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 talk to us about adoption or fostering please contact us or visit the A.R.C.H. Facebook page


If you would like to support our residents through sponsorship please contact through email or telephone.

If you feel you can offer one of our equines a wonderful new home please contact Elly for Re-homing via email to: info@horserescuespain.org

‘Soli’ (Adopted).

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...

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Ambra For adoption

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:...

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Rihannas – story

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...

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Soli – (Adopted).

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...

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ALEGRIA – (ADOPTED)

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...

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ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES