Summer’s almost here and our poor donkeys, Sol and Lucero, are really suffering from summer skin allergy caused by the heat and the flies. They have open sores all over their legs. Veronica is trying to keep ahead of it with natural remedies, but the sores itch and our boys rub against any rough surface and make them bleed. Fortunately our young Scottish Veterinary students from Glasgow University will soon be back to do their 2nd year EMS placement and they’ll be sure to give Sol and Lucero a good going over whilst they’re here.
On the Education front, we have just had visits from the infants of Ana Maria Matute School in Murcia. Their teachers were so impressed with Cavalli workshops, the activities with our horses and the bilingual teaching that next academic year we will receive all their primary pupils and so extend our message about respect and care for animals, nature and the environment.
We have also continued our work teaching secondary students about how they can help as volunteers taking care of the animals and being involved in therapy sessions. We were asked to give a talk at the IES Valle de Leiva secondary school in Alhama as part of a new initiative organised by Alhama Social Services.
Cavalli therapeutic team has tarted a new project with D’Genes, Alhama. D’Genes is the association for people suffering from rare diseases. The project is called ‘Caballito de Mar’ (Seahorse) in keeping with the meaning of Rare Diseases; only one or two in a whole ocean. People who suffer from rare diseases find themselves alone in a medical system that doesn’t cater for minorities, so alternative remedies and therapies are vital for them.
At the moment we are taking bookings for all our summer activities, Camps, Pony Club mornings and Riding and Hacking. We already have quite a tight agenda. Early booking would be a good idea!
We enjoy having people over to visit and spend time with us and the animals. If you would like to call in, maybe bring a grandchild for a little pony ride, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tel 0034 636 172 198 or Whatsapp
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All our rescue animals need constant care and attention, not to mention food, so any donations, however small, would be most welcome!
We are still at the old META Riding Centre in La Costera de Alhama, on the Rm-603 not far from Los Ventorrillos.