February saw the first school visits of the year. School groups came from Totana, Lorca and Torre Pacheco. In total about 150 primary school children and 50 secondary school children spent a morning at Cavalli Foundation learning how to ride with kindness and consideration, how to take care of horses, ponies and donkeys, how to tend plants in a vegetable and herb garden and respect for nature in general.
A couple of weeks ago 5 new geese appeared in Cavalli garden. Before Christmas it was 16 cockerels and with our five new arrivals we now have 22 adult geese. Things are getting a bit rowdy to say the least as we head into mating season!
In January we were asked to help find a good, loving home for Flash, a competition Show Jumper that developed a thrombosis overnight making further competition impossible for him. His owners wanted him to have a retirement with people who would respect his condition, love him and take care of him. However, in the meantime, he was receiving excellent treatment from the veterinary team at Murcia University Equine Hospital and his condition has improved so much that his owner has decided to keep him on the yard where she trains in Competition Showjumping. For the time being he will be giving gentle classes to novice riders under her watchful eye until she decides it’s time to retire him. Then, he will have plenty of Cavalli forever homes to choose from.
Cavalli Foundation has been busy taking bookings for Half Term Pony Club mornings and Camp and Easter riders are chomping at the bit and can hardly wait for their holidays to get back to see their horsey friends.
To start the Easter holidays on a very special note, we’re really excited to be able to tell you that on March 4th Cavalli Foundation will be featured in the programme on Channel 4, A New Life in the Sun. Don’t miss it!
For Easter riding activities, book by phone on 0034 636 172 198, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or click on our Facebook page.
We are still at:
META Riding Centre
Nr Los Ventorrillos
La Costera de Alhama