FABULOUS FOSTERERS

FABULOUS FOSTERERS

It takes a special kind of horse lover to offer a home to one of our elderly rescues, knowing that their time will be limited. Sarah and David from Coin are two of these special people. Last year they took in 30-year-old Murana as a companion to their much-loved and...

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A SAD STORY

A SAD STORY

When you think you have seen it all, another rescue comes along to shock even the most hardened of our volunteers.  ARCH had been contacted by a mother from east of Malaga, whose son had fallen in love with an apparently abandoned pony near their house. They had been...

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SLOWLY, SLOWLY …….

SLOWLY, SLOWLY …….

 ….. an update on some of our recent rescues. The two mares and the filly foal rescued from starvation are doing well. They are gaining weight and confidence. The older mare, Bandolera, is now friendlier and easier to handle, the smaller one, Bella, is still wary but...

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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

It would seem that the miracle we were hoping for has happened and Angelica is on the road to recovery, thanks to the veterinary expertise of Rocio and the devoted nursing of Elly. This young mare has patiently endured painful treatment to drain the deep-seated...

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R.I.P. VALIENTE

R.I.P. VALIENTE

Recently we received the sad news that our little Valiente had died after a severe bout of colic. The story of Hope and Valiente touched many hearts. These two young Welsh ponies - still only babies - had been confined in cramped and dark conditions for a long time....

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NEW LIVES

NEW LIVES

Saving our rescues from abuse, neglect or abandonment is only part of the picture. There are often months of rehabilitation and then there is the task of finding them new lives. Recently some of the ARCH team met two of our ponies who were taking part in an Agility...

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HOPING FOR A MIRACLE

HOPING FOR A MIRACLE

ARCH were contacted by police in Malaga who had had a report of an abandoned horse in the mountains. Walkers in a remote area had come across an obviously badly-injured mare. We managed to access the area with a trailer (no easy task given the terrain) and with great...

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SAVED FROM STARVATION – UPDATE

SAVED FROM STARVATION – UPDATE

SAVED FROM STARVATION - UPDATE The ARCH team would like to say a heartfelt Thank You to everyone who has donated to our appeal for these horses. The response has been amazing and, with your help, we can work towards giving them a good life. They have been with us for...

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Saved from Starvation

Saved from Starvation

Over the years the ARCH team have been on some hairy rescue missions but our latest was one of the most memorable! We had been urgently alerted by city police to several horses in a very bad state, who had been searching for food in rubbish bins. Getting access to...

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Pretty Palmera

Pretty Palmera

Palmera is the first of a number of new rescues at the Centre. Our “quieter” time was, as we suspected, short lived. This 16-year-old PRE mare was subject to a “no movement” order and the man who had her was caught trying to smuggle her from Spain into Portugal. The...

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Sunday sunshine

Sunday sunshine

Our Sunday volunteers enjoy showing visitors round the Centre and it is always heart-warming to get positive feedback. We recently the following review: "We had a wonderful Sunday morning visit with our family. The volunteer staff made us feel so welcome, taking time...

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Meet our new Mascot!

Meet our new Mascot!

We have a new family member! The ARCH team have unanimously decided that little Bonnie should stay at the rescue centre. This diminutive little mare – whose registered name turned out to be Bimba – cannot be ridden because of a problem with one of her back legs, but...

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Latest news (August)

Latest news (August)

It's quieter at the Centre (for the moment, we don't expect it will last!) as we have seen a few departures recently.  Our lovely Snowy, who has been with us for many months will be missed by our volunteers (here Sheila is saying goodbye to our lovely boy). After his...

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