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.

Our rescued ponies

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
Charlie on May 21 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock


Rescued: May 18, 2010 Charlie (around 20 years old) moved into the Centre after his English owners could no longer care for him due to the economic climate. He is a former Gymkhana pony. Charlie quickly settled in and became a much loved member of the Pony…
November 10, 2012
Cruz on May 21 2017 - photo by Elaine Warnock


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 on May 21 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock


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.
November 24, 2009
Magic on May 21 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock


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…
October 31, 2011
Miracle a few months after rescue


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
Molly in October 2016 photo by Koren Helbig


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 in November 2016


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. These days, he lives a happy life free of cruelty, and loves playing chasey with his friends.
April 21, 2011


Rescue Date - 10 October 2010 Owned by gypsies and found in Almoradi Nelson aged around 14 was one of four horses, (two of which were minis) left tied to trees all summer with no food, no shelter from the blazing sun and no water. All four horses were…
April 22, 2017
Perlita on April 24 2017 photo Elaine Warnock 3


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.
December 27, 2016
Ruby and Red during their rescue on December 27 2016

Red & Ruby

Found wandering alone on a road by San Javier police, Red had a deformed hoof and Ruby was malnourished and possibly in foal. With love and care, these two miniature ponies are gradually returning to health.
November 14, 2012
Rocky in April 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock


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
Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

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…
May 06, 2017
Solo before his rescue in May 2017


Found abandoned on a piece of wasteland in Cartagena, Solo was seized by police and rescued in conjunction with Andrea's Animal Rescue. His right eye is damaged due to an untreated previous infection but he's a very happy and bright little pony.
November 30, 2008
Taffeta on May 21 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock


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
Tommy with Victor in September 2016


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
Trixie Bell on May 21 2017 - photo Elaine Warnock

Trixie Belle

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…