Devon Pony Rescue & Therapy
Within the parish of Moretonhampstead, Devon, is where we rescue miniature ponies and train suitable ones to work with children and adults.
The ponies must ultimately possess a calm and gentle nature, which is fundamental for therapy animals. Once trained the ponies are able to carry out their work in a number of settings, often with children in hospitals , schools and hospices. Research suggests that during visits patients pain and blood pressure are reduced, as well as fear and stress.
The aim of the interaction with the ponies is to increase the well-being of the participants, to educate and allow children and adults to engage with animals, thus becoming enriched with the many benefits that follow. Some of our ponies do not wish to participate and live out their lives quietly with us and some are able to find long term loan homes.
Our organisation also has a small charity shop in Moretonhampstead which is well worth a visit if you are passing by and we also appreciate any goods you may have for donation if you are having a clearout at home.
Meet The Ponies
View the profiles of our rescue and therapy ponies.
Read our blog and keep up to date with our latest pony news.
Information on how to help support our charity with a donation.