Success Stories

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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Arnie being unloaded out of trailer

Arnie and Marmite

Arnie was losing considerable weight and appeared dull. His companion Marmite was suffering with sweetitch and was covered in scabs under his fluffy coat.

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Orphaned foal Ovie came into our care in 2019 after he was found abandoned and alone on private land.

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Horses arriving after being rescued

Whispering Willows

The Sanctuary took in 15 very young colts as part of the multi-agency rescue led by the RSPCA.

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Horses being led up path by staff

George and Tomahawk

Tomahawk and George’s owner realised she needed support to give her equines the loving care they deserved.

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Komet with staff


Nicky’s work with Komet continues and his training journey has been captured in a new training film we’re now using to share best practice with other equine owners.

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Solar one day old with mother


Grooms at the Sanctuary had a welcome surprise upon their arrival to work when rescue pony Sandy unexpectedly gave birth to a healthy colt foal.

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