'Sponsor a horse' with IHWT
Published 06/09/2011 | 05:00
The Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT) has launched a new 'Sponsor a Horse' scheme that will enable horse loving kids and families to participate in the rehabilitation work done by the charity at its farm in Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow.
The sponsorship programme is aimed at those who wish to form a unique friendship with horses that have suffered and been abused or neglected.
"We have six adorable ponies and horses that need kind sponsorship from families for less than €5 per month," explains IHWT co-founder Sharon Newsome.
"All horses and ponies were subject to dreadful cruelty and neglect and arrived in heartbreaking condition. Most may not have survived for much longer had the IHWT not intervened," she says.
"We have found many people are looking for something to share with their children or an elderly relative that doesn't involve shopping.
"Sponsoring an IHWT horse or pony offers a different experience; one that makes them feel fulfilled and can be so inspiring."
With costs of over €300,000 to run the IHWT farm and support the 92 horses and ponies living there, the charity more than ever needs sponsors to get involved and make a difference.