“Like a phoenix from the ashes, they may defeat you, burn you, insult you, injure you, and abandon you. But they will not, shall not, and cannot destroy you. For you, like Rome, were built on ashes, and you, like a phoenix, know how to resurrect." ~ Nikita Gill


A bright new future awaits this little pony.  Phoenix shares a story with so many horses and ponies across the country.


Purchased as companions for kids who have long since outgrown their interest for them, these forgotten souls end up suffering as a result.

Exacerbated by the drought and a lack of feed, neglect can escalate quickly when animals, dependent on our care, aren't given the consideration they deserve.


We were alerted to Phoenix's plight, and he was surrendered to the Sanctuary in January of 2020.

Phoenix arrived weighing just 83kg, very underweight and severely malnourished.

Since his arrival, Phoenix has received parasite control, proper nutrition, dental care, hoof care, a good wash, warm rugs and the kindness and support he needs to regain his confidence with people again.

Phoenix may be small, but he's a little firecracker with a huge personality. As an older gentleman, he will spend out his years in our care at Sanctuary with his buddies Lancelot and Molly the mule.

You can support his journey by becoming his sponsor.

Help Protect Horses

Horses are majestic, powerful yet incredibly sensitive animals.  Sadly they are also some of the most frequently neglected and discarded of animals.  The Australian racing industry sends over 10,000 horses to their deaths each year, they are used in rodeos and to pull carts for tourists. 

When you sponsor a Little Oak horse you will be helping protect horses. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual horses and the plight of their kind across the nation. 


Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about horses through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the horses at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.

Become an



Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?

Your contribution


Could help Little Oak provide food for horses who have come from abuse, neglect or abandonment


Could provide heath care for a rescue horse for a month


Could help Little Oak provide care for a horse with nowhere else to turn



A horse sponsorship makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special sponsorship gift pack includes a stunning colour A4 photograph, Little Oak fact book, sponsorship certificate, and more. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.

There are 3 different levels of sponsorship:

  1. $25 - receive sponsorship pack (certificate, photo & story) via email

  2. $50 - receive printed certificate, A4 printed photo, story in a stunning A4 folder

  3. $75 - receive a printed certificate, A4 printed photo, and story in a stunning A4 folder along with an organic Phoenix horse tote bag valued at $35

All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.


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