Welcome to the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust  
Rescue Rehabilitation Rehoming 

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Great Hay & Feed Appeal 2022

It’s July and it may seem like a long way off before we should be worrying about winter, but we need to ensure Lluest Horse and Pony Trust’s Great Hay and Feed Appeal’s target of £4,000, is reached well before its onset. Last winter, we spent £8,000 on feed, hay and bedding for the rescues living at Lluest Horse and Pony Trust. 

Click below to read more about our concerns for this winter …..


Taking Care of Elderly Horses and Ponies

With advances in veterinary medicine and more knowledge, horses like humans are now living longer. Many horses and ponies that have had good welfare throughout their lives, are now remaining healthy and active well in to their 20’s and 30’s. Taking care of elderly horses and ponies takes a lot of time and expense, especially if they have other health issues or their dental health deteriorates.

Click below to read more about the challenges of looking after older horses and ponies…..


Maggie’s Story

When we received a call from another charity in April, concerned for a foal, we knew that despite it being late evening we had to respond with the utmost urgency..

Click below to read the hopeful rescue story of orphaned foal Maggie, and how you can support her journey towards a fulfilling life…


Connie’s Story

Sometimes the most amazing stories are the ones you have to wait to tell.

When we received a call from a walker in mid-March 2020, concerned for a foal, we knew that despite lockdown we had to respond with the utmost urgency..

Click below to watch and read the heart-breaking and hopeful story of Connie, rescued in lockdown against the odds and how you can support her journey towards a fulfilling life…


Welcome to Lluest Horse and Pony Trust

We’re proud to be one of only two National Equine Welfare Council member equine welfare charities in Wales.

Founded in 1985 by the remarkable late Ginny Hajdukiewicz, Lluest has rescued over 400 ponies in 35 years. While Ginny sadly passed away at 38, the trust is her legacy. 

Lluest, meaning ‘haven’ in Welsh, strives to provide a place of safety and rescue to horses and ponies who have been victims of abandonment, cruelty and neglect on our 40 acre farm in the Brecon Beacons.

 Our work

Rescue is just the beginning for our horses, ponies and donkeys. Our experienced small team tailor our care to each animal, to provide for their individual needs through rehabilitation. Once back at optimum health, our ultimate aim is always to find each pony a loving experienced Guardian home. We believe every horse and pony deserves a second chance to flourish in safety.

Every horse and donkey owner should have the resources and information available on how to meet their animal’s welfare and five needs,  read more here.

Help us care for rescued ponies at this difficult time

Please click to read our statement in response to COVID19

How you can help 


Sponsor a pony

Rehoming isn’t always a viable option for some horses and ponies, who will have a place of haven and safety at Lluest for as long as they need it. Support our long-term residents by sponsoring a pony.



Providing a home to a rescue is the most rewarding journey. We can’t promise perfection, but we wouldn’t want them any other way. Our Guardian network is trusted with the care of over 100 rescued horses and ponies, with our team supporting every step of the way.


 Support our work

As a small charity and independent rescue organisation, we rely solely on public support. We couldn’t continue without you. There are so many ways you can support us and make a difference to rescued ponies.


Lets stay in touch 

Do you want to hear from the frontline of rescue and rehabilitation across South Wales?

Our rescues have incredible stories to tell. If you’d like to recieve updates about our work and updates about our horses, ponies and mules to your inbox, please subscribe to our email newsletter. It’s a completely free way to stay in the know about all things Lluest!