Isle of Man Holiday Home
In Belarus, a shelter for retired horses is still a dream with the status of “utopia”. However, people on the Isle of Man have made such a dream a reality.
The Isle of Man is a state located between Scotland and Ireland. The island is unique in that there is still a konka - a tram that is pulled by horses.
This is hard work for horses, and a time comes when they can no longer do it. After the retirement of the maned laborers, they are sent to a shelter where horses are provided with a comfortable life: grazing in spacious meadows, high-quality food, communication with other horses and caring for people.
The shelter occupies a large territory (92 ha), and in addition to horses, donkeys and ponies live there.
The rest house for retired horses is open to visitors, and admission is free. But you can buy souvenirs or leave a donation. But horses are kept at the expense of a charity foundation, founded in the 50s of the 20th century.
The shelter for horses is open every day, but from November to April does not accept visitors. The exception is Christmas Eve, when many tourists arrive on the island.