Whilst we are always happy to receive donations to help care for the horses and run the organisation, HRA will at times run specific appeals to cover various special costs. One such appeal is our annual Winter appeal where we ask that you donate just $5 to cover the cost of one horse’s breakfast.
Winter is a time when growth slows in our paddocks and all the horses require supplementary feeding on a daily basis. We tailor each horse’s diet to suit their requirements. Some of our smaller ponies have a tendency to put on a little too much podge, so require a lower sugar diet. Some of our older horses have poor dentition so need softer food or higher calories to keep them in good shape. To cover everyone’s needs we must purchase a variety of feeds and mix and match accordingly. There is no one size fits all approach! Our Winter appeal helps cover the cost of buying feed, as well as other dietary supplements the horses may need.
2017 sees us launch a 2nd annual appeal at Christmas time, specifically to raise funds for a special purpose. This year its to buy the materials to build five new paddock shelters to keep our horses cool in summer and warm and dry in winter. We’ll also be running a working bee to erect them once we’ve bought the materials, so if you’re handy on the tools we’d love your help. Please get in contact so we can get a list of names together for people with the right skills for the job! This is what we’re aiming for.