Having spent many years as a child growing up and holidaying in Gower, South Wales, getting to know the fabulous beaches and dramatic scenery it had always been a life long dream to one day retire to the area.

When that day came, we moved to Woodfield in Welshmoor near Swansea for what we hoped would be a quieter life, at a slower pace………… Those plans were dramatically changed, when within one month our first rescued ponies started to arrive and from then on there has been a never ending stream of horses arriving, often in quite large numbers.

On one memorable occasion over 20 arrived in one night, some have been in road accidents, several orphan foals, and many colts and stallions needing castrating . It soon became apparent that we needed to create a safe haven for some of these desperate horses and ponies.

We enjoy getting to know these rescued animals on an individual basis, and watching them respond and in many cases start the often long road back to trusting people again.

Who We Are

Here at Woodfield Animal Sanctuary, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We are a sanctuary for animals. We are based in the Gower peninsula and rescue all types of animals, from horses to ponies, from sheep to cats.