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.

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    Help us build permanent fences

    Our internal fencing deteriorates rapidly in the hot Spanish sun, requiring constant replacement.

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    Lest we forget animal rights

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  • Friends Forever
    Friends Forever

    Do animals make friends and have long standing relationships? This sweet and sad story of true friendship is to honour two inseparable elderly ladies.

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  • Shocking rescue
    Shocking rescue

    What they found they believe is a little family - mum, a 9 year old tiny little pony and her son, a mule less than a year old.

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  • Meet Bronson
    Meet Bronson

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  • Sponsor a horse
    Sponsor a horse

    We rely on your donations to continue our animal welfare work. Sponsor a horse or donkey from just €5 a month (or choose your own currency).

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  • Life goes on
    Life goes on

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  • Meet Luceiro
    Meet Luceiro

    Luceiro was locked in a dark stable for months, and his injured eye later had to be surgically removed. Yet he remains a proud and incredibly beautiful horse.

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Paloma

Paloma and Pablo in Nov 2015 photo by Eckhard Strittmatter

Rescued: January 7, 2009

Paloma was once an expensive riding horse, trained in Spanish dressage for competitions. But both Paloma and his young English rider lost their confidence after a riding accident, which left the then 10-year-old gelding with only 10 per cent vision in his right eye.

After the accident, Paloma spent much of his time alone in his owners’ garden – not an ideal life for a herd animal. Eventually, they asked if we would take Paloma, allowing him to rebuild his confidence around other horses.

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Paloma settled in well, but his life really began to look up in February 2011, when a piebald pony named Pablo arrived at our rescue centre. This unlikely pair immediately hit it off and have been the best of friends ever since. They are quite literally never apart and will remain that way for life – we will only adopt the two together, to a home where they will remain together.

Incredibly, the bond between Pablo and Paloma is so strong that when Pablo fell very ill in 2016, Paloma spent many hours waiting and watching at his field fence for his friend’s return, and they often called out to each other. What amazing animals – they deserve to be together forever.

Pablo and Paloma on May 1 2017 photo Elaine Warnock

A couple of years after Pablo’s arrival, we decided to surgically remove Paloma’s damaged eye. As often happens with cases like this, the eye would regularly weep and become sore, causing Paloma unnecessary pain. Now one-eyed, Paloma is much more comfortable and happy in himself.

Paloma requires a soft and gentle approach. He was ridden lightly during his first few years at the rescue centre, but had a reputation for throwing people off as he does buck quite fiercely. Now advancing in age, he would suit being a companion horse only. He is quiet and friendly to handle on the ground.

Paloma 26th March 2017 photo Elaine Warnock

Interested in giving Paloma and Pablo their 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 equines like Paloma and Pablo and to cover their ongoing feeding and care costs. Find out how you can help here. 

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