A SAFE PLACE FOR HORSES IN GHANA AND BEYOND – NETWORKING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE.
OUR MISSION: HEALING AND TRUST AS THE WAY FORWARD. Through our long years experiences of local field work and the close connection to the local horse community, we seek to raise awareness on horse welfare and its close connection to human welfare. We rescue horses in need and educate!
Our big goal: THE SIX FREEDOMS RANCH ACCRA as a green sustainable research hub, based on the principles of ONE HEALTH: to bridge disciplines, connect people and horses (and other animals) for becoming a role model for new perspectives on VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND HEALING: thereby rising awareness on the interconnections of animal cruelty and domestic violence.
Horses are some of the most sensitive flight animals – they can mirror the emotions of humans and have been successfully used in healing of trauma. We want to use their knowledge for our research and find new perspectives on leadership, trust based connection and healing of trauma.
With our established and consistently growing network of professionals, we seek to CHANGE THE SITUATION OF HORSES AND PEOPLE FOR THE BETTER, raising awareness for the importance of TRUST AND CARE, based on our SIX FREEDOMS philosophy: THE SIX FREEDOMS
FREEDOM FROM HUNGER AND THIRST
FREEDOM FROM DISCOMFORT
FREEDOM FROM PAIN, INJURY, OR DISEASE
FREEDOM TO EXPRESS NORMAL BEHAVIOR
FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND DISTRESS
FREEDOM FROM BEING PROPERTY
Our network further consists of established local and international artists, researchers and scientists who will enable us to host high quality events and workshops at our facilities, where visitors will be inspired by our environment. THE SIX FREEDOMS will be designed to be eco-friendly, by using the most efficient methods from the latest research.
Moreover, several local businesses will enable THE SIX FREEDOMS to be flexible and self-sufficient.
WHY OUR WORK IS IMPORTANT
In Ghana, as in other countries, many horses suffer from mental and physical abuse, due to limited financial means and lack of professional care. Animals are mostly treated with dominance and violence and therefore face constant mental stress. Most horse caretakers in Ghana live a life without dignity, in wooden shacks or small rooms within the horse stables, living from hand to mouth. The horse owners, many of whom bought their horses to race them, use them for polo matches, or for traditional festivals, only see their horses for special events and shy away from the responsibilities of an animal owner. Often, horse caretakers treat the horses themselves, without veterinary assistance, resulting in bad side effects and sometimes death.
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