...my treasures do not sparkle they clink,
they shine in the sun and neigh in the night...




Bardo is a hinny: a cross between a horse and a female donkey... unlike the mule, which is born from a donkey and a mare. Both mule and hinny are sterile: they cannot reproduce with each other and are therefore rarer than horses and donkeys. If the mule is known for its strength and endurance (in fact, he is bigger, because he takes the size of his mother), the hinny is known for his strong personality! And in fact, Bardo is no different: although small in stature, he holds all the horses he must deal with.

He was one of the first to arrive at our rescue centre, back in 2008, after our first seizure for mistreatment: the owner kept him and other animals tied up in a filthy, rubbish-filled patch of earth, without enough food and water and full of parasites. Probably his only purpose was to resell them at the first good opportunity, perhaps to the butcher. Bardo was very turbulent in his early years, a real pest! Then, as he grew older, he became decidedly calmer but never lost his temper: as soon as he can, he keeps breaking out of the fences in such ways that we can't even tell where he is coming from. By now we have come to terms with him, because that's how he is: all to be discovered and known!