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

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 […]

Returning to Riding Advice

Returning to Riding We have updated our Care for your horse during COVID-19 to include advice about returning to riding. The UK Government amended the COVID-19 […]

Our 1000th Rescue Needs a Name

Our 1000th rescue has arrived and needs a name We have reached a historical milestone with the arrival of our 1000th rescue since our charity was […]