Leo & Louie
We were contacted in July 2013 after a story broke on Facebook about the plight of two horses which were abandoned in the Murcia province. The British owners of a failed riding school could not be contacted about these animals after they had returned to the UK.
We were contacted after a story broke on Facebook about the plight of two horses which were abandoned in the Murcia province.
The British owners of a failed riding school could not be contacted about these animals after they had returned to the UK six months ago.
A local group of Spanish people had taken it upon themselves to try and provide food and water for the two animals but they were rapidly losing weight.
It was through Facebook that a German lady who runs a cat and dog shelter contacted Sue and Rod Weeding at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales. They agreed to take the horses into their care and the animals were brought to the Rescue Centre by a very kind Spanish man who had a horse trailer. They arrived at midnight.
“It was fortunate that these two horses were left outside to fend for themselves,” said Sue Weeding co founder of the EHCRC. “ If they had been abandoned out of sight, locked away in a disused out building or shed, which is the usual scenario, they may never have been found. It is fantastic that these local Spanish people did their best to save these horses and ask for help using a social media website”.
Both horses are about seven years old and look to have been overworked and had a very hard life.
They have been named Leo and Louie.
Louie is partially blind in his left eye due we think to a blow and also and has several facial scars and a hole through the skin of his right nostril.
Leo has damaged tendons normally caused by over work on hard ground.
Both horses are being treated for their injuries and are now in safe hands.