Mane Chance Sanctuary – Presentation.
July 5th, 2019.
We were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £10,000 – money we raised from our Purple Poppy Anniversary Ball at Ascot Racecourse on June 8, 2019 – to Mane Chance Sanctuary towards their new minibus appeal. The specially adapted vehicle will be used to bring children and young adults to the Sanctuary to enjoy being with and healing with the horses and ponies.
Mane Chance, under Founder and Director Jenny Seagrove operates a system of care unique in the world of equine welfare. It has set up a track system across the fields at the sanctuary. By placing feed all along the tracks and water at one end, horses are encouraged to exercise and forage. This system is proven to enrich the horse lives more so than if they were housed in a square or oblong field where they would just stand in one spot and eat and graze.
Its unique approach extends to the emotional care of the horses too and its special care regime works at the pace of each horse in their rehabilitation catering for the individual needs of each horse. The team give those that need it, a balance of extra supplements and reiki as well as conventional veterinary, podiatric and chiropractic care.The Sactuary also believes passionately that horses and humans can benefit in equal measure emotionally. It has built a very special relationship with the Shooting Star Chase charity for example. Children with life limiting illnesses visit weekly in the summer months from their hospice in Guildford. And it also welcome youngsters from local special needs schools and students on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme are regular weekend visitors.
Photo: Jenny Seagrove with War Horse Memorial CIC co-Founders Susan Osborne and Alan Carr and Ziggy.