We believe that education is the key to every animal and every person’s welfare right across the world. Education is also the key to change for the better, the lives of working equids and their owners/keepers.
To contribute to education to improve the lives of thousands of working horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the developing world, we aim to have 1000 partners overseas by the end of 2021. With your help, we can reach this target.
How can you help?
Very simple, by joining our campaign called 1 for 1, this means that for every product sold in a developed country, Finnegan Equine will donate a sample welfare model on your behalf, for instance, if you buy a hoof stand, we will donate a sample welfare model of a hoof stand to be replicated; if you buy a hoof pick or a rasp, we will do the same. Even better if you buy a full kit, we will donate a full sample welfare model kit.
In 201 7 we hope to send at least 250 sample welfare models of all our equipment and tools to participating technical colleges in countries with large numbers of mostly barefoot working animals.
These sample welfare models are being very well tested this winter by over 40 veterinary students. Their manufacture will be carried out in colleges in the countries of most need, their quality will be controlled/supervised by the colleges with their trainee engineers making them using largely recycled, locally available materials, as part of their workshop training exercises.
Every piece of equipment made locally will be used to educate people in basic hoof maintenance and we will be supporting the local welfare organisation teams already on the ground in their training of owners/handlers in prevention, rather than cure. Even more, we want you to receive updates of how your donation is helping these animals and their owners.
We have been thinking for a long time what we can do to help these animals and the people who need them to be able to raise their children. We are confident that with our more than 50 years of combined experience of horse keeping, engineering, teaching, veterinary medicine and welfare work will be well used putting this project into practice.
We hope you can embrace this idea with us and help us to help!
If you want more information, contact us on paddy@pfeni,com.
Paddy and Laura Finnegan