horses & donkeys
Down on our yard just outside Málaga we not only provide respite and rehabilitation for every animal we rescue from suffering, but also seek to promote the concept of proper equine care and educate the local public as to the importance of humane equine treatment.
Most of our rescued horses and donkeys arrive with injuries, both physical and psychological. We never cease to be amazed and horrified by man’s capacity for cruelty.
In many cases it is due to negligence and a lack of education on the part of their owners that these beautiful animals have found themselves without love, respect and the quality of life that every living being deserves.
Several of the ponies we have taken in are blind through being shut in dark stables. Many horses and donkeys are found starving, one leg restrained by a rope giving them little opportunity to graze and exercise. Most show remarkable powers of recovery and forgiveness, and it is due to the care and patience of our volunteers that they can be rehabilitated and happily re-homed.
Those who adopt our animals also deserve a big vote of thanks for giving a forever home to our beautiful equines.
Horses and Donkeys Looking For Adoption, Fostering or Sponsorship
Almost all the horses and donkeys who come to our sanctuary seek loving new forever homes with people who can give them the love and the life they deserve.
Below, our list of residents details each animal in need of your help. Scroll down to find out more about the horses and donkeys who thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, supporters and sponsors of A.R.C.H., are rehabilitated and ready for a fresh start.
What is the difference between adopting and fostering?
ADOPTION – this means that you will become the new owner of the horse or donkey and be fully responsible for its care and will provide it with a “forever” home.
FOSTERING – horses and donkeys that are fostered are still owned by ARCH, but a temporary home is provided to the animal whilst we seek to find a suitable adoption option. ARCH continues to be responsible for vet care, farrier and feed costs.
Hermoso - Yearly Colt - Mother chestnut colour, father unknown. Hermoso came to Arch just over a year ago with his mother Luna, Hermoso was so weak he could hardly stand up. After many months of TLC good diet and our vet Rocia treating him for worms and checking him...read more
ESTRELLA HER STORY - The elderly owner of this beautiful chestnut mare had already been found guilty on two counts of animal cruelty. Allegedly suffering from the onset of dementia he punished Estrella by tying her up in a field with no food or water. In her...read more
Estrella : is now officially up for adoption! this lovely mare loves people and has been given the ok for hacking and light work (due to leg injury) , she's a real pleasure to ride and only 7 years old. Please contact Hannah from re-homing for more details on...read more
DANUBIO - Very handsome Gentleman (gelding)in his earlier 20s, has found his forever home with a lovely lady Danielle from Coin. Danielle and her family have over the years adopted a few of our horses/ponies, beginning in 2015 Danielle adopted Sofia and then one year...read more
CHURRI ... Came to Arch after being left tied up 24 hours a day in the sun with very little food and water... Churri has now gone to her forever home in Coin with a lovely lady Els... Churri has settled in very well. More photos...read more
Bailadora and Askara Both of these lovely mares have now moved to Sweden to they forever home With a lovely lady called Sophie.Bailadora came to ARCH in a poor condition her feet were long and her coat dull . Bailadora was not trusting at all, after many months of...read more
Harry is a 20 year young gelding, Harry loves to be ridden he really enjoys schooling and hacking out. He is a little pushy on the ground but after a couple of months of re schooling Harry has improved so much with his manners, he is now ready to be re-homed. Contact...read more
Askara needed a huge operation on her nose so she could have a chance at a better future. This rescued mare had an gaping hole in the front of her face that required urgent surgery before the summer flies arrive. Askara had her operation and her nose has healed...read more
About our Sanctuary
ARCH comprises a group of international equine enthusiasts dedicated to the welfare and protection of horses and donkeys. Each year we rescue, rehabilitate and re home animals brought to our facility.