Twelve stunning photographs of horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse and neglect feature in a new 2018 calendar launched by Spain’s Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre this week.
The non-profit Rojales rescue centre – which on Saturday saved yet another abandoned and severely skeletal pony, the fourth such rescue in just one month – hopes the calendar sales will help raise funds to buy a much-needed second-hand mini digger.
The centre’s previous digger, an aging model donated second-hand almost a decade ago, finally broke down irreparably last month. Since then, Easy Horse Care co-founder Rod Weeding, a 68-year-old British expat, has been digging knee-deep footings for new boundary fencing by hand.
“This is the most important piece of equipment at our centre, used daily for everything from moving large hay bales and piling up manure, to digging holes for construction projects and repairing our stables,” co-founder Sue Weeding said. “We desperately need a replacement.”