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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.

Thank you.

Please send bits to:

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust
Brewery Arms Cottage
Stane Street
Telephone: 01306 627568

Thank you!

Photos of damage done to tongues by Senegalese bits

Damage to tongue by a Senegalese bit

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