News

Welcome to Tenerife horse rescue blog page

Here each Monday you can read up on our latest news, opinions, stories as blog posts. Written by our team, volunteers and helpers who have something important to say.

We will keep you up to date with horse rescue and animal news and stories. Some happy and some sad but always full of truth and written from the heart.

We are very passionate about what we do and what we believe in. So we enjoy sharing it all with you about our latest building updates or our new rescues that join our animal sanctuary.
You can read more about each animal on their personal profile on the meet the animals‘” page. Or sponsor them on our patreon page for behind the scenes updates.
Don’t forgot to keep up to date with pictures and fun videos. You can follow us on our instagram or tiktok account as well @Tenerifehorserescue

10/05/2021
horse smiling liberty

How to build a connection with your horse

26/04/2021
volunteer and dog rescue

Finca Love story

Love Story A true love story written by a returning volunteer and very important member of the finca family. Kat from Germany. The first time I […]
19/04/2021
horse communication

Horse communication: when your horse says no!

\”Accepting a “no” from your horse.\”  A very well written blog post from a positive reinforcement enthusiast Emily Dietz,  who supports our charity and mission to […]
05/04/2021
billy oshea the rescue horse

Rescue horse Billy O’Shea

Xavi This is exactly what happened with our rescue horse Xavi.  Such a big strong powerful horse with an amazing nature and a “happy” back story. […]
29/03/2021
charity_singer

A charity to save animals: Billy O’Shea charity single

This is our new campaign charity to save animals. We are launching a new charity campaign in order to save the most animals as we can. […]
23/03/2021
baby bunnies

New baby bunnies

Surprise! Babies!  This is something we don\’t want to hear very often. However we do. Our most recent babies who joined the family are bunnies.    […]
15/03/2021
poor sheep mum and baby

Now we have sheep

What better thing to do on a sunday morning than go and collect some sheep? In true finca-style chaos due to our broken van we had […]
08/03/2021
rescue horses

Do we ride our horses?

Horse riding. These are questions we get all of the time. What do we think about riding? Can we pay to go on an excursion? We […]
01/03/2021
empty land animal sanctuary

New Land update

You may have been wondering whats going on with the new land? Waiting for an update after our appeal. Anyone who has tried to get anything […]
22/02/2021
volunteering abroad

The big changeover – human edition

Volunteering abroad When we started this project we didn’t know about “work away” and volunteering abroad. We didn’t know how important it would be to the […]
15/02/2021
volunteers kitchen

Posh holiday Poor holiday

Did anyone see Tenerife Horse Rescue\’s Debut on national uk TV yesterday? If not here is a glimpse of what you missed. Complete with TV twists, […]
08/02/2021
rescue horses

Rescuing horses, what you can not see.

Thursday evening the phones go again from our regular helper. We know by now when he calls its because another horse urgently needs our help. We […]
01/02/2021
man with rescue dog

12 years in the same cage

This was the case for 1 of our 2 new residents. 12 years in the same cage coming out only once every 2 months. The other […]
25/01/2021
rescue horse

Zingaro – a hard decision.

18/01/2021
positive reinforcement

Positive Horsemanship – why use clicker training

Why use Clicker Training for rescue horses? Written for us by equine behaviour consultant Louisa Marais from TrulyTrust Equine. Why is it that certain equine rescue […]
11/01/2021
win

Charity Night- from a kind supporter

Sometimes we have such amazing people that do such amazing things for us purely because they want to help, This is the case right now for […]
04/01/2021
horse in the office

We have an office!

Behinds the scenes at an animal sanctuary you can see a full team of volunteers in the office. People often ask me tips because they want […]
28/12/2020
horse cuddle

Remembering Aslan

Christmas eve was possibly the hardest day for me since I started this animal sanctuary. Loosing animals and making hard decisions comes with the job. But […]
21/12/2020
dog with flies

Flies Flies Flies

First entry for things you may not think about when opening an animal sanctuary, although this entry is not strictly true. We even did think about […]
14/12/2020

Please no more horses…

We are full, sorry we can not help your horse…..This is a sentence that a horse sanctuary doesn\’t want to have to say. It is also […]
10/12/2020
finca life episode 3

Getting emotional with tears and laughter. Day to day life at the finca

07/12/2020
2 dog rescues

Bobbio and Buba

30/11/2020
happy volunteers

Workaway life changing experience

I first arrived at the finca in May 2019. I had no idea the impact that this place and the people who lived there, would have […]
23/11/2020
community and sustainable living sanctuary

Improvement of sustainable project as a volunteer

In five years of travelling and volunteering, Tenerife Horse Rescue is the first sustainable project I have revisited, and I am astounded at the transformation! In […]
16/11/2020
happy horses free at pasture

Emergency land appeal

09/11/2020
zingaro rescue horse in a paddock

What Zingaro has to say…

02/11/2020
horse in paddock near sea

Let’s get Shanty walking again

26/10/2020
finca team building

Finca life, new Youtube reality series

19/10/2020
horse sanctuary

The power of Patreon for horse welfare

12/10/2020
finca team building

Volunteering with us, a personal experience.

Tim\’s last day photo, saying good bye with vegetables. Tim was so good at organising the donations of food and the kitchen. Tim\’s last day photo, […]
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