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Meet Omar


Arrived 13th July 2018

In June of 2018, a beautiful soft horse was needing somewhere to feel protected and loved. When Alan first laid eyes on this gentle equine, he was affected by his beautiful brown liquid eyes and they reminded him of one of his favourite actor – the Arab actor Omar Sharif and it was not much later on he had the name Omar. Omar is an ancient name meaning eloquent voice. How on earth no one wanted this beautiful horse, who is an approximate age of 18, just shows how gravely unjust the present situation is in respect to human values and the numbers of horses who as we always say ‘through no fault of their own’ are tossed aside and are put in desperate situations often leading to the abattoir.

Whilst we know nothing about his life for the last 18 years which is a disgrace, we do know that he arrived at our gates on the thin side with a thick green blueish muck oozing out of both nostrils and it is proving a very difficult to erase. Many of our supporters heard about Omar and have contributed to his care.The vet has been out to see him, he’s done a course of antibiotics as well as herbal treatments on a daily basis which seems to be having a positive effect on sweet Omar.

One thing we know for sure is that we’ve all fallen in love with this fella and he seems to have taken a liking to us. It is truly a blessing and an honor to be liked by a horse who surely has plenty of reason to never want to befriend humans ever again after being left behind over and over again as far as we can tell. Instead, the noble Omar has consistently shown us the heart and soul of a horse – that which is capable of a deeply forgiving love. More than we could ever imagine possible and can only be shown by such a being as the magnificent horse.

We take our hats off to you Omar and we’re glad you’re here and hope you continue to find peace, love and contentment on these grounds we call Calan Horse Sanctuary.

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