Welcome to The Mare and Foal Sanctuary
The place for people who want to make a difference to the lives of horses, ponies and foals. We’re unlocking a world of natural, wild beauty where ponies and people who were struggling can enjoy life again.
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What We Do
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Rehome a Horse
For every equine we rescue, we must also ensure they have lifelong care. Our carers who rehome through our Sanctuary at Home scheme are a group of very special people who help make this possible for over 400 horses and ponies today.
Arnie and Marmite
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Our Latest Appeal
It’s a challenging time here at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary. The cost of living crisis is having an impact on us all.
We’re experiencing an increasing number of calls for help from horse owners who are finding it hard to cope and from members of the public worried about horses in their neighbourhood. Our Welfare Outreach team is currently involved in 21 active welfare cases consisting of 379 horses.
The number of horses being returned by some of our Sanctuary at Home carers is also increasing and we are rehoming fewer horses than in previous years as people aren’t sure whether they can afford to take them on. As a result, our sanctuaries are over capacity as we head into winter.
There are hundreds of horses across the South West in complex situations that still need our help. Together, we can make a real difference.
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