundraising campaign ever + other news from our rescue centre

This month's newsletter is now out, explaining why we have launched our biggest fundraising campaign ever, plus a special mention to our birthday babies Lily and Arthur. read more...
Oscar in December 2015
March 21, 2016

Horse rescue centre launches major fence fundraiser amid fears over animal safety

A Spanish horse rescue centre has launched a major fundraising campaign to build a secure new boundary fence amid fears for the safety of its rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. read more...
Elaine Sissons Three Peaks
March 14, 2016

Climbing mountains for animal welfare

United Kingdom resident Elaine Sissons is preparing to climb mountains to raise funds for horses rescued from abuse and neglect in Spain. read more...
March 03, 2016

Police step in to stop rescued horse being taken from the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Police have stepped in to stop a group of people from reclaiming a neglected horse that was seized and put under the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre’s protection in December. read more...
March 01, 2016

Beautiful new rescued horse photos + other news from our rescue centre

This month's newsletter features two stunning photos of our horses taken by our new volunteer photographer, plus Valentino's birthay, our new charity furniture store and more. read more...
The new Gran Alacant charity store.
February 27, 2016

Bag a bargain at new Gran Alacant second hand furniture store and support Easy Horse Care

A newly opened charity shop at Gran Alacant has just been converted into a furniture store selling only high-quality second hand home furnishings at affordable prices. read more...
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January 20, 2016

A sad goodbye to Faith the Pony

This special edition newsletter celebrates the life of little Faith, our three-legged pony who was the first in Spain to be fitted with an artificial leg. Five years on, we made the heartbreaking decision to have Faith put down on the advice of veterinarians. read more...
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January 20, 2016

Faith the three-legged Spanish pony dies, prosthesis gifted to another amputee pony in France

MEDIA RELEASE: The first pony in Spain to be fitted with an artificial leg has passed away, five years after her mutilated foreleg was amputated in a life-saving operation. read more...
Oscar in December 2015
January 05, 2016

Two new horses rescued + other news from our rescue centre

This month's newsletter features the full story on our two latest equine rescues, a goodbye to dear old Wally, a very special donation + more. read more...
Oscar in December 2015
December 19, 2015

Malnourished horse seized near San Luis salt lake, as another rescued horse passes away

A horse so thin he was labelled a “walking skeleton” has been seized near the San Luis salt lake in Spain’s Alicante province, while on the same day, an aging horse rescued from a Callosa de Segura dealers yard passed away peacefully. read more...
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre's new Gran Alacant charity shop.
December 03, 2015

New and larger Gran Alacant charity shop to open

MEDIA RELEASE: A new charity shop selling furniture, clothes, shoes and other high-quality large items is set to open at Gran Alacant this month to raise money for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. read more...
December 02, 2015

Goodbye to dear old Dolores + other news from our rescue centre

This month's newsletter features updates on Dolores the horse and Braveheart the donkey, a new charity shop opening and details of this Sunday's Christmas-themed open day. read more...
November 27, 2015

Rescued mare Dolores put to sleep after almost three years of happy living at our rescue centre

MEDIA RELEASE: An abandoned old mare named Dolores, rescued by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre two years ago, has passed away peacefully. read more...
Long-time Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre supporter Elaine Sissons.
November 19, 2015

Long-time horse rescue centre supporter helps raise yet more money for animal welfare

A coffee and cake fundraiser organised by long-time supporter Elaine Sissons has raised €353 for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre at Rojales. read more...
Braveheart the donkey after being rescued by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre.
November 18, 2015

Donkey rescued in Valencia operation recovering well after surgery

MEDIA RELEASE: A donkey rescued from terrible conditions in Valencia last month has received surgery at the Alicante horse hospital after a veterinary inspection revealed one of his testicles had not dropped in the normal way. read more...
November 17, 2015

A letter from our long-time supporter, Louise Brandley

Sometimes, during what otherwise seems like a perfectly normal day, something happens that touches your heart. Some seemingly innocent encounter or conversation takes place and quietly changes everything, altering your path forever. read more...
October 28, 2015

Skeletal mare seized from Valencia property sadly dies two days after rescue

MEDIA RELEASE: In a heartbreaking turn of events, a pregnant mare rescued from terrible conditions in Valencia last week has died, despite the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre’s best efforts to save her. read more...
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June 30, 2015

Police seize neglected stallion after public complaints

A grey stallion left without food and water has been seized by San Pedro del Pinatar police and handed to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales.Police called in the rescue centre last Monday (June 15) after complaints from members of the public, who… read more...
Tormenta at Rescue Centre 2nd June 2015
June 09, 2015

