Read the incredible survival stories of our treasured rescued horses, ponies and donkeys that have sadly since passed away. We feel blessed to have given them a second chance at life here at our rescue centre.
"Maybe you can't change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save." – Sue Weeding, Easy Horse Care co-founder.
March 29, 2014
To-day we had to say goodbye to our wonderful Arisco 11. We had to make this heartbreaking decision to-day as his kidneys were failing. There was nothing that could be done for him and we did not want him to suffer. The first photo was when we rescued him on…
November 19, 2013
Bella was so near death when rescued that she collapsed as we tried to lead her into our horse float. Her psychological rehabilitation has taken years, but she’s finally no longer afraid and loves cuddles and affection.
March 08, 2014
Betty Boop was found at the same place as the 14 Callosa del Segura horses, but the following day after that huge rescue. Police had called our rescue centre to say she had been found tied to a tree with bell twine.
July 12, 2011
Blanca had no food or water and was extremely malnourished when we were alerted to her plight. Her rescue was the catalyst for the discovery and rescue of two other horses and two donkeys. She is a strong-minded girl with a survivor instinct.
October 23, 2015
Shut inside a grotty chain-link and concrete pen with only rubbish to eat, Braveheart was malnourished when he arrived. A horse rescued from the same property died, but Braveheart was our little survivor.
April 22, 2009
Charity, our first rescue donkey, was spotted in a piece of rough ground, tied up with no food or water, very close to our rescue entre, along with a horse and another two donkeys.
April 05, 2010
Rescued on Easter 2010, Cookie was found half bald and covered in mud and faeces, abandoned to die on wasteground. After specialist surgery to correct leg deformations, she lived a healthy and happy life at our centre. She passed away in February 2013.
May 19, 2013
Crystal was once worth a fortune as a broodmare, but her owners stopped feeding her as the Spanish economic crisis hit. At first terribly thin and very antisocial, Crystal grew to love company and wanted to meet absolutely everybody. She is so very missed.
September 24, 2010
Abandoned in 2010, Delilah was so skeletal and sick when rescued that no one suspected she was in foal. A few months later, Delilah gave birth to Harry Trotter, the second foal born at our centre. We were so sad to lose her to colic just two years later.
November 02, 2012
Rescued Dexter was abandoned in Almoradi, he was found wandering on a round-a-bout on a main road by three Spanish brothers. They took him to the police but received no help. They decided to take him to their plot of land in Catral, they hadn't realised that…
January 24, 2013
Dolores arrived tied to the back of a van, which she had been forced to run behind. Traumatised and with a mouth full of painfully rotten teeth, we gently nursed this lovely old mare back to health. She passed away in November 2015.
November 07, 2009
Once a much-loved professional showjumper, George ended up with owners who badly mistreated him, even cutting out his teeth with an angle grinder. We were so happy to have given old George eight years of peaceful retirement in our fields.
March 31, 2015
Golondrina (Goldie for short) came to us with severe laminitis and retracted tendons due to being fed rubbish for years. Thankfully, specialist surgery in Barceona to lengthen her tendons was successful and gave Goldie four years of comfort and ease.
February 09, 2011
Rescue date: 29 October 2010 The Guardia Civil rang the rescue centre to say that there were 3 horses in terrible condition which included not having food or water. Gypsy Lady was the worst one as she was in extremely bad condition. She was kept in a shelter…
December 01, 2009
Hannah is an absolutely beautiful horse. A three day eventer and class A showjumper who has competed all over the world, winning numerous championships, Hannah is not the type of horse you would expect to find at a rescue centre. Hannah came to us not because…
July 17, 2017
Tied to a palm tree and abandoned, Hurricane was rescued in conjunction with Rojales police. With legs badly damaged from overwork, we didn't expect this lovely old horse to live long. But he surprised us all and enjoyed three great years of love and kindness.
July 10, 2013
Little Lady was among five donkeys rescued from the rundown property of a hoarder who’d died alone. Afflicted with severe laminitis caused by neglect, Little Lady can’t walk far. So she potters around our stables, loving free range with her best friend Della.
August 10, 2016
Lily was miraculously born to a mare named Liberty, one of 14 skeletal horses we rescued from an illegal horse dealer. When her mum died just six weeks later, Lily was adopted by Rosie. Sadly, aged two, Lily fell seriously ill and couldn’t be saved.
