Mare found tethered with a metal head collar in Ierapetra

On their walk to the beach, the founders of the charity Walk with the Donkeys, passed by a field between Stomion and Kalogeroi (Ierapetra area), in which the lovely mare of the photo wearing a metallic head collar. The mare is

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Stable vices and how to cope with them

  Inspired by a video on Epona TV, I thought I should write a post about stable vices and ways to counter them. We often see horses doing movements which seem a bit weird; moving around the stable in circular

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End of road for Totilas’ career?

Last Thursday was a bad one for the German dressage team at the 2015 FEI European Championships in Aachen. From the first moment of the appearance of Totilas’ and his new rider, Matthias Rath in the arena, it appeared that

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Reflecting on animal abandonment with the help of a video

I searched a lot to find a non-disturbing image of animal abandonment. All of them were pretty much the same; skin-an-bone bodies, filthy places, charity people fixing someone else’s mess. Unnecessary pain caused to creatures that had not demanded to

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The abandoned-horse epidemic

When Yannis suggested finding a horse for me, I asked him who would be responsible for its nutrition, its vetting, its shoes. Who would be responsible for its care when I would be away. And me being a beginner both

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