Many people pull together to save skeletal horse locked up without food or water

A group of people based in the Mazarron area have moved heaven and earth to save a skeletal horse locked up without food and water and destined to be sold to a butcher.Sue and Rod Weeding, founders of the Rojales rescue centre, were contacted by a Spanish… read more...
Torrevieja horse cruelty
May 13, 2015

Easy Horse Care Rescue centre co-founder appears as witnesses in starved horse court case

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founder Sue Weeding has appeared before court as a witness for the prosecution in a case against a man who allegedly left his horse to starve to death last March.Sue attended court on April 23, along with the rescue centre’s… read more...
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May 13, 2015

Another foal born and two more horses rescued at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales

Another severely neglected mare rescued from a Granada breeding yard by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has given birth to a healthy foal.The birth on April 6 came just a week after a second mare from the same rescue operation also gave birth to a healthy… read more...
Arthur 3 and a half days old
May 13, 2015

Healthy foal born at Rojales horse rescue centre

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has welcomed a healthy foal into the world, in a happy ending to a terrible case of animal abuse and neglect.The little colt, named Arthur, was born late on March 29 to proud mum Guinevere, one of three terribly thin mares… read more...
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February 11, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to our latest newsletter We’ve spent the past month working across our network of eight charity shops to keep them open while many of our wonderful volunteers headed off to enjoy their holiday break. We’ve also received great news from the specialist… read more...
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April 08, 2014

The Horse Too Late To Save

Two weeks ago the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) Foundation based in Rojales were involved in a major, much publicised rescue of 14 horses from a horse dealers premises in Callosa De Segura. And it never stopped there. The following night they were… read more...
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April 08, 2014

THE NEVER ENDING STORY

Following the much published tragedy recently, when the EHCRC were unable to save the life of a young horse starved to death in premises on the outskirts of Torrevieja, the morning of Monday March 24th was a much more joyous occasion. The day started as… read more...
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April 07, 2014

La Marina charity shop opens

Today we opened our new La Marina Charity shop on Avinida Londres.A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to set it up on Saturday and Sunday. The shop is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday.If you would like to become a… read more...
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March 07, 2014

EHCRC MASS RESCUE

Please check out our Easy Horse Care Facebook Page for up to date information. We are working with El Refugio del Burrito to rescue approximately seven donkeys and twenty horses from a hell hole near Collosa de Segura. All the paper work is going through the… read more...
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January 20, 2014

Before you dump it, think about donating it

We gratefully accept donations of good-quality items including furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac to stock our network of eight charity shops. Our shops are located across the Alicante province in southeastern Spain, at Gran Alacant, Guardamar, La Marina, La… read more...
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December 01, 2013

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre and Police in Combined Operation

The EHCRC from Rojales were out rescuing equines in distress again lastweek. Sue Weeding, co founder of the rescue centre received a call from an officerof the Policia Local in Callosa de Segura who advised her that they hadresponded to information from the… read more...
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November 08, 2013

LYME DISEASE ARTICLE

One of the many hazards facing the 62 equines now resident at The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Foundation in Rojales is the possibility of them being bitten by parasites. Sue Weeding, co founder of the foundation with husband Rod, discovered this year that… read more...
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October 07, 2013

Easy Horse Care Centre in Five Donkey Rescue

Monday September 9th seemed just another busy day for Sue and Rod Weeding, co founders of The Easy Horse Care Centre in Rojales. That was until they received a telephone call from Sara Domenech Cordoba a volunteer at APADAC (Asociacion Protectora de Animales… read more...
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September 26, 2013

Spanish Group and Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Liaise to Save Horses

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales were contacted recently after a story broke on Facebook about the plight of two horses which were abandoned in Murcia Province.The British owners of a failed riding school could not be contacted about these animals… read more...
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August 07, 2013

Faiths Diary now available in paperback

FAITH - "Diary of a Heroic Horse" Paperback Edition Add to cart Much has been written in the popular English and European newspapers here in Spain over the last two years about Faith, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre's now famous three legged pony. Faith's… read more...
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July 08, 2013

A Volunteers Experience

A Volunteers Experience Since the start of this year we have had the pleasure to be able to share with you stories of our rescue center. Many people because of this have contacted us informing us of how much they enjoy reading the weekly stories and several… read more...
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June 24, 2013

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Continuation of Latest Rescue Horse Sancho Panzo a young donkey, who was found living on his own, and more or less abandoned, in Los Montesinos, was rescued and brought to us, we were more than happy to take him in and give him a permanent home. Thinking he… read more...
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June 24, 2013

The Long Lazy Days of Summer

The Long Lazy Days of Summer Most of us humans love the Summer time. Many of us in the Winter months will say "roll on the Summer" including us here at the centre, especially after all the rain and the mud we've experienced this year.Well now Summer is… read more...
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June 24, 2013

Why can’t we be friends?

