Some of the sanctuary horses are shown here in the evening sun, they cast long shadows as they graze. The grass is sweet as it’s recently been ‘topped’ or cut down to keep the field in good shape. Our horses are very much a herd which is the natural state for this species. Keeping them on their own or with changing companions is not natural for them. They are herd animals and all have their place in the group. There is always leader, which is Misty, one of the older mares, in this group. She decides what is happening next, the rest follow on.
We try to give the horses as natural a life as possible. They need a large area to roam in and plenty of shelter from the wind and rain. We need field shelters for our horses and are putting them on our ‘Wish List’ because even when it’s summer the horses seek shelter and like to get out of the sun. If anyone can help us buy a field shelter the horses would love it. A donation towards the ‘Field Shelter Fund’ would be magnificent – we’ll send you an Adoption Certificate for one of our rescued horses or ponies by return.