Projects

Spirit

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Spirit has wonderful free forward movement and is a good all-rounder. She is very kind and responsive and is ideal for riders without much muscle power. She is our alpha mare and her best friend is Hercules, who is always by her side when they are in the paddock.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Hercules

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Hercules is very intuitive and relates to his disabled charges with great sensitivity. His slim build and long rhythmic stride make him an ideal mount for our di-plegic and hemi-plegic riders. He is extremely reliable and cooperative. He has bonded closely with Spirit, but ensures that she does not get too bossy in the paddock.

 

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Peat

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Peat’s main hobby is food, but he also loves kicking a ball around with our stable manager and has delighted many visitors at our Centre with a display of his amazing dexterity. Peat works mostly with our mentally challenged and autistic riders, but his broad build and steady stride also make him very suitable for riders with ataxia and balance issues.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Ashgar Thomas

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Thomas has been at the EARTH Centre for many years and really knows the ropes. This wise statesman is steady and reliable, both on and off the lead rein and his calm temperament makes him most suitable for work with our autistic riders.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Blueberry

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

“Blue” is a very confident, gregarious soul and specialises in looking after our smaller cerebral palsy riders. He is a very versatile pony who takes his work seriously, but loves jumping in his free time.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Cosmos

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

“Cozzie” is a quiet, gentle lady and very serious about her work. Not having had the best start in life herself, she thrives on quiet, consistent handling and is starting to come out of her shell. 

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Dick Tracey

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

This gorgeous little chap has a big heart and loves people to fuss over him. “Dicky” is our oldest team member and is a real character. He looks after our small riders, giving them confidence. He loves being groomed and will stand patiently for hours to allow his young charges to perform this service. Off duty, he is a bit of an escape artist, always looking for a tasty titbit and has, on occasion, even found his way into helpers’ vehicles to inspect their shopping for treats.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Sherry

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Sherry works with our smaller riders with cerebral palsy, but also has a wonderful rapport with those who do not or cannot ride. She is extremely patient with children who just want to touch or talk to her and enjoys their efforts at grooming her. She is actually quite shy, but is firm friends with Sunny and they spend all their free time together.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Sunwillow Sunbird

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

“Sunny” is a quiet and thoughtful individual, although he also enjoys playing in the paddock. He is, however, generally more content in Sherry’s company, and the two of them are often seen grazing peacefully side by side. Sunny’s steady temperament makes him very suitable for our interactive grooming programme and he is popular with mentally and physically challenged riders alike. Sunny has a penchant for helping with deep trauma.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Thandi and Unathi

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Although they are diminutive in size, they have huge personalities and love people. They are the main therapists in our interactive Chat and Pat programme and work with those who are unable to ride i.e. the severely disabled, the frail and the elderly. They are also EARTH Centre ambassadors and are always sure to attract a crowd.

ZAR 1 200.00Raised 4.62%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Melodie Fair

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

“Melodie” brings a new dynamic to the herd through her elegance and vivacious nature. Along with Spirit she is the other apple of Hercules’ eye. Melodie is steadfast and always shows a gentle curiosity in the children and those around her. She carries our larger and more sensitive children.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Eric

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Eric immediately began assisting in lessons because of his very thoughtful and calm behaviour, even in unknown circumstances. He has proved to be extremely adaptable making him a very safe ride for our spastic cerebral palsy children that he loves to work with.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Bo

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Bo came from the Society for Animals in Distress (SAID) in Vorna Valley. He needed a change of career from being a coal yard pony in Tembisa, and became an equine therapist at our centre thus beginning his journey to helping people in different ways. He is a very curious gentleman who is intrigued by this type of work. He has proved to be a self-assured and steadfast pony and when he commits to something it is whole heartedly.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Zahla

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Zahla’s sensitivity combined with his capacity for discernment makes him a vital member of our team, especially when working with our autistic riders and anyone experiencing distress and trauma.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Little Wonder

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Little Wonder is a spirited young lady with much potential. She shows a strong character which is tempered by gentleness and generosity.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Dilly

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Dilly is one of the most adorable ponies at the EARTH Centre, loved by all our young riders. He is one of our older team members and is level-headed in situations that others may find distressing. He is therefore a dependable teacher particularly for the young ones beginning with dressage and jumping.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Red Burgundy

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

“Red” is an athletic chap with a lot of character. He is determined to push his riders to reach their full potential through clear and correct riding. He is a very good jumper and dressage competitor in our EduRide and Equitherapy programmes. 

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Sheba

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Sheba is the ultimate lady and is always ready to pose for the camera. She is pretty and of a more refined character, bringing warmth and support to her riders. Sheba works with riders in our Equitherapy and EduRide programmes and is able to jump and do dressage. 

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 26 000.00Goal

Zorro

Start Date: April 1, 2017
End Date: March 30, 2018

Zorro is privately owned, but lives at and is half baited by the EARTH Centre.

ZAR 0.00Raised 0.00%Donated ZAR 13 000.00Goal