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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Teaching our volunteers

Teaching our volunteers

Elly has been working for some time with little Rio who is fast learner. This week she has also been working with some of our volunteers, giving them an introduction to her training methods. As if she was not kept busy enough at ARCH, she has kindly offered to start...

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Welcome Bonnie and Clyde

Welcome Bonnie and Clyde

  Bonnie and Clyde were also rescued recently.  A diminutive pony mare and a small donkey stallion. Confiscated from their owner whom SEPRONA considers incapable of looking after them, the pair had  been wandering the campo together for several weeks. Fortunately...

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Cavalry to the rescue!

Cavalry to the rescue!

August 10th. We have three new rescues at the Centre who arrived on Saturday evening. They had been roaming loose on waste ground around an area in Malaga and the police had been receiving complaints from residents that they had been in gardens and near roads. They...

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Two wheels to help four hooves!

Two wheels to help four hooves!

  'Cake' John and Ray Bowers will be pushing their pedals for a very impressive 100km in order to raise funds for ARCH on Saturday the 5th of September. Sporting their ARCH t-shirts they visited the Centre on an open Sunday morning to meet the volunteers and the...

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