Success Stories

Chandrani and Chandler in the field

Chandrani and Chandler

We rescued another mare and foal from a complex situation involving 12 other equines. The adorable Dartmoor colt foal, named Chandler, and his dam Chandrani are enjoying their new home.

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Mare and Foal together

Nia and Netty

This winter, we took in two mares with their foals at foot from two separate welfare cases. Nia was the first mare to arrive, with her beautiful two month old Welsh filly foal Netty. They were part of a large multi-agency rescue and arrived at our Beech Trees Veterinary and Welfare Centre on the 8th November.

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Zahra in a field


Zahra’s carer Lesley rehomed her just after the pandemic when we were able to restart rehoming. Lesley provides her with the best possible care and Zahra has become one of the family!

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Emma’s story

Emma was one of the participants of a ‘This Girl Can -Exercise with Equines’ scheme, funded by Sport England and run by us here at the sanctuary.

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Galina and Fudge

Fudge and Bambola

When Galina let us know that she could provide a home for two of our rescued ponies, our team couldn’t have been happier.

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Crumpet and Emma


One of our Sanctuary at Home carers, Eleanor, rehomed Moorland pony, Crumpet, shortly after he arrived at the sanctuary in 2018.

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Rehoming is just one of the ways that you can support us, enabling more room at our sanctuaries for urgent rescues. Ruth knew when she met Merry that she’d make the perfect companion.

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Sonnet had a challenging start in life. It is thanks to your support that we were able to provide her with the loving care she needed to recover.

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Pony on Dartmoor

Kitty and Nightjar

Ken is a pony keeper on Dartmoor, a national park with a large population of moorland ponies. He shared his recent experience about an outbreak of strangles and how with your support we were able to help him and two of his sickest ponies

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