Equine Rescue France is the blog of ERF, a not-for-profit association created by like-minded individuals in the West of France who are all passionate about welfare in both the short and long term, and are working to promote the well-being of equines in France.
I’ve got to warn you, at times the blog can be a bit upsetting – I can’t believe that people would abandon their horses and donkeys and am glad that there are people about to sort out the mess afterwards.
I’m pretty sure that I’m going to ask the people behind ERF for an interview – their project just seems such a worthwhile thing to do.
Rather than ask my own silly questions, I’ll probably throw open the questions to all the visitors to A Taste of Garlic so that you can ask your, probably less silly, questions too.
To understand the sort of work these people do, take a look at this early extract, taken from a description of a visit to a horse fair…..
“He also had a little chestnut mare, who looked aged, but turned out be approximately 6 or so. She was in a pen with her dark bay yearling filly, who was already taller than her, but still suckling. Her belly was swollen, but it is hard to say whether or not she is in foal or just wormy at this stage. She was extremely thin under her woolly coat and was her filly who also had a lot of mucus around his nose.
These are the two we managed to buy after a whole load of haggling. He wanted to sell the mare only, and the distress to both her and the foal had he managed to do that was unthinkable. The filly would command a higher price for meat because she’s so young, and is the lighter type that the market wants.”
All the best