Meet the ponies we've saved from abuse, neglect and abandonment and read their incredible survival stories. You can also meet our rescued horses here and our rescued donkeys here.
"Maybe you can't change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save." – Sue Weeding, Easy Horse Care co-founder.
May 18, 2010
Once a much-loved gymkhana pony, Charlie was brought to Spain from the UK then given away when his young rider grew up. He suffers from Cushing’s disease and struggles in Spain’s heat, yet still manages to live a happy life with his best friend Lucky.
November 10, 2012
Cruz had gouges across his face caused by bailing twine his owners had used as a halter. He lost an eye, but under our care Cruz’s misshapen face healed and he’s grown into the most beautiful miniature pony.
July 25, 2016
Duke was found wandering near Almoradí's communal swimming pool and sports centre and, because he wasn't microchipped, we had no way of finding his owner. We were extremely impressed by the swift action of local police with this case.
September 21, 2017
Fudge has been one of our most difficult cases yet. Extremely malnourished, almost blind and with a very wobbly gait likely caused by abuse, Fudge survived so much before his rescue. Despite all that, he's an incredibly sweet pony and we love him to bits.
November 24, 2009
Rescued: May 16, 2009 Magic was suffering appalling neglect and facing death at the hands of a local butcher when we found her. Kept in a tiny pen with two other miniature ponies and fed on scraps of stale bread and rotting vegetables, Magic was used as a toy…
July 17, 2017
Found lying in the streets without any kind of identification, Marco bore the terrible scars of an ill-fitting harness. He also shockingly passed an entire plastic bag shortly after arriving at our rescue centre. He is so very lucky to be alive.
October 31, 2011
It’s truly a miracle that Miracle survived – hence the name. He was tiny, barely three months old, and without his mother. We brought up this sick little foal on mare’s formula and he survived despite the odds.
July 19, 2012
Rescued: July 19, 2012 We were contacted by the Oriheula dog pound to say that they had a pony that had been left there by the police and that she was taking up the space of 5/6 dogs. They asked us if we could help by having her and of course we said yes. We…
October 10, 2010
Napoleon had been used to pull a cart that was far too heavy for him, and was often hit over the head with a lump of wood. Rescued along with Nelson, Sophia and Jacob, he now lives a happy life free of cruelty and loves playing chasey with his friends.
October 10, 2010
Nelson was in a dreadful state when rescued along with Napoleon, Sophia and Jacob. His right eye, pierced by a thorn and left untreated, sadly couldn't be saved. Happily, though, Nelson recovered and found a girlfriend: little Magic, who also has only one eye!
July 27, 2017
Tied to a tree and abandoned, Pee-wee was in a truly awful state. Skeletal, bleeding from the penis and with a mouth infection, rotten teeth and an eye tumour, it's clear this little fellow is a fighter. We will do our best to bring him back to health.
April 22, 2017
Perlita (which means "little pearl" in Spanish) was surrendered to us by her ageing Spanish owner, who had become too frail to care for her. Veterinary inspections quickly revealed she'd suffered laminitis in the past, likely caused by an inadequate diet.
August 19, 2017
Found wandering the streets by Almoradí police, Prince has previously suffered a severe blow to his eye. He also can't lock his "knees" (stifles) in the usual way, so they are slowly breaking down. But little by little, he is learning to trust again.
December 27, 2016
Found wandering alone on a road by San Javier police, Red had a deformed hoof and Ruby was malnourished and with a bloated belly full of worms. With love and care, these two miniature ponies are gradually returning to health.
November 14, 2012
Rescued: November 14, 2012 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…
September 27, 2010
September 27th, 2010 Two new horses arrived at the rescue centre last week - both had been abandoned. The first was a tiny miniature, our smallest rescue horse so far. Abandoned in Callosa found wandering the streets, he was taken to a local cat and dog…
August 05, 2017
Abandoned in a small and rubbish-filled enclosure for weeks, Sebastian bears the scars of years of neglect – the enamel on his teeth has been completely eroded due to being fed so poorly. Luckily, this kind-hearted pony is safe with us now.
May 06, 2017
SUCCESSFULLY ADOPTED! Found abandoned on a piece of Cartagena wasteland, Solo is almost blind in one eye due to an untreated previous infection. But he's a very happy miniature pony, with a lovely temperament, and now lives as a companion to an older horse.
November 30, 2008
Rescue date – 22 October 2008 Taffeta is an 11 year old miniature pony. When we rescued her she was so thin that her hip bones had broken through her skin from lying down. Infection set in and she had gaping holes in both sides exposing the bones. She had to…
September 02, 2011
Rescue date - 17th June 2011 Tommy was tethered with no food or water, and savaged by a dog before a kind pensioner called Patricia rescued him near Gandia, Tommy was bought from gypsies for €250 of her savings. He then had to live for 2 weeks on Patricia’s…
June 16, 2010
Rescue date: December 28, 2009 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…