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Help Horse2Human be Ready for the Rainy Season

Dear friends, family and fellow humans,

Since 2015 we have been working on building Horse2Human (H2H) into what it is today. We are located in Auroville, an international township in South India.
 The first time I sat on a horse, I was 2 years old; my mother tells me that I was so comfortable, that I fell into a deep sleep and fell off the pony. As expected I cried continuously only stopping once I was put back on the pony's back. That was it, we knew my life would always involve horses. All this could have ended when I was 12, I got kicked in the face, lost 4 permanent front teeth...  My lips were severely lacerated, I was basically disfigured. It was so bad that I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror. This was followed by a visit to the hospital. 5 hours of operation and 70 stitches later, I was allowed to go home. And guess what was the first thing I wanted to do? ...go to the horses! Yup!
Our journey has brought to us  7 permanent herd members, each with their own story, their own history, their own trauma, as I have mine. This made me shift from traditional horsemanship to Natural Horsemanship. My journey with horses gave me the understanding that it is easier to train ourselves as humans to listen, empathize, and be consistant; to tune in to our values and apply these values in building a bond with our equines, rather than force a 500kg animal to do something. To me empowerment of all team members shows true leadership.
Taking a break from rasping to give madam Monsoon a kiss!

We are facing uncertain and unsettling times, but my hope is that we are facing them together. This togetherness gives me the strength to endure and the courage to dream. We are still unable to resume our usual activities to generate income as the Covid-19 lockdown is still restrictive here in Tamil Nadu, and even more so in Auroville. With the rainy season looming (mid October) and no sign of regular life resuming, we are forced to turn to you for help. We need funds for the following:
  • 30,000 rupees for 3 loads of hay (prices increase as the rainy season approaches. This hay will last us around 2 months)
  • 60,000 for hard feed (Sunflower seeds, barley, kambou, Kollu, Raggi)
  • 10,000 rupees for peanut oil, hemp supplements, turmeric powder, and other essential feed supplements.
  • 50,000 rupees to fix leaking roofs and build a covered space for Pebbles before the rain hits.

Most of the ingredients in the horse feed are increasingly expensive and have been hard to come by (if at all) during this pandemic. But regardless of that, it is important to us to stay true to the way horses eat in the wild, to maintain the integrity of their delicate digestive system.
Monsoon demonstrating how to use the hay net

To assist that, we provide free-choice hay in slow feeder nets (all day, all night) placed in strategic spots to promote movement and ensure equal access to all herd members. In addition, hard feed and supplements are tailored to each individual's health requirements. Thanks to the success of our first fundraiser and local donors, we were able to restock on hay and feed, but that has now been depleted. We have half a load of hay in stock (diminishing daily), and barely two weeks’ worth of hard feed (grains, bran, etc).Additionally, our current infrastructure is more than 15 years old, and needs immediate maintenance and renovation. Pebbles (one of our ponies), still does not have a stable to call home. This rainy season we wish to rectify that – a mission for which we need your help!
Pebbles in our DIY round pen.

Our long-term dream is to rebuild the roof of our stables (which is currently a patchwork of flimsy plastic sheets), and in long term, making them more spacious by breaking down the back walls. This will create a space where we can contain a horse if it needs medical attention, give baths and more.
The colorful roof patchwork in the background, hopefully soon upgraded to something actually waterproof, functional and most of all safe.

Stay tuned for our regular updates and list of return gifts for our donors! 
And in the mean time, catch up with us on Facebook : Horse2Human-Communication
And Instagram @horse2human.auroville

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19th October 2020
Hello dear supporters. How all you have been doing? I am Mirrabelle Liliana Lindeman the organizer of this fundraiser and I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you for your kind and generous support to my cause. I will be posting an update for your kind perusal. But before I go ahead with that, I should inform that I have recently placed two withdrawal requests of $222.08  and ₹4,323.45, and I will spend the same once received, in maintaining the well-being of our H2H herd members. The funds will be withdrawn to my account (MIRRABELLE Liliana Lindemann).

It's been raining quite a bit already here in Sharnga, Auroville, situated on the coast of Tamil Nadu, but heavier monsoon is still just around the corner, before the arrival of which I will have to ensure that my horses and their living spaces are all well protected. I feel glad to share with you the names of the members of my current horse family. It includes Flame (my first horse), Nounours, Happy, Zoey, Pebbles, Chouchou.



We hope to be able to expand our family and help more horses in the future and so we need your support to make it happen. At the moment we only have 4 small stables and one big stable, this means that a few may not have their own stable and have to eat outside. We want to build 2 more stables and make the ones we already have, more spacious and functional. These stables were built around the year 2000, so needless to say they are in need of some love.

