Horsing around at Leribisi PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 08:03
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Tierpoort Seniors enjoyed an equestrian day at Leribisi Lodge on 7 October. Three owners took their horses along and talked about the special uses of their particular horse.

The seniors were welcomed with coffee and horseshoe-shaped biscuits. First on the agenda were Anneli Marais and her miniature horse, named Biscuit. He was brought into the lapa where the seniors could pet him, and Anneli told them about miniature horses and Biscuit’s placid temperament.


Deiter Laubinger pets Biscuit, the miniature horse

Biscuit is used as a ring bearer at weddings. He also pulls his own cart and is popular at children’s parties.

Tania Vorster brought her Lipizzaner, named Siglavy Celia, and talked about the breed’s history and traditional uses. He proved to be a very tolerant horse and the seniors won him over by feeding him carrots.


Mara Janse van Rensburg with Siglavy Celia

Lastly the seniors were treated to a talk about therapeutic horses by Ruda Hendrikse from Jireh Stables in Tierpoort. She used her sister, Suné Oosthuizen, who is disabled, as an example to show how regular therapeutic riding had improved the physical and mental quality of Suné’s life.

Ruda has also had huge success with children who have attention deficit disorder and depression. The horse she used that morning is an American saddle horse named Billy. Suné and Billy have a special bond.


Suné Oosthuizen with Billy

A lunch of fish and chips was served with a Caprese and a green salad followed by strawberry and chocolate mousse. The seniors wish to thank the horse owners and Stephanie Crous, manager at Leribisi, for her assistance and contributions.

 

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