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Fantastic Open Day!


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Myrna McDermont
(Sunday, Oct 22. 2017 12:31 PM)
Would love to adopt a rescue donkey (or two). I have a small holding in Dargle. There is horse stables and we have some lovely green fields they could graze on. They would be well looked after and loved.
(Wednesday, Oct 25. 2017 07:15 PM)
Hi I’m looking for a sensible under 12 year old gelding ,BOM proof , have to like jumping , I want to event
(Sunday, Nov 12. 2017 09:45 PM)
Looking for a young horse
Taneille Smith
(Monday, Jan 22. 2018 05:57 AM)
HI There – i believe you have a second hand riding shop – i am looking for riding boots size 2?
Thank you
(Monday, Mar 5. 2018 02:42 PM)
I would love to become a regular volunteer of my time and help work with the horses, is that needed? Please let me know how and when I can assist if this is possible.
(Saturday, Jun 9. 2018 01:01 AM)
Do you still have spickles? And what type of breed is she?
Kind Regards
(Tuesday, Jul 24. 2018 07:03 PM)
Good evening Anne,
Pleaase could you give me some info on how adoptions works and steps to follow.
Is Tintin still available?
Kind Regards
Taygen Dyer
(Friday, Sep 21. 2018 09:03 PM)
Please say spickles is still available I am looking for a horse and she sounds perfect I am very passionate about horses and she I think is the one I love her already and I haven’t even met her
(Monday, Oct 15. 2018 05:01 AM)
Is anyone even running this site anymore? Same horses, and comments from 4 years ago showing as recent? Hopefully horses not in same condition. How can we help them when we dont even know what is going on?
(Sunday, Feb 3. 2019 08:37 AM)
Hi. I have a passion for horses n use to do horse riding in polokwane. I would love to volunteer to help look after them in any way possible.
Trevor Weavill
(Tuesday, Oct 8. 2019 12:57 PM)
I am looking to rehome a horse, I am serious and passionate about a long term commitment to a beautiful creature, I would love to come through and view on Saturday after 1pm
(Monday, Dec 30. 2019 08:37 PM)
Is Valiodore available?
I’m a calm rider so he sounds best for me.
(Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 09:10 AM)
hi is Topaz still available? My daughter is looking for a baby horse to nurture and care for, can you help please.
(Sunday, Jan 10. 2021 12:33 AM)
Hi is paradise song and aidens Porsche still available
Fiona van den Berg
(Saturday, May 29. 2021 11:17 PM)
Hi I have emailed but have not had a response. I would very much like to volunteer to help on at your horse care unit once a week. Is this needed? Many thanks.

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Our open day went off very well and we want to thank every single rider and volunteer who offered their time and experience and everybody who donated tack on the day for our rural program.

Preparations for the open day began well before the 20th; horses got worked through the upcoming weeks by their riders and both riders and volunteers helped the grooms turn them out smartly so they’d look their best for our visitors.

Clockwise from top: Visitors walking through our stables and meeting the horses; CHCU Tintin being plaited; Diana and CHCU Annie romping in their paddock

After the welcome, there was a ridden display of some of our horses available for adoption. They behaved well, especially considering that this is the first time they’ve been exposed to the noise and excitement of an event like this. These horses showed their paces very well and a few of them have caught the eye of potential adopters and will be going to forever homes. If you are interested in any of the horses shown, please contact Anne Potts (083 703 7928 or adoptions@coastalhorsecareunit.org.za)

Clockwise from top left: CHCU Kikoman ridden by Shannon; CHCU Princess Rasta ridden by Kathy; CHCU Brandy ridden by Melinda; CHCU Kentucky Boy ridden by Neil

Clockwise from top left: CHCU Seraphim Falls ridden by Kathy; CHCU Skibow ridden by Gemma; CHCU Just Music ridden by Jacqui; CHCU Tonto (recently adopted and ridden by Jessica); CHCU Camino Magic ridden by Debbie; CHCU Tintin ridden by Veronica

The unit horses were followed by some of our adopted horses who were brought in to show how far they’ve come since being adopted and how happy their adopters are with them.

Clockwise from top left: CHCU Arabella; CHCU Aramis ridden by Tracey; CHCU Poise ridden by Tristan; CHCU Tonto ridden by Jessica

After lunch and a talk by Elaine in the training centre about the rural outreach program run by her, we put our rescue horses on parade.

Clockwise from top left: Lollipop being pampered; CHCU Todd (our mascot); CHCU Mondi who is growing up so fast; Godfrey the goat who sternly supervised all that went on from his paddock; CHCU Annie who at 36 years old still looks lovely

The day finished in the best way possible with a loving foster home for CHCU Topaz (a recently orphaned foal) and a demonstration by Wayne Bushnell.

Clockwise from top right: CHCU Topaz with Annie (her new foster mom); the CHCU team after their long day (Brenda, Sheri, Anne, Elaine and Alec); Wayne Bushnell working with CHCU Kentucky Boy.

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