PHOTOS: The remarkable recovery of the Amersham survivors

Redwings Amersham rescue survivor Aladdin

In the 10 years since the notorious rescue at Spindle Farm, many of those horses and donkeys saved have gone on to make remarkable recoveries.

Of the 60 equines taken in by Redwings, as well as six foals born to rescued mares, an incredible 58 are still enjoying happy and healthy lives a decade on. Of these, 46 remain in the care of the Sanctuary, while 12 have found new homes with loving Guardians.

Read the full Amersham story here.

From desperate neglect to thriving in the safety of the Sanctuary, take a look at Redwings’ Amersham photo gallery below to see just how far these inspiring survivors have come.

You can also watch our Amersham 10 documentary and hear from those involved in the rescue by clicking here.


Pinocchio was so small he had to be dressed in a dog rug to keep warm


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Esther, our youngest survivor, remains close to her mum Martha



Aladdin is now training to be the Schoolmaster at Redwings' Rehoming Centre in Norfolk


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Tom Thumb is now a lovable and happy chap after being discovered emaciated at Spindle Farm



Thumbelina was a traumatised youngster when she arrived at Redwings



Leah was extremely thin and in foal at the time of the rescue



Adoption Star Rumpel was so frightened that he flinched at human touch



Elsie was rescued just in time to give birth to foal Tinkerbell in the safety of the Sanctuary


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