Over the last six months The Backwater Sanctuary has rescued a total of six gorgeous creatures, including a horse, a pony and 4 precious donkeys. It doesn't stop here though, aside from our equine rescues we also care for a number of smaller domestic animals including stray dogs and over 25 cats.

Once our new stable block is ready, we will take in more horses and ponies and we couldn't be more excited. But for now, meet the gang!

(Click on each rescue to see their heartbreaking story). 


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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Gelding. Age: 12 y/o. Height: 15.5 hh. Colour: Light bay. Markings: Blaze, white sock. History: Ex-racehorse (Mangalore). Rescued: July 2017.  

Sponsor: Zoha Jung Nambiar


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Female. Age: 20 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Palomino. Markings: Blaze. History: Cart Horse (Tanga pony) (Mysore). Rescued: March 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Divleen Jeji


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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Gelding. Age: 10 y/o. Height: 17 hh. Colour: Dark Bay with Black tinge. Markings: Star. History: Ex-racehorse Rescued: August 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Anusha Dandekar


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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Gelding. Age: 11 y/o. Height: 17.5 hh. Colour: Dark Brown/Black. Markings: Elongated Snip slanting left. History: Ex-racehorse Rescued: August 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Nikhel Thavrani


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Gelding. Age: 4 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Palomino. Markings: Blaze, 4 white socks. History: Cart & chilldren’s riding pony (Bangalore) Rescued: September 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Pukhraj Jeji


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Mare. Age: 9 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Bay. Markings: Scripture-like star above muzzle. History: Cart & children’s riding pony (Bangalore) Rescued: September 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Shweta Vishwanath


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Breed: Miniature Donkey. Sex: Male (Jack). Height: 37 inches at the withers. Age: 3 y/o. Colour: Light Grey. Markings: Distinctive cross across shoulders. History: Unknown. Rescued: May 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Tara Shahani


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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Mare. Age: 9 y/o. Height: 16 hh. Colour: Chestnut. Markings: Elongated Star & 3 white socks. History: Ex-racehorse.  Rescued: August 2018.


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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Mare. Age: 8 y/o. Height: 16.5 hh. Colour: Chestnut. Markings: Merged Star & Stripe, One White Sock. History: Ex-racehorse Rescued: August 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Siddharth & Mitali Patel


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Gelding. Age: 7 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Buckskin. Markings: Dorsal Stripe. History: Cart & chilldren’s riding pony (Bangalore) Rescued: September 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Vishal Doctor


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Stallion. Age: 11 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Bay. Markings: Interrupted socks. History: Unkown. Found Abandoned (Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu) Rescued: September 2018. (Foster Pony)

Current Sponsor: Shruti Jaipuria


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Breed: Miniature Donkey. Sex: Male. Height: 37 inches at the withers. Age: 3 y/o. Colour: Brown. Markings: No specific markings other than white around the eyes. History: Unknown. Rescued: May 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Rengé


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Breed: Miniature Donkey. Sex: Female (Jenny). Pregnant. Height: 38 inches at the withers. Age: 4 y/o. Colour: Light Grey. Markings: White snout. History: Unknown. Rescued: May 2018.

Current Sponsor: Anuja Sharma


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Breed: Miniature Donkey. Sex: Male (Jack). Height: 39 inches at the withers. Age: 8 y/o. Colour: Brown. Markings: Slightly extended white snout. History: Unknown. Rescued: May 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Siddharth & Mitali Patel