Calling all Horse/Pony enthusiasts! Support the Western Shoppe ‘BUY A HORSE SHOE’ Fundraising Initiative and help those in need!
Western Shoppe is currently running an exciting fundraising campaign, in aid of The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID). Visiting patrons and regular customers of Western Shoppe are asked and encouraged to buy a R20 token, which they can personalise and place on the walls in store.
All funds are donated to SAID to help the organisation fund the need for horse shoes. SAID runs an empowering Coal-Yard Project to help the horse owners of Tembisa in building a sustainable business through the care and welfare of their working horses.
There are currently 180 horses on the programme. During the icy winter months, these horses work many hours, walking along uneven, degraded and often rubbish-strewn roads, delivering coal to the communities. Their shoes are worn through and damaged because of the surfaces they walk on and require replacement often.
The SAID Coal-Yard Project manager, Nathalie Pope and her handlers as well as a qualified farrier ensures the horses are re-shoed as often as necessary, in some cases, every week. The programme also provides professional veterinary care, deworming, vaccinating and micro-chipping of the horses.
For more about the Coal-Yard Project:
Please call SAID on 011 466 0261 or 083 643 9480.
Western Shoppe, 152B Capricorn Drive, Paulshof Ext 40 Tel: +27 11 361-2000