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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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 Gold Circle Support Horse Welfare Yet Again

Gold Circle has again helped horses in need by their generous donation of a Ford Ranger 4X4 to the Official Horse Welfare in KZN, The Coastal Horse Care Unit. The hand over took place at Greyville Race Course Parade ring on the 24 June 2013.  The Coastal Horse Care Unit was in need of a vehicle to continue with their rural outreach program, which helps rural working horses
in the rural areas. Not only have they donated a much needed vehicle, but they are also assisting financially with these outreach clinics.

These rural horses form a vital function for rural people assisting them in herding cattle, transport, tilling fields and pack animals. The horse owners use these horses in sometimes very remote areas where they don’t have access to vets, feed, Farriers etc. CHCU have been making inroads into these areas and assisting these horses and their owners over the last four year.

Gill Olmesdahl Chairperson of The Coastal Horse Care Unit said that “the demand for our work is increasing yearly and the costs are escalating. We currents helping about 1400 rural horses per year. We estimate the amount of horses in the rural areas to be between 4500 – 7000. So we still have a lots of work to do!

Our rural outreach program assists with Dipping, de-worming, inoculating these horses. We also assist with tack which is a huge problem for these horses as they sometimes get terrible injuries from bad fitting and make-shift tack and saddles. We also give in field training where we can. The problems and injuries we find with these rural horses are normally due to lack of resources and ignorance. We believe that Education helps solve Welfare Solutions. We have an Education program in place with the help of an International Horse Welfare organisation which will assist in educating some of these horses’ owners in the care of their horses. This educational
program trains them in Farriery, Saddlery, Wound Care and general horse care.” We hope by giving this training to these horse owners, we will not only be helping the horses, but by giving these rural people these skills, they can earn a living, by helping other horse owners and horses in their areas.

Gill Olmesdahl said this generous donation by Gold Circle who, are the major supporters of CHCU is really going to give us the resources to assist more rural horses. Words cannot describe how thankful we are for their Support.

If anyone would like to support our Rural Outreach program for horses or donate Tack. Please call Vanessa Beets our Clinic Coordinator 083 633 8986

Information regarding our Rural Outreach Program call Gill Olmesdahl 073 550 3061

Robert Mauvis Chairman of Gold Circle hand over the keys to Gill  Olmesdahl Chairman of The Coastal Horse Care Unit

Robert Mauvis Chairman of Gold Circle hand over the keys to Gill
Olmesdahl Chairman of The Coastal Horse Care Unit

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