Indonesia Update: Farrier Training Program on Gili Island.
Indonesia Update: Farrier Training Program on Gili Island in full swing!!
Photo's just in from Sarah Best on Gili Island show the farrier training program funded by Animal Aid Abroad in full swing and going well. Sarah reports that the drivers seem really keen to buy the shoes - success!
Chris Beggs and his apprentice, Samuel from Kelvin Grove Equine in Perth and Kyal Grant from Grant Forge and Farriery from Australia are flat out training two new locals how to make and fit shoes on the Gili Island horses.
This not only provides local employment but provides a long term economical solution to fix a major welfare problem for the horses that work on the island.
Final photos attached show what shoes were like before. ☹️
Thanks to Ellie Hubble [ AAA supporter and donor ], Sarah Best from Trawangan Dive who has been instrumental on the ground organising things at the Gili end and Chris Beggs and his team from Australia who are making this farrier program finally a reality.
Chris and Samuel will be heading onto Jogjakarta next week to help our other program there with Animal Friends Jogja to assist the carriage horses working on the streets of Jogjakarta.