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.

Our rescued donkeys

Meet the donkeys we've saved from abuse, neglect and abandonment and read their incredible survival stories. You can also meet our rescued horses here and our rescued ponies here.

"Maybe you can't change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save." – Sue Weeding, Easy Horse Care co-founder.

October 23, 2015
Braveheart in Nov 2015 photo Eckhard Strittmatter

Braveheart

Shut inside a grotty chain-link and concrete pen with only rubbish to eat, Braveheart was malnourished when he arrived. A horse rescued from the same property died, but Braveheart is our little survivor.
October 14, 2016
Chocolate Twinkle and Marble Dingo in January 2016

Chocolate Twinkle & Marble Dingo

These two babies were dumped on a roundabout beside a busy road in an absolutely pitiful state. Police held them in a pen for stray dogs until we arrived. With care and kindness, they are maturing into gentle and friendly donkeys.
July 10, 2015
Christiana in November 2015

Christiana

Christiana was found barricaded within a tiny wire enclosure and had to be cut free by police. She had a severe eye infection and painfully overgrown hooves. These days she is an extremely affectionate donkey who loves cuddles.
July 03, 2013
Donkey Oaty on May 21 2017 1 photo Elaine Warnock

Donkey Oaty

Once dressed up in costumes and paraded around as a English riding school’s mascot, Donkey Oaty was abandoned along with several horses when the school went bust. A happy-go-lucky young fellow, Donkey Oaty is now a friend to all, both equine and human.
December 26, 2016
Dulce Dawn on Dec 28 2016

Dulce Dawn

Cruelly hobbled and left to stand alone in torrential rainfall without shelter, Dulce Dawn was a sorry sight. Despite bearing visible scars from her ordeal, she is the kindest and gentlest donkey.
July 07, 2017
Cesar on August 2 2017

Eeyore

Found wandering along a road, it's clear Eeyore suffered a terrible fate at the hands of his former owner. He has bad scars across his nose and a broken tail but, despite all the abuse, remains an incredibly friendly and inquisitive donkey.
November 15, 2014
Franky with Harley in Nov 2016

Franky

Found in a young woman's garden, Franky's left front hoof was turned so completely under and backwards that it was like he was walking on his ankle. After life-saving corrective surgery in Barcelona, Franky can now again walk comfortably.
May 30, 2012
Freddy on May 21 2017 1 photo Elaine Warnock

Freddy

Brought over from the UK by a couple who lacked knowledge, Freddy was skeletal when rescued. As an albino donkey, he's not suited to Spain's hot climate and should have remained in the UK. Nonetheless, he has a happy life with his best friend Manolo the mule.
July 12, 2011
Tonic baby Valentino and Gin photo Cassandra Lindahl

Gin, Tonic & baby Valentino

Gin and Tonic were locked inside a filthy and dark barn and left without food or water. Incredibly, Gin gave birth to a healthy colt named Valentino seven months later. This close-knit little family has an unbreakable bond and still live together today.
March 31, 2015
Lady in November 2016

Lady

Rescued: September 2013 Approx 8/9 years old Lady is a donkey with a tremendous will to live, no-one thought she would survive her ordeal. EHRC were called out by the police to rescue Lady, where she was found near Callosa del Segura, in a near death state.…
October 02, 2016
Minty Monty in November 2016

Minty Monty

Found wandering on a road, Minty Monty was suffering a painful hoof abscess that had likely gone untreated for months. At first very unsociable and frightened, Minty Monty is slowly learning how to be a donkey again in our fields.
July 09, 2009
Romeo in October 2016

Romeo

Romeo was kept alone in an unsheltered ditch by owners who only returned to give him food and water on weekends. The first donkey we ever rescued, Romeo was in a bad way when he arrived but has bounced back and is now a very happy little guy.
April 16, 2013
Sancho Panza in Oct 2016

Sancho Panza

We would like to share with you, this delightful story of our latest donkey rescue here at the centre. It would be wonderful if they were all this easy and involved such lovely people. We were initially contacted by Kate Cammish who is the owner of the craft…