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Donkey Behaviour and Etology Course

Event date: 
Saturday, 23 September, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 24 September, 2017 - 14:00
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This two- day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience of 48 years of the Donkey Sanctuary. Understanding how donkeys relate to their environment and communicate is critical to training and management. We will start this course by examining the basic equine senses and communication. We will also focus on self-knowledge and personal development and how it has influence in our relationship with equines when we interact with them. Then we will discuss normal and abnormal behaviors and the basic psychology used in training.

Curso de entrenamiento y etología del burro

Illegal rented equines: The worst animal welfare issue at El Rocío

Not all the animals at El Rocio are abused, and there is some incredible horsemanship on display, but it is the rented animals that appear to suffer the most. Most of these animals are old, tired, undernourished, full of open wounds and rented non-stop. Such was the poor state of some animals that 9 of them have been confiscated.

Confiscated mule

All is ready for El Rocio

One more year, El Refugio del Burrito displays an operation to ensure animal welfare during El Rocío Pilgrimage.

With over one million participants and close to 120 brotherhoods, El Rocío is the largest pilgrimage in the Western world. The worshippers will undertake the journey to the chapel of El Rocío (Almonte, Huelva) in carts decorated with colours and ribbons and riding horses, mules and other equines. More than 20,000 animals will accompany them.

bienestar animal el rocio

Guided tour and grooming

Event date: 
Thursday, 29 December, 2016 - 11:00 to Saturday, 31 December, 2016 - 13:00
Event status: 
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Are you in South Spain this Christmas? Do you feel like spending a day surrounded by nature and equines and learning more about this beautiful animals?

On the 29, 30 and 31 of December from 11am to 1pm we will offer guided tours with grooming sessions in our Sanctuary in Fuente de Piedra (Malaga)


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