Over the last year The Backwater Sanctuary has successfully rehabilitated a total of 15 gorgeous equines, including 11 horses and 4 precious donkeys.

Aside from our resident 15, we have helped rescue and re-home countless other abandoned/injured ponies all across the state.

It doesn't stop there though, along with our equids we also care for a number of smaller domestic animals including 3 dogs and over 30 cats.


backwater babies

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

Sponsor: Zoha Jung Nambiar


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

Current Sponsor: Nikita Mankani


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

Current Sponsor: Kanika Thakur


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Female. Age: 22 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Palomino. Markings: Blaze. History: Cart Horse (Tonga pony) (Mysore). Rescued: March 2018. 

Current Sponsor: Divleen Jeji


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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: Dorsal Stripe. History: Cart & children’s riding pony (Bangalore) Rescued: September 2018.  

Current Sponsor: Gaurav & Minka Sikka


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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: Manasi Kirloskar


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

Current Sponsor: Isha Rawat


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Stallion. Age: 5 y/o. Height: 10 hh. Colour: Bay. Markings: none. History: Unkown. Found Abandoned (Tamil Nadu) Rescued: September 2018.

Current Sponsor: Naintara Reddy


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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: Nanda & Bhavya Chalam


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Breed: Pony. Sex: Filly. Age: 7 months. Height: 7 hh. Colour: Bay. Markings: Star and sock. History: First backwater born baby! Born: (Premature) 30th September 2018. Mother: Piper

Current Sponsor: Rafael Barker


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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: Pony. Sex: Male (Gelding). Height: 10 hh. Age: 15 y/o. Colour: Chestnut. Markings: Star. History: Cart Pony (Mysore). Rescued: Feb 2019.

Current Sponsor: Krishna Morzaria

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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



 

over the rainbow bridge

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Breed: Thoroughbred. Sex: Mare. Height: 16.5 hh. Age: 10 y/o. Colour: Chestnut. Markings: Star. History: Ex Race Horse. Rescued: September 2018.

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Breed: Thoroughbred/Marwari mix. Sex: Gelding. Height: 15 hh. Age: 10 y/o. Colour: Grey. Markings: None. History: Riding horse, Ooty. Rescued: April 2019.