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URGENT BIT APPEAL

We are in desperate need of donations of UK style bits to distribute to local farmers. Many owners work their horses and donkeys using barbaric rusty Senegalese bits or simply rope tied through their animals' mouths. As you can imagine, this causes horrific mouth injuries. Many of the horses and donkeys we treat have wounds which are so easily avoidable by using a correct bit. Sadly, the poor quality of the metal out in the Gambia means that it is not possible to manufacture UK style bits in the country, and as such we rely entirely on shipping out donated bits from the UK.

When having a tack room clear out, or when purchasing a new bit, please give your old one a second life, and donate it to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust by sending it to the address below. Donating a bit is one of the easiest ways to make such a huge difference to a working equine out in the Gambia. Thank you.

Please send bits to:

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust
Brewery Arms Cottage
Stane Street
Ockley
Surrey
RH5 5TH
Telephone: 01306 627568

Thank you!

Photos of damage done to tongues by Senegalese bits

Damage to tongue by a Senegalese bit

 

Example of the Poster

DOWNLOAD THE BIT APPEAL POSTER

Please download and print the GHDT Bit Appeal Poster and display it at your local vets, livery yards, tack stores, feed merchants, etc.

The poster is available to download **in PDF or as a zip file Download the poster in pdf or zip format

The poster is also available to print HERE.

** PDF FORMS

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Here The Bit Appeal poster is encoded in PDF format for your convenience. To view the file, you will need to download Adobe AcrobatReader, free of charge, from Adobe's website, if you haven't already done so.

 

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