Things To Do in WolseleyEquine Interaction
Where? De Heuvel Farm on the R46, Between Tulbagh and Wolseley in the Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Sunday by appointment.
How? Call +27 (0)82 884-9881
How much? Price on request
Horses are magnificent in their power and poise, their elegance and control. They have worked along with human beings for centuries, each imparting something special to one another in a uniquely symbiotic relationship. Horse About is a volunteer project that celebrates this relationship and uses it to improve the lives of both the animal and the human being; all set within the stunning Witzenberg Valley of the Western Cape.
Many of these horses are rescues, having come from bad or inadequate situations in which they did not receive the love and care that they deserved. Sadly, this is something with which so many people can relate. However, not all of those that can benefit from the horses are physically able to ride them. So, Horse About offers an interactive programme that simply enables participants to feed, brush and communicate with the animals.
n addition, you will learn many things about the care of these equine beauties, as well as their history, uses and the myths surrounding them. This is not only fascinating, it also adds a lot to the appreciation of the horses and their abilities, imparting courage and positivity to the people that get involved. Those that are able to are encouraged to lead the horses around, even from a wheelchair. These animals are accustomed to folk with all sorts of physical abilities, and are gentle and patient.
The exquisite surroundings are also part of the rejuvenation and healing process. The mountains, valleys and vineyards of the Cape Winelands are undeniable. In fact, international tourists visit this part of the Western Cape year after year to experience the beauty that resonates within. Around an hourís drive away is the Mother City of Cape Town, which has a host of its own cultural, natural, retail and historical attractions, as well as an international airport.