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.

Conker

Conker in May 2016 photo Koren Helbig

Rescued: April 20, 2015

Conker was found tied to a barrier right beside the blaring AP-7 motorway near San Javier. We will never know how he got there or how many cars passed him by before a kind citizen reported this strange scene to the police.

His case landed on the desk of a kind policewoman who has been involved in many of our rescues across the Murcia area so, naturally, she immediately called us in.

Conker before his rescue in April 2015 2

When he arrived at our centre, Conker was in poor condition and extremely nervous about everything. He was skittish even when we tried to groom him and very head shy, indicating he’d been bashed about in the past. Unfortunately, as he did not have an identification chip, we will never be able to pinpoint his former owner.

Little by little, we worked with Conker to build his confidence and trust in humans once more. Like so many others here at our rescue centre, once Conker learned that he was not going to be hit or starved, his true personality began to shine through.

Conker in May 2015 turned out for the first time

Conker is a very bright young man – believed to be aged about nine when rescued – and has really grown into himself to become quite strong and muscular.

But introducing Conker to our fields proved a challenge, as it turns out he’s a bit of a bully! A lot of the horses, even the bigger ones, are a little frightened of him – aside from Louie, that is, who’s a great big horse himself. Nonetheless, wherever we put him, Conker always tries to assert himself as head honcho.

Diplomat and Conker going head to head in June 2016 2

These days, Conker is an affectionate and friendly pony, though still prone to nervousness and anxiousness if not handled gently.

He is available for adoption as a riding pony but, as he’s quite headstrong, he definitely needs an experienced rider and most certainly is not a child’s pony. Please bear in mind that Conker only stands at about 12hh, so he is too small to bear the weight of a tall adult rider and would better suit someone of slender build who is under about 150cm tall.

Open day visitors with Conker

Interested in giving Conker his new forever home? Please visit our adoption page to begin your application.

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

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