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.

  • Help us build permanent fences
    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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Marco

Marco on July 28 2017

Rescued: July 17, 2017

Marco truly is so very lucky to be alive. Rod was called out by Almoradí police to collect this young man, who was lying in the streets without a headcollar on or any kind of identification.

Back here at our centre, he was up and down, showing signs of severe colic. Our equine veterinarian Dorothea Dudli von Dewitz just knew something wasn't quite right, that his intestines weren't working as they should be.

Then, at about 10.30pm the night after his rescue, when Sue went down to do the last nightly check as usual, she found an enormous plastic bag in his manure. We just could not believe it. We obviously caught him just in time, as he almost certainly would have died without our intervention.

The plastic bag Marco passed in July 2017

Sadly, that wasn't the end of Marco's troubles. He arrived with severe and infected wounds on his back caused by a very badly fiiting cart harness. X-rays soon revealed that – thankfully – no bone shards had broken off his spine, as we feared. So although a lot of damage has been done, we are confident he will heal with time.

Marcos back in August 2017

We suspect this was why Marco was dumped in the street, as he would have been in extreme pain so there's no way they could have put a harness on and made him pull anything.

Marco was actually only about 5 years old when rescued, but looks like an old horse. He was worked into the ground and must have just been pounding the streets constantly. Poor little fellow. He can never be worked again and will now be granted a very early and permanent retirement here at our centre, as he so very much deserves.

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

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