Why can't we be friends? My Great Aunt used to say people are like liquorice allsorts, all different shapes, colours and flavours. Many people have problems getting along with each other such as their neighbours, workmates or partners and you even see it in… read more...
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June 18, 2013

Its all in a days work, a continuation

There was an old woman that lived in a shoe, she had so many children she didn't know what to do. I often think of this childhood rhyme and liken our lives to it. Here at the EHCRC Foundation as many of you know we are not only a home and sanctuary for 54… read more...
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May 28, 2013

Busy week at the Centre

Busy week at the Centre The EHCRC Foundation, a home for 52 horses, ponies and donkeys, opened its doors to take in another two new rescue horses last week. Both cases were very bad.The first was a two year old horse which has been named Jett. Said Sue "We… read more...
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May 26, 2013

San Isidro Pilgrims Walk

The EHCRC Foundation Marches forward with Taffeta The EHCRC Foundation had the honour of being invited to lead the San Isidro Pilgrims Walk with Taffeta the miniature horse, leaving from the church in Rojales at 8am and going to the Recorral Park. Behind… read more...
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May 19, 2013

Mayor of Rojales Takes Tour

Mayor of Rojales takes the Easy Horse Tour The Mayor of Rojales Antonio Perez Garcia accompanied by his Councillors for Tourism, Education and Foreign Residents visited the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre this Sunday.They took the easy horse tour and got to… read more...
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May 19, 2013

It is all in a day’s work

It's all in a day's work Managing 52 horses ponies and donkeys, nine dogs, ten cats and an assortment of other rescued animals here at the centre, takes a lot of organising. However, much of it is routine.The most frequently asked question on our horse tour… read more...
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May 19, 2013

From Lehmans to Van Boy

Ten years ago when David Feest brought his home here on the Costa Blanca he could never have thought where it would all end. At the time he was working for Lehman brothers in the city of London and brought the property he now calls home as a place to recharge… read more...
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May 01, 2013

Help Save Spanish Horses

USA Award winning animal trainer supports EHCRC Foundation Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Foundation were contacted by Miriam Fields-Babineau, who is an award winning author and professional animal trainer based in America. Her company called Training… read more...
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May 01, 2013

Help Save the Spanish Horses

USA Award winning animal trainer supports EHCRC Foundation Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Foundation were contacted by Miriam Fields-Babineau, who is an award winning author and professional animal trainer based in America. Her company called Training… read more...
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May 01, 2013

Dolores, the old horse full of pain

Many people turn up at the gates of EHCRC Foundation asking for help, information, informing us of where there are all sorts of animals in need of help, and quite often with dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, fish, geese, iguanas, parrots, turkeys, peacocks etc,… read more...
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May 01, 2013

A Tail of two Dogs

A Tail of two Dogs Here at the Rescue Centre over the years we have in our care we have also taken in an assortment of other animals as well as the 52 horses, ponies and donkeys. Some just left at our gate in a cardboard box, some pushed through our gate and… read more...
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May 01, 2013

Thanks to our amazing Volunteers

It's all thanks to our amazing Volunteers EHCRC Foundation would not be able to carry on without the thousands of hours volunteers put in to keep our animals happy, safe pay the bills and help ensure that the Foundation has a long-term future. Plans can be… read more...
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May 01, 2013

Dance Ranch Line dancers raised 130 Euros

Easy Horse wants to thank Sue and John Briffa and the wonderful Dance Ranch Line dancers. Together they raised 130 Euros for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Foundation by holding a fabulous afternoon of entertainment with line dancing, a raffle and a wonderful… read more...
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April 27, 2013

Faith is giving Molly hope

In the beginning Molly gave Faith hope, now Faith is giving Molly hope The EHCRC foundation is delighted to announce the imminent launch of their first eBook about Faith the pony. The idea of the book actually started two years ago, Sue had always felt that… read more...
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April 16, 2013

A DOG’S LIFE FOR SANCHO PANZA

A DOG'S LIFE FOR SANCHO PANZA A DOG'S LIFE FOR SANCHO PANZA UNTIL EHCRC CAME TO THE RESCUE We would like to share with you, this delightful story of our latest donkey rescue here at the centre. It would be wonderful if they were all this easy and involved… read more...
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April 12, 2013

Faith's Story - Part Four

We knew when Faith arrived back home with us at the centre our lives would change forever as we had made the commitment to care for her for the rest of her life. When Rod collected her from Barcelona he was given basic instructions and shown what to do on a… read more...
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April 01, 2013

EHCRC Race Nights

EHCRC Race nightS Kenz Bar in La Siesta , Start 8.00pmWednesday, 8th May 2013 Liberty's Bar, Los Altos Start 8.30pmWednesday, 15th May 2013 read more...
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March 31, 2013

