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

Cuando se ve a Xavi de lejos no parece que deba estar aquí. Su cuerpo grande y fuerte, su pelo brillante y su larga lista de [...]
06/01/2021

Bounty

El coco Bounty, dulce como la propia chocolatina. Esta simpática yegua llegó a nosotros de nuevo con una historia similar. Ya no se la consideraba digna de [...]
09/10/2020

Bruno

Rescate de caballos - ¡Bruno tiene un gran carácter para ser tan pequeño! No se da cuenta de que en realidad es un caballo, cree que [...]
16/02/2020

Nella

La princesa Nella es la dama de la finca! Esta pequeña y dulce yegua tiene la elección de los chicos y se ha enamorado de Capri. Ella [...]
11/02/2020

Shanty

La hermosa Shanty llegó a nuestras vidas como una emergencia y una sorpresa muy repentina. Estábamos repletos de caballos, algunos viviendo en nuestra [...]
11/02/2020

Trufa Dax

Trufa Dax llega a nosotros con una triste historia, que por desgracia no es infrecuente. Hubo un tiempo en que era un caballo apreciado, un pasatiempo favorito. […]
10/02/2020

Galán

Galán es el caballo más tranquilo de la finca, pero no empezó así Este encantador chico tiene una historia inusual, que muestra el poder de [...]
10/02/2020

Capri

El pequeño Capri, jefe de la finca. Puede que sea pequeño y bonito, pero no te dejes engañar, Capri es un tipo duro dentro de su pequeña estructura. […]
10/02/2020

Gerónimo

08/02/2020

Whiteboy

Este es Whiteboy, posiblemente el caballo con peor nombre del mundo, ciertamente en nuestra finca. Cuando llegó con nosotros nos dijeron que esperáramos [...]
08/02/2020

Eric

Aquí tenemos a nuestro bebé del grupo, el pequeño Eric L\'apache Eric lleva mucho tiempo con nosotros, rescatado de un pequeño establo [...]

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 !