Animals have always been a part of the castle’s everyday life.
A knight and his horse belonged together both in life and in death. At present, Rakvere castle houses one horse throughout the year. Heldar is a Tori horse. Others can try out riding as well. In addition to the horse, the castle also has a family of goats. The old billy goat is called Vassili Ivanovitš, and the nanny goat is called Solomina. Goats and horses occasionally graze on the meadow around the castle and thus offer an interesting view already from afar. During the summer months, there are sheep and geese in the castle as well.