RMJ Horse Rescue to hold Open Day this Sunday
RMJ Horse Rescue are holding an Open Day this Sunday 15 October, but here’s a refresher if you don’t know who they are.
Before it was an established charity organisation, RMJ Horse Rescue was just a one-woman job. Corinne Farrugia would search for horses in need to rehabilitate and rehome them, and once she started to get noticed through word of mouth and social media, the horses were basically finding her. Today, the relatively new charity operates in Siġġiewi’s countryside, housing over 80 horses, some of which have special needs due to neglect or mistreatment – “You don’t throw away a whole life just ’cause he’s banged up a little.”
The treatment for horses in Malta is often debated, we’ve all heard the arguments about the ethics of karozzin, but RMJ Horse Rescue reminds the public that for many of these horses it’s either a carriage or the slaughterhouse. The double-edged sword of this reality is exactly why this charity exists, but along with volunteers, it relies on donations/sponsorships to keep its doors open. This Open Day presents an opportunity for the public to go see and learn about all the work the charity is doing, although it’ll be equally as fun as it is education!
Firstly, attendees can of course meet the diverse rescues and learn about how they are managed. You can also groom the horses, and kids can even ride some of them! We hear there will also be some goats you can feed, but there will be stalls offering food and beverages for when you get hungry yourself! Entrance into the event is free of charge, although the activities and stalls are not. Of course, all proceeds will go into aiding the rescues.
The event will take place on the RMJ Horse Rescue’s own premises in Siġġiewi from 10 am to 2 pm. If you can’t make it but you still want to help the cause, you can either become a sponsor or make a donation here. Aside from donations and sponsorships, the charity raises money by offering horse-related activities like photoshoots, horseback rides, as well as a pony camp which teaches kids how to take care of horses.
Visit their website for more information.