After years of mistreatment, Romeo the miniature horse came to us unwilling to shelter indoors even in the worst weather. While tied up, unable to run away, Romeo had been abused by his previous owners and was naturally afraid of people, and especially the stables. Now Romeo gets to wander freely around the sanctuary, and has even overcome his fears with the help of his donkey friends.
At first we weren’t certain if Solomon and Bartholomew would accept another male into their herd because Romeo kept his distance, and slept and grazed separately. But he won them over eventually, and is now happy to nuzzle with people, eat apples in the barn, and enjoy his life in peace.