To the Ends of the Earth and Back

To the Ends of the Earth and Back Well to the end of the ancient world anyway.Starting on May 31st, Len Allen (from La Marina) is taking on the challenge of the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage known as 'The Way' starting in Pamplona and travels all… read more...
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March 31, 2013

Fun(d)-raising by European School of Alicante

Fun(d)-raising by pupils of the European School of Alicante In December, we started discussing charity and aid organizations and how they operate on a national and global scale. To enhance the students' learning and appreciation of the whole process of this… read more...
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March 21, 2013

Family Fun Easter Eggstravaganza

EHCRC Eggstravaganza Easter Fun Family Day Sunday March 31st 2013 Easter Egg Hunt Find hidden tokens and Eggchange for yummy chocolate eggs Family Entertainment Easter Bonnet Parade Raffle and Lucky Dip Day Take our very popular horse tour and meet all our… read more...
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March 15, 2013

Join Our EHCRC Free Charity Market

ehcrc Free Registered charities market CAPTAIN'S MARKETWould you like your charity to take part in a regular 'Free Registered Charity Market'?Ever since the much publicised rescue of Captain and Hope from the garage in Daya Vieja, where they were left locked… read more...
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March 15, 2013

Our Rescues

Parental Guidance: We advise all parents and guardians that some of these cases may cause upset to younger children . Read about our Rescues We are regularly contacted about abused, mistreated or neglected horses, ponies or donkeys and we will always do… read more...
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March 12, 2013

Births at the Rescue Centre

A Mother's Love Continuation Autumn 2010 we rescued two mares, Delilah and Sofia both from Almoradi. Delilah was found by the local police, wandering around the streets hardly able to see where she was going because of horrendous skin and eye infections. They… read more...
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March 01, 2013

‘Colic’ - What does it mean?

'Colic' is a word that horrifies horse owners and probably the biggest killer of horses here in Spain - but what does this word mean? "It really means "abdominal pain", but it does not indicate the cause of the pain. The clinical signs of colic are a little… read more...
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February 20, 2013

Bronson the walking miracle

Since starting the rescue centre five years ago we have had the privilege to have saved the lives of many horses. Each and every one of our residents all have their own story to tell, and many of them have survived horrific conditions imposed upon them by… read more...
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February 14, 2013

IES CARRUS School Visit Rescue Centre

IES Carrus Visit Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre This month we have had several educational visits from the pupils of IES CARRUS in Elche. They visited the centre in Rojales, to meet some of our rescued residents and get an understanding of what the aims of the… read more...
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February 08, 2013

George now jumps for joy

GEORGE NOW JUMPS FOR JOY People often contact us here at the rescue centre to say "We think you're doing a great job, keep up the good work"; but they then explain that they can't come to see the horses and other animals here as they would find it… read more...
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February 03, 2013

Farewell Cookie

The EHCRC Foundation would like to inform all of our supporters that, sadly, Cookie has been put to sleep. The decision was made before Christmas by Cookie's vet and Co-Founders Sue and Rod Weeding. read more...
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January 26, 2013

Become a Member Become One Voice

Become an EHCRC Member Become One Voice In many countries, there are already plenty of organisations in place for the protection of all animals. These organisations do have a voice as they already work hand in hand with the police, the councils, and other… read more...
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January 26, 2013

Worst Laminitis seen at EHCRC

The worst cases of Laminitis we have seen at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Many of our rescued horses here at the centre have come to us not only severely malnourished but also with a condition in their hooves known as laminitis. If you can imagine walking on… read more...
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January 26, 2013

EHCRC Gallops into the New Year

EHCRC Foundation Gallops into the New Year with the grand folks of Gran Alicant The New Year has brought with it a whole new group of volunteers, all from Gran Alacant, each bringing with them their professional expertise to help push the foundation further… read more...
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January 26, 2013

Storm Destroys Horse Shelters

Storm Destroys Shelters The storm on Thursday Reeked Havoc here at the Rescue Centre, it took most of the roofs of the horse shelters and we were very lucky there were not more injuries. Sadly we lost one of our lovely little hens.Most of the roofing is… read more...
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January 23, 2013

Charity our first ever Rescue Donkey

Sweet Charity Many people move to Spain to live the dream and think they would like to have a donkey in their garden, or in some cases take pity on a thin one owned by a farmer down the road near where they live and often end up buying it To their delight,… read more...
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January 05, 2013

Dorothea, Dexter and Tick Fever

Dorothea, Dexter and Tick Fever Since the start of the rescue centre we have found and witnessed many horrific cases; many of these animals would certainly not have survived without the dedication and expertise of Dorothea Dudli von Dewitz, our brilliant… read more...
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January 05, 2013

