The Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children has found a way to rescue horses and benefit children, saving many more lives than thought possible.


Cape Town, Western Cape – A charity has come up with a way to help horses and children thrive in this life. The Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children are rescuing abused and abandoned horses, rehabilitating them and then using them to offer equine therapy to children in need.

Equine-Assisted Therapy is used to treat patients challenged with everything from cerebral palsy and autism, to drug and alcohol dependency and post-traumatic stress syndrome. The therapy takes advantage of the mental and physical exercise that working with a horse can provide.

By combining their rescue efforts with child services, they are saving multiple lives in the process. The Haven currently houses 17 rescue horses, and each one has its own unique story which inspires hope and courage in the children they work with.

The children form deep bonds with their horses and grow in confidence with each week. By developing this love for an animal, they will go forward in their daily lives caring for all animals.

The charity relies solely on donations from the public as well as volunteer participation. If you would like to get involved with this fantastic charity, you can do so via their Facebook page.

Sources: Facebook 
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