With your support Tamborine Horse Retreat was able to save yet another horse destined for the slaughter.
Tamborine Horse Retreat would like to say a special thanks to the residents of Tamborine Mountain for dipping into their pockets to help save the life of ‘Hugo’.
President of the Tamborine Horse Retreat Louise Francis was able to purchase the beautiful 11-year-old thoroughbred from a ‘dogger’ before he was sent to the slaughterhouse.
“We were able to buy him for $500 and it was all through the donations from the local Tamborine Mountain community,” said Louise.
“It will take up to 6 months to rehabilitate him but we’ve only had him for one week and he’s already starting to put weight on which is a really good sign.”
The Tamborine Horse Retreat, with the aid of the Eagle Heights Bakery, decided to run a raffle to help raise funds and give local residents the opportunity to name the horse.
The Tamborine Neglected Horse Retreat Raffle was drawn on Sunday at Eagle Heights Bakery with Louise’s daughter Tylanni pulling out the winning name: ‘Hugo’.
Through a combination of donations and selling of raffle tickets, Eagle Heights Bakery raised $1,125 for the Tamborine Horse Retreat.
Raffle winners, were:
- Jeff won a basket of fruit and vegetables from Bungunyah Manor.
- Jacqui D won a loaf of bread a day for the month of May from Eagle Heights Bakery.
- Bette Hammond won a Morgan and Rodgers gift basket.
Joan Trevor from the Eagle Heights Bakery said she visited the Tamborine Horse Retreat on Monday saying Hugo had settled into his new home nicely.
“The bandage on his foot had been removed and he graciously let a little girl ride him, he is a beautiful, gentle natured horse,” she said.
“People really should go down to the retreat and see the horses to understand the extent of what Louise is doing; it is absolutely amazing.”
If you would like to show your support, contact Louise Francis on 0431 278 884 or visit the Tamborine Horse Retreat website: www.tamborinehorseretreat.com.