Taffeta’s Story

Taffeta's story After the decision to take in Luceiro and start the rescue centre things happened very quickly around us; the word got out. Two days later we had call from a very distressed German farrier telling us of an English lady who had lots of horses… read more...
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January 05, 2013

Taffeta’s Story

Taffeta's story After the decision to take in Luceiro and start the rescue centre things happened very quickly around us; the word got out. Two days later we had call from a very distressed German farrier telling us of an English lady who had lots of horses… read more...
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January 05, 2013

Another Fantastic Night at the Races

Another Fantastic Night at the Races Wednesday saw Kenz bar in San Luis hold their first race night of the year in aid of the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Ken and Jan have become tremendous supporters of the Rescue Centre and last year they held several… read more...
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December 28, 2012

Rescue centre deeply saddened

The EHCRC Foundation were deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Solvi Jansen in the early hours of Christmas morning. Solvi and her twin sister Kate, who were simply known as "the twins" by hundreds of people that knew them because of their… read more...
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December 28, 2012

School Comes To Horse Around

School Comes To Horse Around EHCRC We have had an exciting Christmas period here at the Easy horse Care Rescue Centre with our educational visit from the pupils of The Escuela Europa of Alicante. The pupils who are studying charity work as part of their… read more...
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December 28, 2012

The Rescue of Lucerio

The Rescue of Luceiro - Costa Blanca News Column The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) was formed in 2008 by myself (Sue) and my husband Rod Weeding; we now have 51 horses, ponies and donkeys plus Dexter the Mule, 7 dogs, 5 cats, 3 parrots, chickens,… read more...
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December 22, 2012

Festive Congratulations to EHCRC

Festive Congratulations to EHCRC Guardamar What an achievement and in only two months. We are so proud of our EHCRC Guardamar charity shop team of volunteers led by Diane for winning first prize of 200€ for the most colourful window display competition held… read more...
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December 22, 2012

Ho,ho,ho at Easy Horse!

Ho,ho,ho at Easy Horse! The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre shop at La Zenia celebrated its first Christmas with an invitation to volunteers, friends and customers to share drinks and mince pies on Thursday afternoon. Santa Claus was there to meet and greet… read more...
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December 17, 2012

Truly Magical

A Truly Magical Christmas Evening at the Rescue Centre The air was filled with Christmas Love and the aroma of mulled wine, chestnuts and minced pies when the Rescue Centre held its fourth Magical Christmas Carol Concert at Rojales.People came for miles to… read more...
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December 11, 2012

Come, Sing & get a little 'Horse'

Come, Sing and get a little 'Horse' at the Easy Horse Rescue Centre Carol Concert The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is having its Magical Christmas Carol Concert at the Rescue Centre on Friday, 14th of December at 6.30pm.Come sing with Cathy Carson and the… read more...
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December 11, 2012

The gift of life and love at Christmas

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre FoundationThe gift of life and love at Christmas Many people ask us, when visiting the rescue centre, how can you keep taking in horses, you have so many horses; do you ever say no? This is Dallas's story; he was born in 1988… read more...
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December 02, 2012

Taffeta at Curvy Fashion Show

Charity begins in 1948 - Here at Looking Good Boutique I am lucky to meet a wide range of people from all over the world, all ages, shapes and personalities! Amongst them there are a lot of really lovely ones, some of them tell us stories of great… read more...
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November 23, 2012

2012 Nov The Great Escape

Two years ago Rojales resident, Dave Walsh, looked out of his window to see two pigs on the loose. The only people he could think of to call were Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, who managed to catch one of them and named her Penelope and successfully re-homed… read more...
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November 23, 2012

Spanish TV comes to Easy Horse

2012 Nov - Canal 9 came to the Rescue Centre as RTUU Guampi arrived to film what happens at EHCRC. This is an extremely popular television show on Spanish TV which looks at what goes on in the animal world in the Valencia region and picks up on stories about… read more...
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November 19, 2012

Brian's darts marathon

2012-06 On behalf of all the horses, donkies, ponies and mule! we would like to say a very big thank you to Brian and Harry's Bar in Quesada for raising 300€. Brian organised a sponsored 3 hour darts marathon for the Rescue Centre back in November. The bar… read more...
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November 19, 2012

UK students walk for Easy Horse Care

2012-06 We were so honoured and flattered when we heard about a group of students from the UK who have done their bit to help Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, by taking part in a 13-hour non-stop walk to help raise funds! The equine students from Easton College… read more...
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November 19, 2012

UK students walk for Easy Horse Care

2012-06 We were so honoured and flattered when we heard about a group of students from the UK who have done their bit to help Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, by taking part in a 13-hour non-stop walk to help raise funds! The equine students from Easton College… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Easy Horse Becomes a Foundation