The two loads of hay delivered today!
(One more will come tomorrow)


The idea is to raise the roof and build a rooftop terrace to allow us to observe the lessons that these horses undertake, and also keep them under careful watch. This space would allow us to have more functional space to host our theory workshops and give us the space we need to safely store our tack. At the moment our tack room is also our feed room, the space of 3mx3m feels a little cramped and is a challenge to maintain as the tack gets dusty and covered in feed. While food is being prepared there are buckets everywhere, leaving no place to stand or move.



At the moment our roof is made of plastic sheets, old tarpaulins (used to fix the leaks) layered on top of one another, they have the unfortunate tendency to fly off with even the mildest gusts of wind, instantly becoming a hazard for the horses. I would love to build them a space that doesn’t leak, or flies off at the slightest hint of wind. Our long term dream is to build a track system to simulate different terrain, to help the horses use their hooves more naturally, that makes them do exercise together as a herd. To build them a pond where they can benefit from a mud bath or a splash in the water, or even just to roll in to impersonate a hippo.

Our dream is to have a sustainable, functional space which takes into account the horses’ natural needs. Our dream is to build a new gate which actually latches properly and doesn’t require contortionism to lign-up with its latching post. Yes, it's a lot of dreams, but nothing is impossible if we are determined and we have your blessings and support with us. I request you all to please keep sharing our fundraiser to help us meet our goals.

Warmest Regards,
MIRRABELLE Liliana Lindemann
The H2H Herd
Campaign Organizer


Hello dear supporters. How all you have been doing? I am Mirrabelle Liliana Lindeman the organizer of this fundraiser and I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you for your kind and generous support to my cause. I will be posting an update for your kind perusal. But before I go ahead with that, I should inform that I have recently placed two withdrawal requests of $222.08  and ₹4,323.45, and I will spend the same once received, in maintaining the well-being of our H2H herd members. The funds will be withdrawn to my account (MIRRABELLE Liliana Lindemann).

It's been raining quite a bit already here in Sharnga, Auroville, situated on the coast of Tamil Nadu, but heavier monsoon is still just around the corner, before the arrival of which I will have to ensure that my horses and their living spaces are all well protected. I feel glad to share with you the names of the members of my current horse family. It includes Flame (my first horse), Nounours, Happy, Zoey, Pebbles, Chouchou.



We hope to be able to expand our family and help more horses in the future and so we need your support to make it happen. At the moment we only have 4 small stables and one big stable, this means that a few may not have their own stable and have to eat outside. We want to build 2 more stables and make the ones we already have, more spacious and functional. These stables were built around the year 2000, so needless to say they are in need of some love.

The two loads of hay delivered today!
(One more will come tomorrow)


The idea is to raise the roof and build a rooftop terrace to allow us to observe the lessons that these horses undertake, and also keep them under careful watch. This space would allow us to have more functional space to host our theory workshops and give us the space we need to safely store our tack. At the moment our tack room is also our feed room, the space of 3mx3m feels a little cramped and is a challenge to maintain as the tack gets dusty and covered in feed. While food is being prepared there are buckets everywhere, leaving no place to stand or move.



At the moment our roof is made of plastic sheets, old tarpaulins (used to fix the leaks) layered on top of one another, they have the unfortunate tendency to fly off with even the mildest gusts of wind, instantly becoming a hazard for the horses. I would love to build them a space that doesn’t leak, or flies off at the slightest hint of wind. Our long term dream is to build a track system to simulate different terrain, to help the horses use their hooves more naturally, that makes them do exercise together as a herd. To build them a pond where they can benefit from a mud bath or a splash in the water, or even just to roll in to impersonate a hippo.

Our dream is to have a sustainable, functional space which takes into account the horses’ natural needs. Our dream is to build a new gate which actually latches properly and doesn’t require contortionism to lign-up with its latching post. Yes, it's a lot of dreams, but nothing is impossible if we are determined and we have your blessings and support with us. I request you all to please keep sharing our fundraiser to help us meet our goals.

Warmest Regards,
MIRRABELLE Liliana Lindemann
The H2H Herd
Campaign Organizer


Rs.29,861 raised

Goal: Rs.150,000

31 Days to go

Beneficiary: the H2H herd info_outline

Supporters (5)

SR
Stephane donated €100
SR
Stephane donated €200
A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
SL
Sigrid donated Rs.2,500

Courage! The 7 horses and all the humans healing and growing in awareness deserve it

A
Anonymous donated Rs.910