We are located on a 2000 hectare Bushveld property, owned by the Sandford
community trust. Horse Whispers is a company that offers a wide variety of horse
trails and offer underprivileged children the opportunity to work with horses. The
relationship between Sandford community and Horse Whispers is one of the few
successful land reformed cases. The community receives a monthly rental
income while the horses are able to roam across hills and valleys, feel the wind
and the sun, and enjoy interaction with people in a loving environment.
The well-being and future of these horses is dependent on the income from horse
trails and donations. Most of these horses came from foster homes and were field
horses fairly familiar to human interaction, some did not trust humans at all and
others had no understanding of personal space. The training of these horses
consisted of halter work, trusting and respecting humans, desensitization
exercises, groundwork, preparing for a rider, backing and riding away with a safe,
Today, these horses are able to play a significant role in brighting the lives of
underprivileged children. The program teach more than just riding; children develop
life skills such as self-confidence, responsibility and discipline - and can have a
positive impact on academic performance too.
Donations are welcome!
Choose your favourite horse, send your donation, and you'll receive a digital
certificate, recognizing your contribution to the program.
Your contribution will not only ensure that the horses receive plentiful food and
proper veterinary care, but will also better the lives of underprivileged children!
We are always happy to accept the following items:
· lead ropes
· fly sheets/masks
· fly spray
· liniment/wound cream
· Grooming supplies, including shampoo and conditioner, detangler, brushes,
and shedding blades
· Any tack like saddles, stirrup-leathers, bridles, numnah, etc.
· Helmets or chaps.
· Gift certificates to tack stores, hardware stores
· Donated services: farrier, dental, carpentry/maintenance
“Let a horse whisper in your ear and breath on your heart.
You will never regret it”