November 30, 2008
One Sunday morning in January 2009, after a night of torrential rain, we received a call about a horse in distress. When we arrived, we found an old and undernourished horse, lying in cold, wet mud, where apparently she had been all night. We immediately…
March 31, 2015
Lola was found in a horrific state, absolutely skeletal and suffering damaged joints from overwork. Despite her past abuse, Lola was so kind and patient and just so happy to have food. She really appreciated every minute of her time with us.
December 13, 2008
Rescue Date - 5 December 2008 It's every little girls dream to own a pony and every Fathers dream to buy her one. In this case Luna (supposedly only 16 years old) was bought for a 4 year old little girl, where no one in the family had any horse care or…
November 03, 2016
Ma Curly was one of five donkeys rescued from horrendous conditions on the property of a man who’d died alone. We’re so happy we could give her three wonderful years of freedom in our fields with her donkey friends.
June 17, 2016
Malibu was brought over to Spain from England by his owners some years ago, but unfortunately when the Spanish economic crisis hit, they returned home and didn’t take Malibu with them. He passed away in June 2016 after 7.5 happy years with us.
August 17, 2014
Found abandoned beside an orange tree, neglect and infected melanomas had caused Melody to rub her entire tail right off. With love and proper treatment, Melody recovered almost fully from this horrific injury. She passed away in 2016.
November 02, 2012
Musico is not a rescue horse, Sue and Rod got her before they started the rescue centre. 2013 February Musico battled ill health for a long time. Sadly it was time to say goodbye. We will always love Musico and will always have a special place in our hearts.…
October 25, 2015
Left to forage rubbish on a piece of wasteland, New Betty was absolutely skeletal and very weak when she arrived. We gave her food, water and love, but sadly our rescue came too late and New Betty died two days later.
February 11, 2011
Pablo is now quite an old man and has some special needs, as he suffers from sweet itch. Yet he is a lovely, friendly piebald pony. Pablo also comes with a sidekick – his best friend, Paloma!
September 02, 2016
When rescued, Paco had severe facial injuries from being forced to wear a very small head collar for far too long. It later became clear that Paco had arrived with tetanus, a life-threatening illness. We did our best, but he could not be saved.
January 10, 2011
On December 8th we received a phone call here at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre from a couple in Crevillente, they were distressed by the sight of a very thin horse that had collapsed in a locked parcel of land close to where they lived. She had laid there…
April 22, 2017
Perlita (which means "little pearl" in Spanish) was surrendered to us by her ageing Spanish owner, who had become too frail to care for her. Veterinary inspections quickly revealed she'd suffered laminitis in the past, likely caused by an inadequate diet.
October 23, 2009
Rescued: May 16, 2009 Princess was suffering appalling neglect and facing death at the hands of a local butcher when we found her. Kept in a tiny pen with two other miniature ponies and fed on scraps of stale bread and rotting vegetables, Princess was a toy…
November 09, 2012
Rest In Peace Beloved Rhani.
August 05, 2017
Abandoned in a small and rubbish-filled enclosure for weeks, Sebastian bears the scars of years of neglect – the enamel on his teeth has been completely eroded due to being fed so poorly. Luckily, this kind-hearted pony is safe with us now.
March 31, 2015
Rescued 27th April 2014 17 years old Sherrie was found abandoned on a palm plantation, tied up with bailing twine round her legs and neck. She was suffering from severe laminitus, the veins have dried up, and there is no treatment available, as the bones in…
December 04, 2013
Rescued in April 2012, Solvi was suffering a severe eye infection and her eye later had to be surgically removed. Despite her condition, Solvi became a free spirit roaming the rescue centre paddocks. She passed away in December 2013.
October 10, 2010
Pregnant and starving, Sophia was tied to a tree with no food or water, alongside her son and two other skeletal miniature ponies. Despite her condition, Sophia later gave birth to a healthy filly named Katy-Rose. The two still live happily together today.
April 22, 2009
Rescue date - 18 April 2009Star Chance was around 20 years old and extremely emaciated when she came to the Centre but quickly improved due to the love and care of Sue, Rod and all the volunteers. She became a much loved member of the Pony Club where she made…