Success Stories



Sadly, some rescued horses and ponies who arrive here have endured the most terrible trauma and from Aura’s behaviour we knew that she had suffered more than most.

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We are always a friendly voice for anyone who isn’t coping with the care and welfare of their equine(s) so when Tinkerman’s owner called us, we were glad they did.

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sammy being rescued


Sammy the Thoroughbred came to the Sanctuary when his owner reached out to us; she couldn’t provide the level of care he desperately needed.

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Quest’s incredibly calm temperament made him perfect working with our education team on our Equine Assisted Learning programmes.

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buttermilk and marley

Buttermilk and Marley

Buttermilk and Marley were found on a busy industrial estate in Cornwall, both injured, emaciated and running around terrified.

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Horse snuggling up to teddy bear


Our team worked round-the-clock to make sure Ava was safe and had everything she needed, including a teddy bear for company.

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missie with volunteer


Missie is one of 25 horses based at our retirement yard. Although we call them ‘retired’, these ponies include those with the most complex, long-term care needs.

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The filly foal was born at our Honeysuckle Yard but developed a life-threatening condition. 

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Mouse pony with two sanctuary workers


Mouse had been through so much before he arrived at the Sanctuary: desperate conditions on the moors, a major round up and rescue mission and months spent at a holding centre.

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