Horse and pony rescue centres in the Brecon Beacons National Park
There are two horse sanctuaries in or near to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visitors are welcome, but it is always advisable to call beforehand.
Lluest Horse and Pony Sanctuary
Llanddeusant, tel 01550 740661, www.lluesthorseandponytrust.co.uk
An equine rescue centre, rehabilitation and re-homing charity which takes in horses, ponies and donkeys who are victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment. The charity's aim is to re-home them into adoption families but some have medical or behavioural problems and will stay at Lluest for life. To visit, please call to arrange a suitable time when staff can accompany you and tell you all about the individuals at the sanctuary.
The Welsh Pit Ponies Centre
Treforest, tel 01443 480327, www.visitpitponies.co.uk
Visit Fforest Uchaf Farm and meet some of the last few Welsh Pit Ponies. The aim of the sanctuary is to provide a safe haven for horses and ponies who have suffered through neglect, ignorance or cruelty. Some have special problems and will spend the rest of their lives at the sanctuary. Visitors will be taken on a quiet walk in the pastures with a magnificent panoramic backdrop of the Taff Valley and on clear days the Brecon Beacons.
Opening hours: 1 May – 30 Sep Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat closed, Sun 11am-4pm. 1 Oct – 30 Apr by appointment only. Family car £10, or adults £4 each, children/OAPs £2.