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

At EQUAL, we rescue animals, who go on to rescue us. We adopt unwanted animals and retrain them into therapy animals to develop emotional resilience in youth, people with special needs, elderly with dementia, and families in need. We do this through activities that develop in them skills such as managing impulsivity, empathy, responsibility, respect, focus, and confidence. This helps youth stay in school, people with special needs transition to jobs, elderly with dementia enhance their well-being, and families in need reconcile. Two research studies by IMH show that our work leads to a 70% improvement in social-emotional skills and is associated with improvement in academic grades. Our staff, who comprise former MOE teachers, social workers, counsellors and retired jockeys serve 2,000 beneficiaries each year from schools, nursing homes, children's homes and other social service organisations. We are expanding our services by bringing therapy horses into unlikely places in urbanised Singapore, such as nursing homes, schools and HDB estates, as well as starting a cat therapy service. We are a registered charity and Institute of Public Character (IPC). Donations above $50 are tax deductible at 250%.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
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