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 September 2012

Little Miracle when we found her
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Phew, its hot, hot, hot but silly season is nearly over! However, we are still quite a few volunteers down with those who go back to the UK for July and August and those who have friends and family over so if you can give any time to help out at our Rescue Centre in Rojales, either on the open days every Sunday and Wednesday or in the stables, that would be much appreciated! Mention it to your visitors also, maybe they're like to enjoy and experience a bit of a 'working holiday' volunteering with us.... contact Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in the usual ways! But in the meantime, it's business as usual!

Rod and Sue Weeding 

    New arrivals
Nero enjoying his first proper feed
We This month we rescued a mare and a stallion, Macarena, who has now been renamed Maggie-May, and Nero but it was a tale of two halves as we were just too late to save a third horse.
We first heard about the horses when some holiday makers went in to the La Zenia charity shop. They had gone to a riding centre on the Orihuela Costa they had previously visited, to find the horses seriously underweight and skeletal. We acted immediately and went straight to the premises that day where we found several horses that were left there starving.
It seems the livery yard was being rented by the owners of the premises but the business had failed. Many people who had kept their horses there were removing them that weekend as the centre was closed but two horses belonged to the guy running the business and he had simply locked them away and left them, unable to afford to feed them. Another had been left by the owner who had lost interest and hadn't paid any stable fees so again, was left to go hungry. We tracked down the owner of the premises who was equally shocked at what we had found and immediately assisted us in getting the horses out of there. Sadly, as feared, when we returned one of the horses was lying dead in the stable.
Our equine vet Dorothea has checked them both over. The mare will not be able to be ridden for at least a year due to severe muscle wastage and sadly she was still being ridden at the very end as you can see the saddle marks on her. Nero has been castrated and will this week be put outside for the first time in his life and both are on a special diet as they are full of worms and can't be wormed straight away until we build up their strength.

    Successful shops
charity shop QuesadaFollowing the success of the shops in Quesada, La Siesta, Los Montesinos and La Zenia, we are pleased to announce that we are now looking for a second premises to be able to deal with more horses and expand the Rescue Centre. We do also need a few extra volunteers for the Los Montesinos shop so if you can give a few hours a week then please contact Vicky on 636 062 000.
    Faith's grass
Pony ClubOur fundraising is still ongoing to raise money to turf our memorial garden area in preparation for Faith's return at the end of the summer and our latest donation came from our Pony Club member Charlotte. She recently volunteered herself to stay and help out during the open days and raised an impressive 100€!
It's great to see so many young people getting involved and fundraising.
We appreciate every single cent raised and so will Faith when she returns to her lovely grassed area!
    Bus trip
Bus trip to the Easy Horse Rescue CentreLast month saw our first ever coach load of visitors as we arranged a bus trip for people to visit the centre.
It seems everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time as we explained the history of the centre and the work we do and introduced our residents to the visitors.
We hope it will be the first coach trip of many.
    Pony Club success
Margaret and Karen who are qualified BHS AI riding instructors, have been working with our Pony Club. The summer has been very busy and the team has been working with some of the children to achieve their first riding qualifications. Karen says, “We are glad to say that the 5 pony club members who took their Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) exams have all passed. One of the members is 7 and she passed her first equitation exam. Another member who is 10 passed her first 3 equitation exams to level C and A+B stable management. Many of our members are now working for their next exams. We also have a special summer award for Amelia for the most improved and helpful pony club member. She has helped the instructors and the other younger pony club members and she received an Easy Horse Rescue Centre Rosette.”
TheThursday pony club run by Bradley also received some awards. Jo was awarded best yard supervisor; Millie was best groom; Seisha had the most positive attitude towards the horses; Jess most improved in horse knowledge; Laura Equine assistant; Ellie best horse handler; Molly best newcomer and Aja was the best pony club all rounder.
All of us at EHC wish to thank all the parents and family members for taking a big interest in the pony club and also for the lollies and cakes and we are hoping to arrange a horse fun day. We will let you know when we have the dates arranged.
    Future events
We are pleased to welcome David as an Easy Horse Care volunteer who is really spearheading our fundraising campaign. A number of events have been organised and confirmed already for September and October.
August 29th - Quiz with a difference at Daya Neuva, Community Centre.
September 6th - Race Night at Morgan's Bar, Eagles Nest
September 7th - Charity Auction at El Agar (Time To Change), Los Alcazares.
September 19th - Race Night at Kenzs Bar, San Luis.
September 29th - Dinner and Entertainment Night at El Mirador, El Galan, Tickets on sale soon.
October 1st - Race Night at the Flying Farmers  La Zenia.
October 24th - Fashion Show at Celtic Isle, Playa Flamenca. This is being run by Ladies at Lunch and the Shops.

Anyone interested in any of the above events or would like to organise an event themselves on behalf of Easy Horse Care can contact David by emailing: admin@easyhorsecare.net
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.

The Rescue Centre is continuing with its open days every Sunday and Wednesday from 1-4pm where you can see the horses for yourself and find out more about the work they do.

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