MEET OUR HORSES

01/11/2021

Fantasma

14/12/2021

Ava

16/05/2022

Oreo

16/05/2022

Achilles

Unfortunately, Achilles has also been suffering with excess sand ...
10/06/2022

Devante

20/09/2021

Fauno

06/01/2021

Xavi

Wenn man Xavi aus der Ferne sieht, sieht er nicht so aus, als ob er hier sein sollte. Sein großer, starker Körper, sein glänzendes Haar und die lange Liste der [...]
06/01/2021

Kopfgeld

Bounty Coconut, süß wie der Schokoriegel selbst. Diese freundliche kleine Stute kam mit einer ähnlichen Geschichte wieder zu uns. Sie wurde nicht mehr als wertvoll angesehen [...]
09/10/2020

Bruno

Pferderettung - Bruno hat einen so großen Charakter für einen so kleinen Mann! Er weiß nicht, dass er eigentlich ein Pferd ist, er denkt, dass er [...]
16/02/2020

Nella

Prinzessin Nella ist die Dame der Finca! Diese kleine, süße Stute hat sich die Jungs ausgesucht und sich in Capri verliebt. Sie [...]
11/02/2020

Shanty

Das wunderschöne Shanty kam ganz plötzlich und überraschend in unser Leben. Wir waren zum Bersten voll mit Pferden, von denen einige in unserem Haus lebten [...]
11/02/2020

Trufa-Dax

Trufa Dax kommt zu uns mit einer traurigen Geschichte, die leider nicht ungewöhnlich ist. Einst war er ein geschätztes Pferd, ein beliebtes Hobby. […]
10/02/2020

Galan

Galan ist das ruhigste Pferd auf der Finca, aber so hat es nicht angefangen. Dieser hübsche Junge hat eine ungewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Kraft der [...]
10/02/2020

Capri

Der hübsche kleine Capri, der Boss der Finca! Er mag klein und niedlich sein, aber lass dich nicht täuschen, Capri ist ein harter Kerl in seinem kleinen Körper. […]
10/02/2020

Geronimo

08/02/2020

Whiteboy

Das ist Whiteboy, vielleicht das Pferd mit dem schlechtesten Namen der Welt, jedenfalls auf unserer Finca. Als er bei uns ankam, sagte man uns, wir sollten warten [...]
08/02/2020

Eric

Hier haben wir unser Baby der Gruppe, Little Eric L\'apache Eric ist schon lange bei uns, gerettet aus einem kleinen Stall [...]

Horse Welfare in tenerife

The welfare of all our horses really matters to us. We want them to be as fit, happy and healthy as possible.
Especially after some of the hardships they endured before arriving at the Sanctuary.

Over the years we have all learned a lot about the care of our animals.
And in many cases just using common sense or horse sense.

We have found that It is very common for horses to be kept in all different
situations here on the island. Often inside a room/ stable/ space made of
metal bed frames for 24 hours a day only taken out to go riding. Of course
sometimes this comes with the mistreated cases, knee deep in their own
waste with no food or water. But sometimes this is also the case for the
« well » looked after horses, having food, water and general care but being
kept inside alone. Often the only horse on the property. Sadly, it can all be
due to ignorance and genuinely not knowing any better regarding the
welfare of horses.

This island is fairly small with limited access to land. And the land is generally rock and very uneven making it almost impossible for big open paddocks allowing free movement for horses. Here at our finca we keep all of our horses in mini herds of between 3 and 6 and they live out 100% of the time. We currently have 5 different paddocks of various sizes allowing as much movement as possible. But we would love to expand and buy neighbouring land for more and bigger paddocks. Although the size of our paddocks are very large compared to the norm here. They are still in our opinion too small to allow complete freedom for optimum health and well being. To keep all of our horses appropriately exercised and stimulated, we have volunteers who work with them daily. This includes a variety of different ways from in hand walking, free schooling to some riding.

THE FIVE FREEDOMS

  • Freedom from fear and distress abandoned animals. Those subject to dog
    attacks, low flying aircraft or similar or
    those suffering from any of the above.
  • Freedom to express (most)
    normal behaviour 
    the animal is tethered incorrectly
    and/or does not have sufficient
    space or proper facilities and living
    conditions. Further information on
    tethering can be found here.
  • Freedom from hunger
    or thirst
    the animal has little or no access to
    fresh water and/or food.
  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease the animal clearly shows disease, an
    untreated injury or perhaps severely
    overgrown hooves.
  • Freedom from discomfort the animal does not have somewhere to
    lie down or gain shelter. Or is exposed
    to extreme weather conditions.

YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE !