Taking our own horses to local orphanages brings joy to children who can’t come to Wild Horse Farm, due to lack of transport or lack of permission from the authorities.
On these outings, our boys share their testimony on how the love of God has changed their lives, and they demonstrate their relationship with our horses – through live riding performances to music. At the end, these children get an opportunity to interact with our horses.
We need our own horse trailer, so we can travel to orphanages more often, and with more than one horse.
Currently there are only two options for transporting our horses to children who can’t come to Wild Horse Farm: 1) We pay a transport company to pick up our horses in a cattle truck, or 2) We rent a small one-horse trailer locally.
Both these options are expensive and challenging. The cattle truck doesn’t have a loading ramp, which means a separate stop at a neighbouring farm to access their ramp, when available. Rentals often require repairs – including flat tires, non-functioning lights, broken floorboards / hinges that don’t close – before we can even use them.
Photos below show a) the trailer we usually rent, b) repairs typically needed, c) and how cramped it is for one small horse.
Cattle truck pictures below show a) the size of that rental; b) changing weather conditions we deal with in Brazil; c) inadequate tires for muddy hills; d) assistance from a friendly, helpful local farmer; e) the amount of rain water the horses must stand in when the trailer is an open unit.
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