About Us

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary rescues horses and ponies that have been abandoned, neglected or abused.  We also ensure that horses and ponies have a sanctuary for life. Most horses and ponies are given care for life through our network of knowledgeable carers. Those horses and ponies with more complex needs are cared for in our peaceful sanctuaries.

Our charity was founded on the principles that horses and ponies, as sentient beings and close companions of humans over the centuries, have a value and a purpose. They deserve our kindness and care. Our equine centred approach to equine assisted learning enables us to create a sense of sanctuary for people within our sanctuary for horses and ponies.


Our History


Our history of rescuing, rehabilitating and retraining horses and ponies spans more than three decades.  The Mare and Foal Sanctuary was founded in 1988 by Rosemary Kind, and registered as a charity in 1992.. Read more.

Annual report and accounts


These reports can help you learn more about our charitable purpose and what we’ve done during the year to carry out these purposes.   They also contain the year’s accounts – providing transparency about where our income comes from and how we’ve spent it.   Read more.

Latest news


Read about our recent activities, events and latest developments here. Read more

Work for us


A career here at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary can be a most rewarding experience and we also have professional volunteering and work experience opportunities.   Read more.

Our patrons


Our patrons help us to raise vital awareness of The Mare and Foal Sanctuary.  Find out more about their support of our work.   Read more.

Our staff


Meet some of our key people here at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary.  Read more