Horse Care Transport Vehicle & Workhorse (Recovery from last year's fires)
- By: Kurt Plociennik
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/horse-care-transport-vehicle-workhorse
After our devastating Garden Route fire crises in Plettenberg Bay, on 7 June 2017, we were approached by the local Kranshoek rural settlement, to help them remove and save their horses as soon as possible, to a safe area where they would not be caught in the flair-ups again.
Our Kranshoek Horse Team is made up of volunteers whom struggle on a daily basis to get to the horses for general care, hauling feed and equipment, and moving a horse is just as challenging. In order to secure the welfare and a sustainable future, we have started working with their Owners to teach them the importance of responsible Horse Ownership and Horsemanship skills. This has proven hugely successful over the past 12 months, and the children love all the new possibilities, which the future hold for them and their horses.
We need an all-rounder vehicle which can load heavy loads, transport feed, tow a horsebox in an emergency and transport the kids around Kranshoek when needed, as lack of transport is a huge problem for us currently, so we would like to have the freedom to collect them regularly to help, to train, visit their horses, do work with their horses. The used bakkie is for sale for a bargain and also needs some repairs and service done.
This bakkie/truck will also play a vital role serving as work horse for horse transport, erecting fences, building of the yard, promotional gear and for transporting horse/rider equipment.