Horses in sanctuary

the horse / the donkey

Domesticated for work, sadly many working equines toil in harsh conditions, often overworked to an early death.

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facts about horses and donkeys

In nature, equines are cautious, sensible and highly aware mammals. They are also herd animals, who develop deep friendships and social relationships. 

 There are few true wild horse herds left in the world.  Humans have domesticated and used horses to ‘work’ for us for generations. While today much of this work has been replaced by machinery, but in some places, horses, donkey and mules are a part of tradition or still needed as the only means of income in poorer countries. Sadly, many suffer from poor conditions and lack of medical care. 

Wild Horses in Romania

10 Facts about Horses

Interesting and surprising facts about horses — do you know how tall horses can get?

Wild mares in Letea, Danube Delta

Gallery Wild Horses

Roaming free in the Romanian wilderness

Wild horses

Where the wild horses live

The Romanian wilderness in the Danube Delta is one of the few remaining places in Europe where wild horses can live free.

Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Donkey Puica

Our partner organisation ARCA saved a donkey's life!


what are we doing to help?

FOUR PAWS advocates to improve welfare of working horses all over the world. In Australia, FOUR PAWS is calling to ban horse racing, while we provide working horses, donkeys and mules in Romania and Jordan with much-needed veterinary care.

horse racing

Melbourne Cup: Horses Racing for their Lives

Cruelty prevails in the horse racing industry. Join us in saying Nup to the Cup

Woman and a horse in a barn

Disasters and Your Horse: Are You Ready?

This guide will help you and your horse or other equines get prepared for when disaster strikes

Help for working horses in Petra

Help for Working Horses in Petra

Support the horses in Petra

helping working horses in Romania

Working Horses in Romania

They are often overworked with inadequate veterinary care

A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 

Wildpferde im rumänischen Donaudelta

Help for Wild Horses in Romania

Our birth control programme is helping horses in Romania


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