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
    Lest we forget animal rights

    Dumped like a piece of rubbish at less than one year old, the baby donkey couldn't be saved.

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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

    Bronson was beaten over the head with a hammer, permanently affecting his balance and eyesight. Yet he's the kindest, happiest horse.

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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

    This is the story of a very brave little pony called Faith who came to Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in 2010. Well actually it's about three little ponies and a dolphin!

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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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Beauty

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Rescued: March 8, 2018

Beauty was found in the worst possible circumstances, literally being beaten by a group of thugs. Rescued by San Javier police, it was clear this skeletal and scarred old girl had suffered a lifetime of abuse.

Although police in our local area are increasingly trying hard to protect animals, they simply don’t have any official facilities to house large seized animals. Officers temporarily brought the old mare to a municipal vehicle depot, but they obviously couldn't keep her there.

Beauty just before her rescue

Our centre was the only option for her – without us, she would simply have been put to sleep. How on earth could we have said “no” to saving this poor old soul? We decided to name her Beauty, because she’s surely never been told that she’s beautiful.

Aged at least 20 when rescued, Beauty had numerous severe health conditions. Horrendous spinal scars across her back were likely caused by an ill-fitting saddle and her spine is deformed, indicating she was ridden very hard from a very young age. 

Her suspensory ligaments had also lost their elasticity and were slowly collapsing down. Beauty urgently needed to have her feet trimmed and will probably need lifelong specialist shoes to relieve her old legs.

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Despite her health issues, Beauty quickly settled in at our centre. She was at first rather nervous around people, but quickly grew in confidence and began to look brighter.

As she grew stronger, we introduced her to Tamarisk, another broken down and skeletal mare we rescued just a month before Beauty. The two were stabled side-by-side as they gained crucial weight, and quickly became the best of friends.

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By April 2018, it was time to turn Beauty and Tamarisk out for the first time. We chose a small field to help protect Beauty's weak suspensory ligaments, but one with plenty of sandy dirt so they could enjoy a good roll. It was a complete success! The two mares now enjoy an outdoor life during the day and go back into our stables for the night.

We're so happy the nightmare is over for old Beauty. She'll now have a quiet retirement – we call her our centre’s official grandma – and will spend the rest of her life surrounded by love and care. 

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

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