About Campaign

ends 13 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
Tata is a beautiful and playful 13 year old grey horse. Originally a Polo Pony, Tata later went on to the Singapore Jurong Bird Park where he was part of a demonstration featuring a Mongolian Falconer on horseback with a Batelur eagle. However, Tata slowly developed a lower leg suspensory ligament strain injury, which resulted in him having to stop work. If Tata did not find other forms of work, he would have to be put down.

Thus, In November 2016, Tata officially joined the EQUAL-ARK herd as its latest Equine partner. Tata played a role in the various intervention programs by helping vulnerable youths remain engaged in the community through education and employment, through a philosophy of equine-assisted learning. The youths include those who are not in school or employment. Tata's other friends include Astro, a retired race horse; Costera and Valentina, ex polo ponies; Caterpillar and Ribena, Haflingers from Germany; and Kary, an ex-riding school pony.

Tata needs to recover first. If not, it will cause further strain and stress to the leg, which can result in lameness. Currently, Tata is not able to do too vigorous exercise or play with his friends!

All donations go towards:
- Medical needs for Tata: Monthly $75 Pentosan shots (life-long)
- Stable necessities for Tata and friends
- Supporting youths that Tata and his friends work with in the intervention program


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About the Charity

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Gandhi

Hello, we are EQUAL, a young Charity with IPC status.

We believe animals make people better.

Every year, we strengthen the mental health of 1,500 people with special needs, youth, families and elderly, through giving them the opportunity to care for and work with rescued therapy animals.

In other words, we rescue animals who go on to rescue us.

Our therapy horses and cats may not look the prettiest from the outside, but they are so beautiful inside.

Working alongside them as our partners, our team of certified professionals help our beneficiaries develop social-emotional skills such as managing impulsivity, compassion, responsibility, and confidence via an Animal-Assisted Learning curriculum.

These skills help our beneficiaries succeed in school, employment and life.

Such skills are vital, yet they are difficult to teach.

That's where EQUAL comes in. Animals help us connect with our inner world. They help us open up and take a new perspective, creating changes in mindsets and behaviours that are often faster, deeper and long-lasting.

This work is new to Singapore and there is so much we want to do.

We hope you can support our beneficiaries and rescued animals on their mutual journeys of recovery and growth by making a donation.

We hope you can consider making your donation a monthly recurring one, which enables us to plan for the long term.

Thank you!

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
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