There are many different aspects to the work that we do, and we hope to tell you more about it across our website. Thank you for visiting.
What SWEP do as a charity…
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 piece of mind that they can always come back into our care.
Please take a moment to watch our new video which explains the life and history of the moorland pony as well as the work our charity does to help the ponies. Check out our latest YouTube video >
*Please note: some viewers may find images on this video upsetting*