The horse in the picture has been seriously burnt by her owner, a man of Cernavoda. While he was drinking vodka, the alcohol set on fire, perhaps because of a cigarette Since then we’ve been visiting her daily (she’s into her 4th month of >pregnancy) to cure her wounds with antibiotics, antibacterial and antibugs creams and a mixture of betadine and sugar to help the healing process. We’re hoping to publish the pictures of her healing soon.The burnt horse, after nearly two months of therapy. She would have certainly died, had we not seen her that day, when her wounds were swarming with fly larvae and fly eggs.
We’ve been told about Coka last August. She was forced to draw little carts full of old iron tools, in spite of the fact she had an injured leg and was clearly underfed. His owner had tried to ‘cure’ her by burning her leg with a red hot iron. Then, using the fire, he had marked her with many numbers on both sides to be able to recognize her in case of theft. Coka is only 3 years old but she looks like she’s 10. We’ve taken her, one morning at 7.00, aboard of our van. What an emotion to transport a horse! When she got out she found herself before an immense lawn and she started eating with a passion I had never seen before in a horse. She couldn’t believe she had all that grass availableWe sent an intermediary to negotiate. At first, the owner asked for 500 euros. Then we agreed the sum of 250 euros, generously given by a swiss supporter and by the volunteers at Atra in Neuchatel. If we hadn’t redeemed her, Coka would have soon become lamed and would have been slaughtered like many horses in Romania are at the end of their “career”.
Now Coka lives free in the fields around the Danube at Cernavoda together with other 3 horses, all under the custody of our vet Valentin Georgescu, our collaborator and horse lover.Coka, by now in a wonderful shape, after 6 months of care, runs free across the estate of the Cernavoda vet who’s hosting her.