Success Stories

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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Razzle and Natasha Wright

Razzle and Shadow

Razzle and Shadow were among 26 horses taken from North Devon Equine Rescue in Barnstaple where they had been left to suffer in dirty stables and without enough food and water to stay healthy.

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Thanks to your incredible and ongoing support we have been able to spend the past nine months rehabilitating 5-year-old Phoenix.

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Two horses resting their head on each other


When she first arrived at our Yelverton Sanctuary, Wilma was given the opportunity to live as naturally as possible to allow her time to get used to the new environment.

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Black horse eating some grass


Flo is a 20 year old, 11.3 hh, Dartmoor Hill Pony who arrived at the Sanctuary in 2003 and has now been in our care for 17 years.

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horse being ridden


With specialist care provided by our expert grooms, Fidget made a speedy recovery and she soon went out on loan to one of our knowledgeable carers.

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horse getting xray training


Sprite, a bay moorland mare, was born in 2011 and when she arrived at the Sanctuary, she was completely unhandled and very fearful of human contact.

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