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.

Newsletter June 2012

Little Miracle when we found her
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Summer is here, the temperatures are rising, but that doesn't stop us here at Easy Horse Care, whatever the weather we have to attend to our horses and the many daily challenges they bring....

Rod and Sue Weeding 

    UK students walk for Easy Horse Care
UK Students Walk For Easy Horse Care
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 in Norwich walked the Angles Way – which stretches for about 50 miles between Thetford and Great Yarmouth. They were inspired after hearing about the work we do at the Centre and seeing photos of the abuse and state of some of the horses they have rescued. Seven girls, all studying Diploma of Horse Management Studies took part but 3 of them are taking their commitment even further and are coming over to Spain. Claire Locksmith, Nikita Mason and Emily Purnell are flying here in the summer to volunteer their time and spend 2 weeks at Easy Horse Care to personally hand over their monies raised and to find out first hand the work we do and how the money they raise will be spent.

Fellow fundraiser, Jess Cutler told their local newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press, “We are all really passionate about horses from doing our course and our tutor got us in touch with the charity. Once we had all seen the photos of some of the horses we were all very distressed by what we saw.”

The 13 hour dawn until dusk walk started at 6am they had beautiful weather until around 7pm when the heavens opened! The students have now decided to keep collecting until they finish college in June when Claire, Nikita and Emily will travel here. Their trip and experience's here will be featured in Pony magazine, the UK's leading horse and pony magazine for teenagers who have just done a double page spread on Easy Horse Care in their latest edition which can be viewed on their website www.ponymag.com.
    Faith's new leg
Faith's new leg
April was also a very exciting time for Faith as her new leg finally arrived from the USA as we mentioned in last month's newsletter.

We took the leg up to her at the clinic in Barcelona and the veterinary team say things are progressing very well and she is quickly adapting to the new leg which will now allow Faith to bend her leg.

As we took the leg up to Faith, we also took Cookie who was due for her check up with the clinic and surprised Faith by reuniting her with her little friend! Following the visit we were informed that 6 major equestrian surgeons and farriers from all over the globe are coming together and they will be talking about Faith and Cookie's success.
    Brian's darts marathon
Brian's darts marathonOn 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 ran a raffle alongside Brian's magnificent darts effort to help raise the money and at the start of the month Brian visited us to hand over the much appreciated money.

It is not the first time Brian has done such an achievement as 2 years ago he took part in a sponsored event for Paul Cunningham Nurses with a whole darts team, but this time he went solo. He told us, “My sister looks after horses in the UK and has a riding school for the disabled and when I saw all the information about Faith I thought I wanted to do something for the Centre.”
    Melanoma watch
Melanoma watchMany grey horses develop melanomas as they get older, this is no exception at the Rescue Centre so we have been checking all our horses and treating them accordingly. Here you can see Sue applying D-itch to Captain’s melanomas; around and on his tail. This will help sooth the sore spots and will additionally keep flies and other insects at bay.
Don't forget Easy Horse Care began life as a tack shop for horse owners here in Spain and still supplies so if you have any horsey related issues or questions or need creams or specific items do get in touch. We have a wide range of suppliers.
    STOP PRES!!!
As we go to print our newsletter we have news that our fourth, yes fourth charity shop is about to open! The new La Zenia store is the largest to date and is already full of furniture items, bric a brac and clothes for sale. The shop officially opens on Monday 11th June at 10am and if anyone has anything to donate or is able to volunteer a few hours of their time, contact manager Vicky on 636 062 000.
For more information on the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre call Sue on 652 021 980 or email rescue@easyhorsecare.net and don't forget to follow us on facebook and check out Faith's new facebook page where she will be chatting to Molly the Pony in America.
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