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.

  • Help us build permanent fences
    Help us build permanent fences

    Our internal fencing deteriorates rapidly in the hot Spanish sun, requiring constant replacement.

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  • Lest we forget animal rights
    Lest we forget animal rights

    Dumped like a piece of rubbish at less than one year old, the baby donkey couldn't be saved.

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  • Friends Forever
    Friends Forever

    Do animals make friends and have long standing relationships? This sweet and sad story of true friendship is to honour two inseparable elderly ladies.

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  • Shocking rescue
    Shocking rescue

    What they found they believe is a little family - mum, a 9 year old tiny little pony and her son, a mule less than a year old.

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  • Meet Bronson
    Meet Bronson

    Bronson was beaten over the head with a hammer, permanently affecting his balance and eyesight. Yet he's the kindest, happiest horse.

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  • Sponsor a horse
    Sponsor a horse

    We rely on your donations to continue our animal welfare work. Sponsor a horse or donkey from just €5 a month (or choose your own currency).

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  • Life goes on
    Life goes on

    This is the story of a very brave little pony called Faith who came to Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in 2010. Well actually it's about three little ponies and a dolphin!

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  • Meet Luceiro
    Meet Luceiro

    Luceiro was locked in a dark stable for months, and his injured eye later had to be surgically removed. Yet he remains a proud and incredibly beautiful horse.

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Fudge

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.

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Prince

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.

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Pee-wee

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.

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Marco

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.

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Solo

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.

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Red & Ruby

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 gradually returned to health.

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Duke

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.

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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 and successfully re-homed her.

Imagine his surprise when two years later he looked out of his window overlooking the Three Crosses in Rojales and saw a lone pony at the top of the hill. Once again he turned to Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre for help.

Co-Founder Sue Weeding and volunteer Miranda immediately responded, taking with them one horse halter, ready to secure the pony and assess the situation. Upon their arrival Dave was anxiously waiting at the bottom of the hill and informed them that now there were two.

Sue and Miranda climbed to the top of the hill, managed to catch the first pony, the second more miniature pony, upon seeing the capture of his friend came out from under the bush where he was hiding and climbed over a small wall, desperate to stay with his friend.

Luckily Miranda was wearing a scarf which she utilised as a horse halter. It was established that there was nobody responsible for the two ponies, the local police were consulted and gave full permission for the ponies to be taken to the centre as neither of them are micro-chipped.

Both were extremely malnourished, the smaller of the two, since named Cruz, had been blinded in one eye with a sharp implement. He had a head collar made of bail twine that had cut deep grooves into his face, due to his malnutrition he is slightly deformed and was so full of worms that he was struggling to breathe as they were pressing on his small lungs.

The larger pony has been named Rocky, due to Sylvester Stallone's performance in the Rocky films running up the steps, similar to the step in Rojales where he led his little friend to freedom, as we must assume that they had escaped from a terrible place. They are now receiving all the medical care, attention and love that they need to aid their recovery.

Rocky 10th April 2017 22 photo Elaine Warnock

Cruz

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.

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Molly

Molly on May 21 2017 4 photo Elaine Warnock

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 named her Molly because she looks very similar to Molly the Pony in America.

Molly in Oct 2016 photo by Koren Helbig

Molly in October 2016 photo by Koren Helbig

Molly on May 21 2017 photo Elaine Warnock

Miracle

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.

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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 daughter’s patio until we could get the necessary paperwork to transport him to the Rescue Centre, where he now lives with all the other miniature horses here and spends most of his time grooming his favourite lady, Taffeta!

THESE RESCUES AND ONGOING CARE CAN ONLY CONTINUE WITH YOUR SUPPORT

Tommy in September 2016

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