EARS assistant Therdon Duminy has been granted a wonderful opportunity by generous animal welfare funders, ARC, and the Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) to train at their Cape Town headquarters.

Therdon will spend six months with the CHPA learning how to care for injured and ill animals, educate their owners on the need for shoes and well-fitted harnesses, feeding, and how to deal with difficult owners.

“I’m really enjoying it here. They are all magnificent people and I felt welcomed on the first day,” says Therdon who has been attending clinics and classroom theory. “We go out into dangerous communities which is another great experience for me. “I’ve had two minor classes where I learned and watched about colic and the colic operations, and how to use medication and keep records,” said Therdon after his first few days at the CHPA’s Cape Flats premises.

Once he has completed his training, Therdon will be of enormous help to EARS Sanctuary Manager Penny James as he will be able to go out into our own horse-owning communities on his own to assist injured or ill horses and their owners, freeing up Penny to cover more ground.

“Succession is important to us and this opportunity has been given to Therdon who shows great potential, having working with Penny for over a year now. He has great empathy with all animals and will bring his skills and training back to us,” said EARS founder Jo Sedgwick.