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




In the autumn of 2019 an apparently ownerless, rather beautiful horse was found just wandering about on dangerous roads in Querceto, a town in the Comune di Montecatini Val di Cecina. Excellent teamwork by IHP, Gavol, Polizia Municipale and a few members of the public got him taken to a safe area, and in the meantime, investigations led to identifying the horse as having been left abandoned for years on a property owned by a failed business. His two donkey companions were found dead.
Egidio (baptised thus by the volunteers involved in the case) was given food and water, tranquillised and registered with an ID: ready for his new life. Through our selection procedure he was assigned to his forever home. After a period of rehabilitation work to reintroduce him to contact with human beings (for he had basically become wild again) he today enjoys a life in sunny pastures, petted by his adoptive family or with his nose stuck in a huge pile of hay, his great dark eyes looking out over the top.