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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Sponsoring Senador

Sponsoring Senador

Senador is seeking sponsorship!! No, he’s not running a 5k to raise funds for ARCH, it’s not that kind of sponsorship. The vast majority of the horses that come into our care are able to be fully rehabilitated and find wonderful new homes. It’s an unfortunate fact...

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A new life for Libby

A new life for Libby

"At two years old and almost completely untrained, Libby needed to mature somewhere that could give her more space and interaction with other equines than we could offer her at the Centre. Physically she was coming on well, thanks to the special food kindly supplied...

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Happy ARCHversary Elly!

Happy ARCHversary Elly!

It's been a whole year since the wonderful Elly Brooks joined us and became a vital part of our team. She manages the yard and is head of rehabilitation and rehoming for our rescues. Her expertise, dedication, team spirit and sense of humour have made a huge impact...

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Dusty’s progress

Dusty’s progress

Dusty was one of three ponies rescued from appalling conditions in Valle de Algaidas north of Malaga. She was rehomed a few months ago at Los Prados, a local livery stables. They have just sent us the following report on her progress there. "Just a little progress...

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Come and Join Our Team!

Come and Join Our Team!

We are always happy to welcome new volunteers into the ARCH family. Members of our team come in all shapes, sizes and ages (our youngest is in her teens, our oldest in his eighties). And we have many different nationalities on our list too. We all share a passion and...

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On the box

On the box

The local TV station came to film a short piece on ARCH recently to find out how we had been managing during the strict lock down. We have been extremely fortunate to have had such dedicated core volunteers as access was very restricted and they were often asked to...

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

And here we have ....... MERCEDES! Our donkey matriarche was 24 years old on June 1st. Mercedes came from a trekking centre several years ago and suffers badly from arthritis, though she can get to her feed bucket at an amazing speed!. She has also been known to go...

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Our shop is back!

Our shop is back!

After seemingly endless weeks when the shutters were down on our charity shop in Alhaurin, staff and customers alike were delighted to see it open again. Subject, of course, to the safety measures and hygiene protocols demanded in these strange times. As we rely to a...

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Flying higher

Flying higher

Very often horses arrive at the Centre with no papers or details, others have green cards but no names, so we have to choose something suitable. When an emaciated grey mare arrived earlier in the year, confiscated from an owner who had previously allowed horses to die...

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Spreading her wings

Spreading her wings

Our little sparrow, Gorrion, has come a long way since she arrived in a very sorry state in February. She was one of a large group of horses subject to a protracted court case and was being "fostered", along with her foal. Her foal had died (we have no further...

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