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:

Hermoso – Adopted

Hermoso - Yearly Colt  - Mother chestnut colour, father unknown. Hermoso came to Arch just over a year ago with his mother Luna, Hermoso was so weak he could hardly stand up.  After many months of TLC good diet and our vet Rocia treating him for worms and checking him...

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Estrella’s story – (Adopted).

ESTRELLA  HER  STORY -  The elderly owner of this beautiful chestnut mare had already been found guilty on two counts of animal cruelty.  Allegedly suffering from the onset of dementia he punished Estrella by tying her up in a field with no food or water.  In her...

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ESTRELLA – (Available for Adoption).

Estrella :  is now officially up for adoption! this lovely mare loves people and has been given the ok for hacking and light work (due to leg injury) , she's a real pleasure to ride and only 7 years old. Please contact Hannah from re-homing for more details on...

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DANUBIO – Adopted

DANUBIO - Very handsome Gentleman (gelding)in his earlier 20s, has found his forever home with a lovely lady Danielle from Coin. Danielle and her family have over the years adopted a few of our horses/ponies, beginning in 2015 Danielle adopted Sofia and then one year...

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Askara – Bailadora – Adopted

Bailadora and Askara Both of these lovely mares have now moved to Sweden to they forever home With a lovely lady called Sophie.Bailadora came to ARCH in a poor condition her feet were long and her coat dull . Bailadora was not trusting at all, after many months of...

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