Easy Horse Becomes a Foundation Sue and Rod Weeding the founders of The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) are delighted to announce that they have signed the deeds for a foundation. The rescue centre is now officially called: “Fundación Easy Horse Care… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Visita al Centro de Rescate “Easy Horse Care"

VISITA AL CENTRO DE RESCATE "EASY HORSE CARE" El domingo pasado finalmente cumplí con mi intención, desde hacía meses, de visitar el Centro de Rescate de Equinos "Easy Horse Care", situado en las afueras de Rojales cerca de Santa Pola, Alicante. Los miércoles… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Flags flying at Charity Store's official launch

Having opened in a blaze of glory just a few weeks earlier, the Easy Horse Care Charity Shop was officially opened last Monday with the cutting of the ribbon by an emotional Sue Weeding, the lady who, along with her husband founded the charity just four years… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Top horse vet to help Cookie

Cookie, the miniature horse rescued by Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) after being abandoned to die on wasteground in Benijofar at Easter, is in Barcelona awaiting treatment from Spain's top horse vet. The vet, Gaspar Castelijns, who recently tried to… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Fashion show raises funds for horses

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Fashion Show at the Celtic Isle, Playa Flamenca raised more than €600 for the charity. Organised by volunteer Belinda Regan, the seven models showed a range of 35 outfits from designer pieces to high street favourites. But… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Fourth charity shop opens

Judging from the photos it looks more like a show room, but this isn't a furniture store, this is the fourth Easy Horse Care Charity Shop, which opened on Monday in a blaze of glory in La Zenia. It is the first shop for the Rescue Centre on the Orihuela Costa… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Designer donation

LOOKING GOOD Boutique in La Zenia has donated a beautiful Maria Coca three piece suite to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, also in La Zenia, will all proceeds going to the charity. The designer outfit retailed at 529€ at the Boutique and owner Louise has… read more...
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November 18, 2012

RESCUE CENTRE’S BUNDLE OF JOY

MUM, DELILAH & BABY DOING WELL This stunning newborn baby boy finally arrived to Delilah at 1.00am in the morning on 17 May, after many weeks of waiting and a very fraught 24 hours for Sue and Rod Weeding who were with Delilah when she gave birth. Problems… read more...
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November 18, 2012

EHCRC needs your help!

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is appealing to all its supporters to help us to open our first charity shop. We have found suitable premisis in Ciudad, Quesada and plan to open on Monday 3rd October. This will help generate the much needed funds to support… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Rescue centre fundraising events

A bumper 420 euros was raised by kind hearted volunteers who gave their day up to pack bags at Iceland to raise funds for the Rescue Centre. Rod and Sue Weeding, founders of the centre would like to say a big thank you to Iceland staff and customers for their… read more...
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November 18, 2012

ABRS Success for Chloe

Chloe, a 17 year old student at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is thrilled to have recently completed her ABRS exams at the centre, which is the only riding school in the Costa Blanca who is a member of the Association of British Riding Schools thereby… read more...
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November 18, 2012

EASY HORSE FEATURES IN SWEDISH MEDIA

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has long been making a name for itself for its horse care and rescuing, not only in Spain, but internationally and has recently been featured in Sweden's biggest women's magazine 'Amelia.' The article features a regular volunteer… read more...
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November 18, 2012

New charity shop for Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre proudly welcomes its fifth charity shop which was officially inaugurated on Friday 2nd November in Guardamar. Situated on the main road through the town, co-founder Sue Weeding opened the store along with Tafetta, the first horse… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Horses left to die saved

TWO horses that were left to starve to death were rescued by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. A third horse was dead when the charity arrived. The Rescue Centre was alerted by two holiday makers who went to the group's La Zenia charity shop and reported… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Fifth charity shop for Easy Horse Care

THE fifth charity shop for Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC)is due to open in just three weeks time. "It is in a prime location on the highstreet of Guardamar next to The Phone Shop," said Easy Horse Care co-founderSue Weeding. "We have a lot of people… read more...
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November 18, 2012

Second centre for EHCRC

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is due to open its second centre very soon. Situated in the stables at Villa Vera, Daya Vieja, this will be a ground-breaking initiative that will combine a riding school with educational teaching and animal welfare… read more...
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November 15, 2012

Fundación Easy Horse Rescue Centre

We are delighted to let you all know that today we signed the deeds for the foundation; we are now officially "Fundación Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre" By being a Spanish national foundation we will no longer be limited to the Comunidad Valenciana and will be… read more...
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November 15, 2012

2012 Fashion show

THE Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Fashion Show at the Celtic Isle, Playa Flamenca raised more than €600 for the charity. Organised by volunteer Belinda Regan, the seven models showed a range of 35 outfits from designer pieces to high street favourites. But… read more...
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November 15, 2012

