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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Napoleon

Napoleon on May 21 2017 photo Elaine Warnock

Rescued: October 10, 2010

When we first heard about Napoleon, he was being used to pull a cart that was far too heavy for such a small pony. His owners used to bash him over the head with a lump of wood if he didn’t gallop as fast as they wanted.

We got the Almoradi police involved, but Napoleon’s owners began moving him every night to avoid us.

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Finally, six months later, police called us out to rescue two little minis. Officers told us to hurry as it was a dangerous situation and we needed to get the ponies out quickly before their owners returned. To our amazement, we saw that one pony was Napoleon – the very mini we had tried to save earlier in the year.

We found Napoleon in an absolutely horrendous state of starvation. He was tied to a thorn bush beside another pony named Nelson, while nearby two were two more horses named Sophia and Jacob. All four had no food, water or shelter. They were covered with ticks and fleas. A thorn had actually gone into Nelson’s eye and it had just dried up like a prune – we later had to surgically remove it.

Napoleon on May 21 2017 photog Elaine Warnock

We were able to rescue all four of these equines and bring them back to our centre, where they finally began receiving proper care. We actually kept them hidden for six months because we feared for their safety.

Napoleon is now fabulous – a little overweight but fabulous. He has really beautiful bright blue eyes and loves playing chasey with his best friend Cruz. Together, they belt around the paddock, playing all day, often at a flat out gallop!

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Napoleon with Cruz in November 2016
Napoleon with his best friend, Cruz.

As a non-profit foundation staffed almost entirely by volunteers, we rely on your donations to continue our work to save ponies like Napoleon, and to cover their ongoing feeding and care costs. Find out how you can help here.

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