It’s a horses’ life at the Pyramids
Horses, old, large and small are hosted at the Great Pyramids. These horses are what tourists see and often ride when visiting one of the most famous attractions in the world.
Unfortunately, the lack of tourism has hit hard on these horses. If you want to ride around the pyramids, try to find animals that are treated well and with respect. They are there, you just have to look for them.
“Most of the owners we work with have low incomes and many are illiterate. Money is restricted to pay for veterinary care and access to updated equestrian resources is limited. Hence, old methods used by their fathers and grandfathers, are relied upon . The main goal for PFK is to educate owners to better understand their animals’ needs.”
These words comes from the Prince Fluffy Careem web page, one of many sanctuaries who work with the animal life around the pyramids. The major aim for the organization is not to judge, but to let the horses rest from their daily chores, to heal and above all, to educate owners on how to best take care of the animals. Horse keeping around the pyramids is today based on old methods and nothing will ever be changed if the owners face constant criticism.
Editor in Chief Maria took these pictures around the pyramids.