Tag: Charity

The Equestrian Adventuresses community shares stories and information about various charities and their mission to improve horses lives and make an impact.
Read about their vision and give them support to continue the good work!

Volunteering to Help the Horses on Gili T

Estair was only 16 years old when she headed off, without adult supervision, to volunteer with a horse rescue organisation on the Gili islands in Indonesia. Her parents, although initially concerned, decided to trust her and the organisation with this project. Estair tells us about this life changing experience helping horses on Gili T (short for: Gili Trawangan, the biggest of the three Gili islands). She allso shares why more teenagers should get involved in such projects.

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Meet the Woman Who is Running a Horse Sanctuary in India

Born in a family of wildlife conservationists spanning across India and Africa, Zoha started a horse sanctuary in her family’s wildlife resort in southern India. She is involved firsthand in the rescue and rehabilitation of equines who then get to spend the rest of their lives in the sanctuary while she continues her quest to resolve man-animal conflicts around forests.

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EQA Interview with Julie Veloo on Learning to Ride in Mongolia

Julie shares her experience learning to ride in Mongolia at the age of 50. Not only did she find a new passion, but also a new mission in life. Consequently she went on to become the VP of a Charity helping Mongolian kids and created the Gobi Gallop.

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Ponies in Paradise – The Life of a Carriage Horse on the Gili Islands

The crystal blue ocean sparkles under the hot midday sun. As the boat slowly docks. My excitement builds as I step onto the island of Gili Air for the first time. I swing my backpack over my shoulder and am herded onto the dock with the other tourists. Waiting there is a line of ponies and carts ready to take us to our hotels in this little paradise. A beautifully coloured horse carriage and a cute pony catch my attention first on the Gili Islands. But as I move closer I see that the ponies are tiny, no more than 12hh. Each of them is attached to their carts with ill-fitting, sharp straps. Life is not a beach for the ponies of the Gili Islands.

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