New charity shop opens

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre has opened its 5th charity shop, this time in a prime location in the heart of Guardamar. "It's a great location on the high street of Guardamar next to The Phone Shop," said EHCRC co-founder Sue Weeding. "We have a lot of people… read more...
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November 15, 2012

2012 Nov Latest Rescue

Update on yesterday's rescue: Dorothea has checked them both over; the little one is indeed blind in one eye due to a puncture wound but for now this eye does not need removing. They are both severely worm infested and have been given wormers; the little one… read more...
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November 04, 2012

Spursuader

Ground-breaking in form and function Spursuader is gentler but no less effective than traditional spurs.Made especially for the sensitive horse, or the rider with the uneducated lower leg, Spursuader provides a kind, persuasive training aid for your horse.The… read more...
December 05, 2011

Weekly Bulletin 5th december 2011

Home Sponsor a horse Events calendar Online shop Message board Hello everyone,Isn’t it amazing how quickly the weeks fly by? Now we’re in to December and are looking forward to seeing many of you here at our third annual Christmas Carol Evening on Tuesday… read more...
December 04, 2011

Weekly Bulletin December 4th

Home Sponsor a horse Events calendar Online shop Message board Hello everyone,Isn’t it amazing how quickly the weeks fly by? Now we’re in to December and are looking forward to seeing many of you here at our third annual Christmas Carol Evening on Tuesday… read more...
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October 24, 2011

An interview with volunteer Justin Jessen

Justin Jessen, 36, from Wiltshire, UK As we are getting so much support from people who live in the UK, we now have a UK representative, Justin Jessen. Justin will co-ordinate fundraising efforts in the UK, take donations on our behalf and promote the work of… read more...
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October 20, 2011

An interview with volunteer Bradley D’Silva

Bradley D’silva, 19 from Torrevieja, AlicanteTell us a bit about yourselfI am studying for a sports degree and currently undergoing my second year in which I have to do work experience. I chose Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre because not only would I be working… read more...
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October 20, 2011

An interview with volunteer Sarah Eldred

Sarah Eldred, 39 from LondonTell us a bit about yourself I work as a Communications Manager at a healthcare regulator in the UK, with experience of national and international politics and communications. Sitting at a computer in London couldn’t be further… read more...
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October 20, 2011

An interview with volunteer Katrina Hemming

Katrina Hemming, 19, from Norfolk, UK Tell us a bit about yourself. Coming from a countryside town where most people hardly ever even left the county, I’ve always known that I wanted to travel and to do something worthwhile with my life. After completing A… read more...
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September 02, 2011

This is happening every day

This is Roma. She is now here at the rescue centre. She has cancer of the frog (foot), an extremely painful condition which, if caught early enough, is treatable. Yet again our surgeon Gasper is coming to the rescue, driving from Barcelona to operate at the… read more...
Horses and donkeys ignored by authority
July 12, 2011

Silent misery, ignored by authorities

The horses and donkeys are ignored by the official authorities who are meant to protect them. read more...
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July 12, 2011

2011-Silent Misery

Silent Misery 2011 The local police that were called out immediately to the scene of the horses and donkeys at San Luis had no interest and ordered the volunteers to leave, however Spanish local TV arrived the next day to televise the situation on its evening… read more...
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March 24, 2011

2011 Shocking abuse in Burriana

We have been asked by a third party to help a herd of horses that are starving, injured and ill whilst a dispute involving their ownership is resolved. The dispute over ownership of the seven surviving horses from an original twelve horses brought over from… read more...
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March 09, 2011

Bronson, a walking miracle

An urgent phone call from the police lead to the rescue of Bronson, a beautiful young Spanish stallion found staggering close to a road in Almoradi back in October of last year.The reason for his lack of balance became clear only after he had collapsed and we… read more...
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February 14, 2011

Pandora, A Winters Tale

We hoped we could save Pandora but sadly this wasn't possible read her story read more...
February 14, 2011

2011 Urgent Appeal "Keeping Faith"

Only last month we reported how well Faith was responding to the stem cell treatment on her injured leg. Now, following x-rays vet Dorthea sadly confirmed that part of her canon bone has died. Without surgery Faith will die. The thought of having to put this… read more...
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November 26, 2010

2010 April - Rescue Five

Horse Rescue Getting Desperate An urgent call from Almoradi police at the weekend led to the rescue of another five horses. Following hot on the heels of the rescues of Samson and Delilah, we've now taken on seven new rescue horses in less than two weeks, and… read more...
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November 18, 2010

3 WISE MEN AND A MULE IN THE STABLE

In true Christmas style the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre had a visit from the three wise men last week who wanted their help with a rescued mule. The men showed up at the Rescue Centre's recent Christmas Carol concert asking for help and immediately Rod and… read more...
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November 18, 2010

