Today our podcast travels to Indonesia, to the tiny group of the Gili Islands. Indonesia has a few native pony breeds which is unusual for a tropical island nation. Horses have always played an important economic as well as religious role in Indonesia and especially so on the Gili Islands, where all motorised vehicles areContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 144: Saving the Ponies of the Gili Islands”
On today’s episode Ute talks with Julie Veloo, Equestrian Adventuress from Canada who made Mongolia her home more than ten years ago. Together with her husband, Julie runs the Veloo Foundation, operating two kindergartens for underprivileged children in Ulan Bator. Julie learned to ride at the age of fifty only after she came to MongoliaContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 127: Living & Riding in Mongolia”
On today’s episode Ute talks with Gabriella Schmidt-Corsitto, dental hygienist and horse lover from Switzerland. In July 2021 she will organise the Great Mongolian Ride, a charity ride crossing Mongolia from West to East and covering more than 3000 km in 10 weeks. She tells us all about how she arrived in Mongolia with herContinue reading “Horse Podcast Ep 84: The Great Mongolian Ride”
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 (shortContinue reading “Volunteering to Help the Horses on Gili T”
Born in a family of wildlife conservationists spanning across India and Africa, Zoha Jung Nambiar 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 herContinue reading “Meet the Woman Who is Running a Horse Sanctuary in India”
Julie shares her experience learning to ride in Mongolia at the age of 50, being the VP of a Charity helping Mongolian kids and the Gobi Gallop.
Life is not a beach for the ponies of the Gili Islands.