Monday, January 27, 2014

A Mercedes Horse

In the first world, horses are essentially very high class pets. They are used for sports, fun, companionship, but very little for work. In Egypt, there are enormous numbers of families who depend on horses for their livelihood. There are plenty of animal rescue sites that post pictures of poor, thin working horses here but there are also wonderfully fit, cared for horses that we call Mercedes horses. Their owners do everything they can to take care of them. This horse was standing in one of the poorest areas of Cairo, but the care is very evident.

2 comments:

William Kendall said...

It looks like a magnificent horse!

The Equestrian Vagabond said...

I would've done a double take at him if I'd whizzed by!
- The Equestrian Vagabond