“The relief when I heard there was a good chance that you could take him was overwhelming”

When Jacky lost her husband to Covid-19 and found herself suffering with long Covid, we were able to offer help and support over the phone and a loving home to her beautiful Spanish gelding Xantus.

This was our first Covid related rescue.

We provided advice and support to 164 owners last year. This resulted in positive welfare outcomes for many horses and ponies who needed our help. Read more.


Latest News

Working to make Dartmoor a strangles-free zone

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is currently working with Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, Redwings and Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society to bring under control an outbreak of […]

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Saying Goodbye to Adoption Star April

We have some very sad news about adoption pony April. Adoption star April began experiencing dental issues earlier this year that were causing her some pain […]

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Surprise arrival of Solar the foal

Grooms at the Sanctuary had a welcome surprise upon their arrival to work this week when rescue pony Sandy unexpectedly gave birth to a healthy colt foal.  Named Solar, he’s the first foal to be born here […]

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