My friend Sabrina, that I met though the hobby years ago, who became one of my very best friend, that pushed me on horseback then that I've supported in her conversion into the real horse world and that parted with her collection to gives her project a financial push.. is now owning a small, modest barn, were she mostly reforms racehorses.
Silvat'Equus gives a second chance to theses horses, who once their racehorse career finished, usually ends at the slaughterhouse (yes in Fance horses can be slaughtered legaly) if no one is ready to buy them for a reformed new life.
Silvat'Equus is a special place, because it also gives that
second chance to horses that have less chances to be choosen: older
broodmares, horses that need more dressage due to traumatisms, horses
that need specific cares (like surgery) before they can be ridden again,
horses that would be placed for company only.
But of course, Sabrina also need to earn her life so she have to also choose young and attractive horses to be reformed as they sell better. And that limit the number of thoses specific needs horses that she can bought.
And that's why I got the idea of making somethin' to help.... cards because I like cards, you like them... one part of the money earned from the sale of the "racehorse" cards will be given to Silvat'Equus and used to help finance one surgery or the bought of a horse with less chance to be chosen.
So buy one or several cards contribute to save a racehorse that have less chances to be reformed. How great is this?
(And of course Sabrina will post about the projects funded by the sale of thoses cards)
Here's how everyone will be retributed:
My drawings features the 3 racehorses breeds that can be found in France: French Trotter (2 cards), Thoroughbred & AQPS (other type than thourougbred).
One card is at 9$ + postages fees
4 cards are at 36$ + postages fees
Each card come with an enveloppe!!
You can found thoses cards on my ONLINE SHOP
-model(s) of cards wanted + numbers for each
-your country for a shipping quote!
My friend Sabrina always had a soft spot for french trotters. They are the most neglect horses in the reform community, suffering a bad reputation of beeing less good horses for sport (wich is false)... and they usually end as horses in french riding school if reformed. And that's where Sabrina met their fist ones and falled in love with them.
When she was able to buy her very own horse, she bought... a french trotter... Quirian de Celland.
Quirian was actually a really good racehorse, he was a winner. But he got hurt, and started to be less good. He ended in a small racehorse farm then was retired at age 9 for a new life... with Sabrina!
Ever since, and even if it wasn't easy, Sabrina have done everything you can imagine with him. Dressage, jumping, ground work, equifeel, swimming, sulky driving, trails, trec, historic re-enactement and filming, canter in the beach...
There's nothing he can't do.
And now she allows more horses like Quirian to have a new life! And even if she takes all breef or racehorse, she really wants french trotters to be more loved and recognized too.
Also I'd like to thank her back for her support with my own problem, when Amira got hurt. She was with me all along and really helped me fight and makes decisions.
So if you love horses, racehorses and my cards, why not contribute?