South West Equine Protection (SWEP)
Because moorland ponies should not have to live lives of neglect.
South West Equine Protection (The Pony Sanctuary) is a registered charity specialising in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Moorland ponies across Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. We are the only charity that rescues these animals from the Moor when they find themselves in desperate plight. Once rescued the ponies are bought into our rehabilitation yard and are worked on until they are happy to be handled by people including professionals such as the vet, farrier and dentist. When the ponies are ready to be rehomed the charity tries to match them with a home as best as possible. The ponies go out on a loan basis. We hope to find them forever homes but do understand that peoples circumstances change so a loan gives us peace of mind that they can always come back into our care.