4×4 drivers and foot scouts needed
From 17 -19 2013 January, we are going to Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga (not Cape Town) for a wild horse outreach to help Reinette – who is known as the local horse lady. We are going to count and document the entire wild horse population of Kaapsehoop by taking photos of them and compiling information. This will entail some serious 4×4 driving. Vehicle sponsors have not yet been confirmed, but even without them, we will have more than enough space for those of you who want to join us. We also need foot scouts who can walk the escarpment and in and about town to document the horses there. So, we will welcome anyone who wants to join us in a non-4×4 vehicle for the weekend as well.
Care for the horses
Most importantly, however, we need money for the Wild Horse Fund – a fund that was established to take care of wild horses in need. Since they don’t belong to anybody, they need help from the community if they get sick or get injured – the vet bills to help just one horse can run into thousands of Rands in no time – despite the local vet’s generosity. Sometimes a mother horse dies and Reinette has to raise the orphaned foal – or as in Arial’s case, save her and nurse her back to health after nearly drowning. The formula foals are fed on costs about R500 per 15kg. They go through 30 kg per four to six weeks. This is apart from any other medication or food they need.
Get in touch or stay tuned
I will post more information closer to the time, but for now all you need to know is that we are going to help the horses; we need donations in order to do that; we will camp in Kaapsehoop in order to spend as little money as possible on the weekend and give all we have to the horse fund; we are going to have a wild horse adventure of note; meet the most wonderful people; go horse riding on the Sunday morning and go home inspired and fulfilled.
Please let me know if you are interested in joining us. I will gladly draw up a letter that you can show to your company or to approach other companies with for donations.