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.
Gambian horses and donkeys are very small, so
we can only use bits of 4.5" or less. We now have sufficient larger bits for the few
horses that can use them.
Please send bits to:
The Gambia Horse and Donkey
Brewery Arms Cottage
Telephone: 01306 627568