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.
If you would like to support our residents through sponsorship please contact through email or telephone.
he always was a lovely little man. He is missed by Hannah as they used to go hacking around the mountains a couple of times a week. (with a saddle and bridle). He loved being riden without as well as you can see. After all he had been through he was so trusting and...read more
Fabuloso and Lucero (Up Date)….Our old gentleman Lucero has joined our other oldie Fabuloso in the campo where he will be loved and spoiled by ARCH supporter Tina Roscoe. Both boys deserve a happy summer after the abuse and neglect they have suffered.
We have an up date on one of our Horses that was adopted to the UK a few years ago. This amazing little horse was on her way to the slaughterhouse when Arch took her in. This is "Sausage" competing at The Royal Windsor Horse Show. From the threat of the...read more
(LUCERO) (Now in Foster Home)What a day at the ARCH Horse Rescue Centre brings. 23rd April 2019.Alerted by SEPRONA in Almería
(LUCERO) What a day at the ARCH Horse Rescue Centre brings. Alerted by SEPRONA in Almería and some information from a local vet, a quick team decision was made to take in the horse in question. From there on it was all go to liaise with the authorities, get...read more
the two lastest additions to the ARCH family: the superbly named 'Juanita Banana' and her mum, 'Pastora'. Soon there will be a third generation, as JB is expecting ❣ Come and say hello any Sunday morning or during the ARCH Spring Festival on 20 April.read more
Soli is a well handled gelding and is an uncomplicated ride he was born in 2001. Soli is 15.2 / 157cm he's looking for his forever home and although he still needs to put on some more weight he is working most days short periods of time and is getting stronger and...read more
The ARCH Spring Festival at the ARCH Rescue Centre will have a number of stalls with a variety of goods and services. One of them will be with all the wonderful animal paintings by Susana Becerra. Whether you are loking for a present, or wish to commission a portrait...read more
PEANUT - 17years young. Peanut was shut in a stable for 7years and just given bread to eat before he came to Arch. His hoofs were so long he couldn't walk, Peanut has over the last couple of years with Arch, had his hoofs correctly maintained...read more
Ambra - 8years old - mare not ridden, in training now. Really friendly loving mare, approx 157cm. Available for adoption now. Please contact Hannah for more details: 662 026 300. Quicklinks ARCH-Shop Current Rescues How you can Help NewsContact T: (+34) 656 935 613E:...read more
Rihannas story ARCH were alerted to Rihannas plight by the owner of a small dog rescue centre in Granada province. Marisa told us of a bay mare who was in great pain from apparent laminitis and needed urgent help. Seprona were involved and the Agricultural Offices as...read more
Soli is a well handled gelding and is an uncomplicated ride he was born in 2001. Soli is 15.2 / 157cm he's looking for his forever home and although he still needs to put on alot of weight he is working most days short periods of time and is getting stronger and...read more
Alegria - looking for her forever home she's 2 and half years old and currently standing at 146cm , she is a very sweet mare and would be a lovely project for the right person. Contact Hannah : 662 026 300 for more details. About our Sanctuary...read more
Farrier Harwill says goodbye to blind donkey Rosie as he prepares to leave Spain. Thank you Harwill for your generous support of Arch, you will be missed. We wish you every success with your next chapter........ About our Sanctuary ARCH comprises a group of...read more
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....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