Cavalli Foundation Horse Assisted Therapy Team was invited to Equimur, the annual Regional Horse Fair, to give a talk about their horse rescue work, horse welfare (especially in therapy horses) and the therapy they do with small children who have learning difficulties.
A round table made up of a selection of talks and interviews was organised by the Paraequestrian section of the Murcia Horse Riding Federation to discuss how horses help children, young people and adults to overcome the barriers created by their different abilities, through equine therapy, riding for pleasure or equestrian sport; the onus being on horses’ wellbeing as well as that of the riders.
We’ve just finished field practise with two students of Education from Murcia University. Carmen and Maria were with us from mid-February learning how to take care of horses in Rehab and training to become part of a Horse Assisted Therapy team. It was a great experience for all of us.
We’re happy to say that all the animals are well in spite of scares we’ve had since last month. The young geese started laying and we found the females looking ill. It turned out that they were suffering from Vitamin B deficiency because of the effort involved in producing eggs. They’re now having special food, are much better and we are piled high with goose eggs.
Lily, one of our oldest mares, had a colic. We were very concerned as Lily is well over 20 and this was her first colic. Veronica spent the night treating her, watching over her under vet’s instructions and she is now fully recovered.
As far as the dogs are concerned, there’s a waiting list to see the vet. Alma has to have her Leishmania checked, Luna is being treated for arthritis, Mocca is having another psychological pregnancy and George is down for a leg trauma operation – he will climb trees, jump fences and chase the horses!
Easter is here! Easter Bonnet time!
We’re all ready with our holiday activities; Pony Club Mornings, Camp, Riding lessons and our Easter parade. Anyone wanting to make a booking please call us on 0034 636 172 198,
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our Facebook page.
We would welcome donations to help us keep our animals well and healthy. You can sponsor an animal and come to visit and spend time with the Cavalli family. We look forward to seeing you all.
Old META Riding Centre
La Costera de Alhama