Help plant seeds to help working horses
In many communities across Guatemala and Nicaragua, working horse owners are unable to provide the right diet and care for their working horses.
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Poor nutrition means that horses suffer. This is why we need your help today.
Owners need the means to care for their horses. The people we work with care passionately about their horses and want to see them healthy and strong, but they simply don't know how to achieve these aims.
You can help us to introduce the right feed to working horses in Central America.
In Pueblo Ralo, advisor Mayki Arriola has been working with horse owner Carlos and his mare, Mariposa, to improve the welfare of his horse. Mayki has taught Carlos about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, such as native grasses and crops, and Mariposa has started a course of natural wormer.
The wormer is made using locally-grown medicinal plants and the doses must be repeated regularly. After using the natural wormer, Mariposa's body score has improved (from 1.5 to 2) and her weight has increased (260kg to 268kg). Carlos has seen the positive effect of the wormer and has recognised a significant surge in Mariposa's appetite. He is delighted with the results and, based on this and other successes, Mayki has been administering the wormer and educating other horse owners in Carlos' community.
This is just one of the many success stories in the region - and your ongoing support can help create more.
Help us plant the seeds to help more working horses.
With your support we can plant more seeds of change which help to empower more people in Central America to care for and feed their horses properly.
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