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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Minty Monty

Minty Monty in November 2016

Rescued: October 2, 2016

Early one Sunday morning, we were called out by Los Montosinos police to rescue a donkey found wandering near a road – right before our monthly public open day, no less. The joys of being on call 24 hours a day!

We immediately noticed this donkey was quite lame on his right foot. Our farrier soon found a nasty hoof abscess, which had likely been giving him grief for quite awhile. Luckily, it cleared up very quickly with proper treatment.

We nicknamed this donkey Minty because he loves Minty horse treats, they're his absolute favourite thing. We later held a competition to officially name him and Monty was drawn out of the hat. So Minty Monty he became.

Minty was quite a handful when he arrived but quickly calmed down after being castrated and is now the nicest, friendliest, gentlest little donkey you could imagine.

Minty Monty and Sue Weeding in November 2016

It took him several months to settle into our fields and we suspect that, as a stallion, Minty was boxed alone in a closed stall for his whole life and never learned how to cope outside. Here in Spain, stallions are often shut away alone in filthy places. It really is a horrendous life for them.

After castration, we introduced Minty to our donkey field but he was a bit of a victim and didn't seem to know how to fit in. The other donkeys were bullying poor Minty, so brought him back into our stable yard and he picked his own stable – the closed in box that looks out over a wall, without a view down the pathway to his neighbours. He seemed to like his privacy and was scared of the other horses and donkeys.

Eventually, we put him out with Akim and Bronte, two huge horses that hate their own kind but somehow love donkeys.

Minty also shares the field with Frankie the donkey, a very kind and gentle soul who is gradually teaching Minty how to be a donkey again. It truly is a heartwarming transition to witness.

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

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