Horse charity launches South American horse care appeal


A HORSE charity is calling on members of the public to help working horses in Nicaragua by donating a care pack.

World Horse Welfare has just launched their ‘Care to Share’ Appeal to improve the lives of the horses who work continuously in extremely tough conditions.

They are asking for donations of the care packs which consist of basic horse care tools to help teach horse owners in the Central American country to better care for their horses.

The care pack consists of a hoof pick, brush, sponge, dandy brush and a fly fringe which members of the charity’s International team will show local horse owners how to use as part of an educational programme they are running in the country.

Every day in Nicaragua the charity sees working horses suffering from parasites, lameness, frequent rub wounds, untreated injuries and infections and it is hoped that these care packs will go some way to alleviate the problems.

Head of Programme Development at World Horse Welfare, Karen O’Malley said: “The aim is for these care packs to leave a lasting legacy of better horse care in the communities we have worked in as they raise awareness about the basic needs of the horse to their owners.

“Our daily care pack is full of items requested by our training team to help support the programme they are running with the local community.  Getting people closer to their horses by teaching them how to look after them each day will help prevent many of the major problems we see before they actually arise.  We have already sold more than 300 care packs, with the first batch being sent out to the country in May.  Now we are launching the appeal to the wider public and hope we will continue to get lots of support.”

Shires Equestrian is kindly sponsoring each pack which you can buy for a Nicaraguan horse for only £4.99 on the World Horse Welfare website.  The pack  will then be given to a working horse in Nicaragua, providing their owner with the means to give them the basic daily care they deserve.


Can you help World Horse Welfare to provide much-needed care packs to these hard working horses?  For more details on how to donate please visit or call 01953 497239.