Update on shocking horse abuse in Burriana

Time is dragging on for a starving herd of horses who still remain in the same shocking conditions as when Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre were first asked to help over a month ago. Breeder Morgan Jensen, initially brought 12 horses to Spain from the USA in… read more...
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November 18, 2010

The sad story of Pandora

The sad story of Pandora, the unwanted and neglected horse left to starve in a locked plot of land in Crevillente touched many hearts. Sue Weeding, the founder of Easy Horse Care that rescued Pandora and cared for in her last days told us. We have had lots of… read more...
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September 23, 2010

Princess memorial day

On October 9th we are marking the loss of our lovely little Princess with a special memorial day. As Princess ultimately succumbed to the years of neglect and poor treatment she suffered, we thought the best way to remember her would be to gather together a… read more...
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August 25, 2010

2011 Arrest made

Youth arrested for mistreating horses A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for mistreating animals following the discovery of two horses in horrific conditions in a barn in Daya Vieja. Seprona (El Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza de la Guardia Civil)… read more...
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July 15, 2010

2010 Captain Comes Home

Captain comes Home Captain has now been released from Alicante animal hospital and is back at the rescue centre. It was touch and go whether Captain would survive when we found him, but he has proved to be a real fighter. As well as being in a state of near… read more...
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June 23, 2010

Youth arrested

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June 23, 2010

2010 Horses left to starve

This is one of the worst cases of animal cruelty we have ever seen. In an isolated barn on the outskirts of the village of Daya Vieja, two horses were locked away without food or water and left to starve to death.Luckily, someone saw them and called us for… read more...
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April 26, 2010

2009 We lost Hope

One of the hardest things about running the rescue centre is that we are often helpless to save animals from cruelty and neglect. And the death of a donkey in appalling circumstances really brought that helplessness home to us in December 2009. We had been… read more...
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April 26, 2010

Trixe Belle

Between Christmas and New Year, 2009, we were called to collect an apparently abandoned miniature horse, left tied to a tree on a local urbanisation. She'd been there all day without food or water and local residents were worried. She was tethered in a… read more...
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April 26, 2010

Imprisoned horses

For weeks we battled to save a group of horses imprisoned in a filthy, dark shack. It was, without a doubt, one of the worst cases of mistreatment of horses we have witnessed. Seven horses were locked in permanent darkness in conditions so cramped that most… read more...
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April 26, 2010

Some of our rescues

Charity Ginger Luceiro Luna Malibu Moses Palomo Spirit Star Chance Taffeta Zak Princess Magic Hannah Linda May Romeo George Trixie Belle Cookie Gypsy Lady Bronson Faith Sophia Delilah Samson Nelson Napoleon Chulo Jake Pablo Captain Hope Charlie Tommy Blanca… read more...
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April 26, 2010

Los Animales y la ley de Valencia

Click here for English translation Código Penal Artículo 337 Los que maltrataren con ensañamiento e injustificadamente a animales domésticos causándoles la muerte o provocándoles lesiones que produzcan un grave menoscabo físico, serán castigados con la pena… read more...
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April 26, 2010

Horse Rescue

We are regularly contacted about abused, mistreated or neglected horses, ponies or donkeys and we will always do everything we can to help the animals. Our team of dedicated volunteers will investigate cases and where appropriate report the mistreatment to… read more...
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March 01, 2010

Lisbon Marathon

 Lisbon Half Marathon Easy Horse Care supporters Ralph and Debbie Weedon are running the Lisbon half marathon on March 21st to raise funds for the Centre. Ralph is a seasoned marathon runner and Debbie has run a number of half marathons, although not for a… read more...
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February 28, 2010

Imprisoned Horses

Imprisoned Horses - Failed Rescue For weeks we battled to save a group of horses imprisoned in a filthy, dark shack incarcerated in Benijofar. It was, without a doubt, one of the worst cases of mistreatment of horses we have witnessed. But still, it seems, it… read more...
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February 17, 2010

New UK rep for our rescue centre

As we are getting so much support from people who live in the UK, we now have a UK representative, Justin Jessen. Justin will co-ordinate fundraising efforts in the UK, take donations on our behalf and promote the work of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre to… read more...
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January 16, 2010

URGENT APPEAL - we need your help

Is it OK to keep horses like this?Since the story below was published we have managed to meet with the mayor and town hall officials. They have promised to take fast action to end the suffering of these horses. We will keep you updated, but we still need you… read more...
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December 04, 2008

A BIG Thankyou

UPDATE! A BIG thank you to all the people that helped to raise the money that made it possible for Faith to have her operation, and for the money raised towards her first leg from America, with the second leg now being made to enable her to bend her knee.… read more...

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