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VOLTERETA

Voltereta (‘Somersault’ in English) is a very special mare. For many years she has always been our little filly. Beautiful, very elegant Voltereta and her mother, Dulcinea, were rescued in an advanced stage of malnutrition, which is a very sad tale because we were never able to fatten her up as we would have wished. She spent many challenging months in our sanctuary suffering the rejection of the other horses as well as serious skin problems. Then one day Marjolein, a volunteer at CYD, appeared in her life, immediately fell in love with her and did not hesitate to take her to Holland. In the photos we have received we see that Voltereta has recovered from her skin problems (the change of climate was one of the reasons why we decided to give her up for adoption despite the fact that she was very dear to us) and they are both clearly happy with one another. *Here it seems to be about Adham, not Voltereta; please check!!!!!! How could this horse – and we – ever have dared imagine that one day this frightened little animal that was locked in a box without food or water so she would die and no longer cost her owner any money would end up living in green Dutch meadows – and in the company of the most incredible girls! But Adham’s companions were not as lucky. When we arrived they were already dead, their teeth broken from gnawing on their stalls in an attempt to eat the very material that made up their prisons. We suffered together with Adham in the days it took for him to return to life – but he made it! A few months later, he met Lisanne at the Centre – and it was love at first sight. With her love and commitment, Lisanne helped us tremendously in the recovery of Adham. Our admiration for our volunteers knows no limits…

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