HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK

HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK

At the end of April Palmera presented her baby to morning volunteers – a huge and amazingly long-legged filly foal. After nail-biting months of waiting and constant worry over Palmera’s laminitis, everyone was so happy to welcome her to ARCH. The day after she was...
MEET THE DUKE

MEET THE DUKE

Our little black stallion is no longer nameless!  ARCH ran a Facebook post asking for suggestions which attracted a great deal of interest and many and various names. In the end the winner was “Duke” (or Duque in Spanish) which suits him perfectly. The little pony has...
MOVING ON

MOVING ON

MOVING ON We try to move our rescues out of the Centre once they are fit and healthy enough, so they can enjoy wider spaces and can get adapted to a “home environment” with a view to a later adoption. It also means we have room to accept more needy animals. Lovely old...
PROGRESS OF A PONY

PROGRESS OF A PONY

Our newest rescue – who is still without a name –is now looking much better. A specialist vet came down from Cordoba to X-ray his grossly overgrown hooves and consult with our vet and farrier so they could be cut back into more of a normal shape. His hooves were...
YEARS OF NEGLECT

YEARS OF NEGLECT

We were alerted to the plight of an apparently severely neglected pony kept in a stable in the hills north of Velez-Malaga. The little chap (in his late teens) had curling overgrown hooves, a matted and filthy coat and there was no sign of food or water in his small...
HELP FOR ZINGARO

HELP FOR ZINGARO

We were fortunate to get an appointment with Christina Dreyer, a specialist in equine physiotherapy and acupuncture who treated Zingaro and gave Elly and Rocio advice on his rehabilitation. Our brave boy seemed to understand that everyone is trying to help him recover...