Not enough space, time, money for an animal of your own?

Let our “Virtual Adoption” Programme solve your problem

For a mere €10.00 per month you can virtually adopt one of our “long-termers” listed below

Why these animals?

For one reason or another, usually health and/or age related, it is deemed that they need to stay in our care for the foreseeable future and so with your support we can ensure that their stay here gives them everything they need, everything they would get were they in homes of their own 🙂

If you would like to “Virtually Adopt” one of them please email Sheena – and she will send you a Standing Order Form or you can download one here – BAR Standing Order Form




Echo is a Newforest Pony who is 15yrs old

Echo came to us from Cottage Rescue, in 2007.

He was in horrific condition when Hannah, of Cottage Rescue, found him but luckily for him they worked their ‘magic’ on him and after several months he had made a full physical recovery.

A cruelty case was brought against Echo’s owner and he was successfully prosecuted for cruelty by the judge. Cottage Rescue were highly commended by the judge for the great job they did in bringing Echo back to full health and for all the work they do for other animals.



nanny may

Nanny May is 30yrs old

Nanny May was our ‘twenty-something’ 12h2 pony when she came to us from another rescue in 2010.

The younger equines benefit from her years of ‘knowledge in all ways equine’ …….

Not only can we say that she has been of benefit to our ‘young-ones’ but she excelled all expectations with the speed at which she offered her services to become ‘Nanny’ to Rocky, our orphan foal just after she arrived.

Nanny May will live out the rest of her years with us on account of her age and we hope that during her time here more equines will benefit from our level headed friend 🙂



Madge is a gentle ex-trotter lady
Madge is a gentle ex-trotter lady

Madge is approx 30yrs old

Madge came to us in horrific condition and had just given birth to a still born foal when the inspector found her.  She was emaciated, riddled in worms & lice and covered in rain scald living in the back garden of a town house.

The sweet gentle mare had a long slow recovery and was here a month before she gave her first whinny.

Madge has permanent damage to her left hind stifle (knee area) and because of this she has remained in our care so that she can benefit from some massage when the area is tight or causing her discomfort.




Coffee the Little Shetland PonyCoffee

Coffee arrived into our care, in June 2015, following a phone call from caring people who noticed that she was in need of medical attention.  Upon arriving at Coffee’s location for her to be examined there was no doubt that she was very much in need of help … thanks to the person who abandoned her with two donkey stallions.

So she was rescued and rehabilitation commenced … why is it likely that she will now remain at BAR?  Well sadly the physical damage that the donkeys caused means that she has a permanent deformity in the area under her tail so her health will need monitoring for the foreseeable future.

coffee sweetitch 9-8-15Coffee unfortunately also suffers from sweet itch 🙁  We were hoping initially that the scratching was just as a result of the huge lice burden she had but sadly it was not.  In time we hope to find the product that works for Coffee to give her relief from the itching but until then like previous sweet itch victims that have come into our care it will be a case of trial & error this summer.

Coffee is a lovely little mare who is still a bit apprehensive about being handled but we are sure with time she will come to realise that she has no need to fear us.

Here’s hoping that the future for Coffee is bright, long, happy & healthy … perhaps you might consider “virtually adopting” her to help us with the costs involved for her recovery, feed, etc.


More “Virtual Adoption” Animals may be added should another one be deemed unsuitable for rehoming


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