Kaimanawa Round Up 2016

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #519540 by muri
Kaimanawa Round Up 2016 was created by muri
This year near end of May or early June, depending on the weather conditions, there will be another round up of Kaimanawa Horses.
We need to find as many homes as possible as all of those rounded up are either found homes for, or sent to the meat works. So, if you think you have the resources or the inclination, but preferably both, you may consider applying to take on a horse.
The younger the horse, the easier it is usually to handle, older mares are often pregnant so you get two for the price of one, and all the males are of course entire.
If you dont feel you have the experience to take one direct from the wild, there are people who will pre-handle them to get them to a stage where they can lead, tie up, go on a float or truck. There are handlers through-out the country and their fees will vary. All horses heading to the South Island need to be pre-handled before they are transported across the straight.
You could either look at the Kaimanawa Heritage Horses website or their Facebook page to download more information, applications etc, but feel free to ask questions etc and I will try my best or refer you to others
Donations are also welcome and some people who cant take a horse themselves, often sponsor a horse or a foal
Last edit: 8 years 1 month ago by muri.

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8 years 1 month ago #519831 by GloPony
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URGENT!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The muster has been brought forward to the end of APRIL!

This was to be the closing date for applications but we now need completed applications in, in the next couple of weeks, in order for us to complete home checks & arrange transport.

We have had NO applications to date & desperately need to find homes for at least 100 horses!

If you're considering getting a Kaimanawa horse from this muster please contact Simone on 09 431 6111 or muster@kaimanawaheritagehorses.org or visit the website www.kaimanawaheritagehorses.org

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8 years 1 month ago #519843 by muri
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Thats not good Glo Pony, will the mares have finished foaling by the end of April

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8 years 1 month ago #519850 by GloPony
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No, probably not. :-( We're hoping to rehome all the youngest foals, with their dams. There will only be approx. 100 horses mustered this time so hopefully, not too many foals anyway.

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8 years 1 month ago #519866 by muri
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It will be very stressful for the close-to-foal mares, I imagine a few will slip them and very traumatic for such young foals as well

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8 years 1 month ago #519920 by muri
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Ok, so the 28th of April is the proposed round up date.
Please, if anyone is considering, at least put an application in so home checks can be done as early as possible,
it puts a lot of stress on the organisers when everyone leaves it to the last moment.
The home checks are basically to look at the available facilities to see they are safe and suitable for receiving a wild horse

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8 years 3 weeks ago #520209 by muri
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Applications close in 5 days, 10 applications have been received but more will come in at the last minute.
That means 90% will go to the meat works, assuming only 100 are brought in and not the 200 being talked about.
If you are considering it, please at least put an application in, it has become quite urgent

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8 years 3 weeks ago #520211 by max2
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I see there is a give a little page set up which is an excellent idea. How many horses can be taken into proper care if people can give just a little something rather than take on a wild horse Muri?

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8 years 3 weeks ago #520213 by muri
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max2 wrote: I see there is a give a little page set up which is an excellent idea. How many horses can be taken into proper care if people can give just a little something rather than take on a wild horse Muri?


Hard to answer that Max2.
There are still a large number from the last musters living with members of the Kaimanawa Heritage Horses group that are for sale and if these were sold, it could make room for more horses.
They have all been handled and are no longer wild but some are very young - born in captivity, and some have been uplifted from people who took them from the last muster who for some reason or another couldnt look after them because their circumstances changed , couldnt be bothered, or the drivers of the meat work trucks try and bring in any that are sent to the works by private individuals.
An example of a horse I had to deal with, she came from the 98 muster. The owner sold the property, moved, took all her horses with her and emailed the KHH to say she had left Daisy her kaimanawa behind.
I went up to check on her, she had no water, you couldnt catch her and she hadnt really been handled. She is 18 years old now, and who is going to buy her and take her on?
So there are already paddocks of horses with not too flash histories needing sponsorship or to be purchased
Unfortunately, in some peoples mind, there is a belief that if an animal is cheap to buy, its life is not as valuable as their more expensive animals.
Sponsorship is a great way of helping out as obviously, not everyone can take a horse
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8 years 2 weeks ago #520438 by muri
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Whew, applications have now closed and jumped from 15 in the last week to 150 as of last night.
Not all applicants will be suitable but just the same, its a great outcome and it may mean every horse is placed - they can never be specific about numbers taken out but there is a good chance that most will now be homed
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8 years 2 weeks ago #520443 by max2
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That is great news Muri!

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