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The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre was founded in 2008 by Sue and Rod Weeding. We are British expats who had moved to Spain from England in 2001 to enjoy an easy sunshine-and-relaxation retirement.Plan to visit Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rojales attractions using our Rojales sightseeing planner.
But all that changed in 2008 with Luceiro, a two-year-old stallion we found locked in a filthy and dark stable, his left eye badly injured and rotting, hurling himself repeatedly against the bars of his stall as flies drove him crazy.
Unable to walk away from such a distressing case of animal cruelty, we brought Luceiro home to our own finca – and unwittingly created a much-needed horse rescue centre.
We set up our Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre near the little town of Rojales in the province of Alicante, along Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline. We now care for more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys saved from abuse and neglect.
We believe that when you love an animal, you fight to save it. They may be old crocks and broken down and disabled or whatever, but for the abuse they’ve suffered and survived, they deserve a second chance.
We are determined to help push for the better treatment of animals in Spain and constantly lobby authorities to change laws and punish those who abuse animals.
Our Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is registered as a charitable foundation in Spain and all donations are tax deductible. Learn about our many donation options, including one-off donations and horse sponsorships, here: www.easyhorsecare.net/donate
We also run a network of charity shops across the Alicante province. Donations of furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac to stock the shops are gratefully welcomed. We also welcome volunteers to work in the shops. Find out more here: http://easyhorsecare.net/shops/charity-shops
Every single cent donated or spent in our charity shops goes towards the hefty feeding and care costs of all our animals.
Thank you for helping us gift these equines a second chance at life.
– Sue and Rod Weeding
(And thank you to our volunteer media manager, Koren Helbig, for keeping our Facebook page so well updated.)
Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre reviews
This is a great day out for young and old the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre used to do free tours the first Sunday of the month. But since Covid you can book a private tour any day of the week it's... more »
Me and my sister Jen went on the first open day of 2020, they are held the first Sunday of every month. The centre is down a small camino road with not a lot of parking but you can always leave your..... more »
What a wonderful place this is. To see all the rescued horses, both big and small, all the rescued donkeys, to listen to the very knowledgeable volunteers talking about the stories behind some of the rescues. To see the work involved in feeding, watering, grooming, cleaning, nursing, confidence building with these lovely animals. To see the dedication and sheer hard work involved. What must it all cost? This is a charity so well worth supporting, in any way you can. My mother and I happily handed over a ten euro note for a couple of tea and cakes and said keep the change, we heard others doing the same. We bought a bag and gave another 5 euro for raffle tickets, and a couple of times a year I take stuff into one of their charity shops for them to sell. I have taken various friends to visit over the years and all come away so impressed. Photo attached of my 95 year old mother with Dakota, one of the rescued horses.
Always a pleasure to visit on the monthly open days. Great to see the wonderful horses and donkeys finally enjoying their days without fear or mistreatment. On the open days you will be taken around in a group while one of the knowledgeable volunteers can tell you about each horse. Some of the stories are quite sad, but it's quite obvious how happy they are with their new lives at the rescue centre. All the dedicated volunteers are fabulous and we hope to be able to get to the next one.
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