This year we celebrate 67 minutes at the Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) in the south of Joburg.
Our industry has roughly 3,500 horses a year going into training. At the end of their racing stint- which is anything between 2-5 years, various options become available to ensure that they go on to a new “career” fit and well. Some (fillies/ mares) will go to stud to produce our next progeny, and a large portion of them will be rehomed and go on to a second career- be it a happy hack, sport horse (showjumper, dressage, eventer) and also that of a polo pony.
Established in 1991, the HHCU, is generously supported by the racing industry as a whole and ensures that horses, through all walks of life are taken care of. HHCU provides excellent veterinary assistance throughout South Africa even to horses in the rural areas.
Now anyone that has horses on their properties knows that paddock fences, stable doors – just to name a few items need to be repaired on a regular basis to ensure that the horses don’t cause themselves any harm. This year we celebrate 67 minutes at the Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) in the south of Joburg. We will be painting, putting up new paddocks and just generally doing some maintenance to the arena and throughout the stable yard.
As the proverb goes, “Many hands make light work” and we hope that spending this valuable time will ensure that the staff of HHCU can focus on being out in the field, doing what they do best- looking after our horses!