The manureman

So many old professions have been abolished or changed with the arrival of the industrial era. In Crete, on of them was the manureman. His job was collecting equine manure from the streets and roads. Manuremen worked as public servants;

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Success! The Walk with Donkeys sanctuary achieve their fundraising goal!

  Last week I wrote about the fundraising plea of the equine charity in Crete Walk with Donkeys. The charity have been in heavy and urgent need of water for the over 20 equines they protect. I am excited to

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Water crisis appeal for an equine sanctuary

In some places, people take water for granted. In others, they are desperate to save it. I was born and raised in a place where water shortage is always a problem and has to be faced on an individual level; “close

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Documentary: Power In The Blood – The Story of The Irish Thoroughbred

I watched tonight an interesting documentary on the most popular breed for racing, the Irish thoroughbred. The documentary looks into the multi-million racing industry, gives us a glimpse of how hefty the price of a racehorse can be and makes sure

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Two horses found in a donkey sanctuary in Ierapetra – The owners are being sought

I have received a plea from the owners of the charity “Walk with the Donkeys Sanctuary” about two horses -a young stallion and a filly- found on their premises near Anatoli, Ierapetra. They arrived 10 days ago and, despite the hard

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Riding a zebra

While I was searching for nice horsey videos (again), I stumbled upon this video, which shows a lady training with a zebra. Now, I know that, without the stripes, zebra looks like a donkey. Is it possible to ride a

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