Horses make a difference to our lives. Photo copyright of The Mare and Foal Sanctuary (3)


We aim to find loving, knowledgeable homes for as many of the horses in our care as we can.



Why not adopt one of our rescued horses or ponies either for yourself or as a gift for a friend?

Horse called Sammy rescued by the Sanctuary


We can only continue to rescue and care for horses and ponies in need with help from our supporters.

We rescue, rehabilitate and retrain horses and ponies who have experienced neglect and abuse.

About us

Twenty five years of rescuing, rehabilitating and training

The Sanctuary’s aims are not just to rescue neglected, unwanted or abused horses but  to rehabilitate, train and eventually rehome them into loving, knowledgeable environments. We also focus on educating the public in matters relating to the welfare of horses and ponies.

Our rescued animals come from throughout the South West and South Wales and come to us for a variety of reasons, including being abandoned by unscrupulous owners, foals who have lost their dam or come close to starving during harsh moorland winters and animals found fly grazing.

Whatever the welfare call we do everything we can to save them, treat them, train them and find them useful lives with loving homes.

We know that each and every one of them has their own unique character and we do everything we can to make sure they find the right forever home.

Latest News

Honouring our volunteers

Today marks the start of Volunteers' Week and were acknowledging all of our amazing volunteers who help us carry out our vital work to help horses […]

Patrons Angela Rippon and John Nettles Send Their Messages of Support

We have been overwhelmed by the kind messages of support from all of our followers and supporters during this difficult and uncertain time. Recently, The Mare […]

Name Announced for our 1000th Rescue

We recently invited the public to help us celebrate a historic milestone for the Sanctuary by naming our 1000th rescue. We’re pleased to announce the name […]