American polo player Nic Roldan recently spent a week in Guatemala, visiting the families that rely on the work of equine charity The Brooke.
Nic spent a week in the country and travelled over 2000 miles to get a full picture of the issues people living there face.
Families in Guatemala rely on horses and donkeys to transport wood, water and other necessities. The Brooke’s work in these areas helps to educate rural communities on how to take care of their animals to ensure they are able to continue providing for the people that rely on them.
While on his trip, Nic met one of Brooke’s success stories called Don Roberto. Don Roberto was taught by the Brooke and shown how to shoe the working equines in local communities. He has managed to turn a normal pair of pincers into hoof clippers to be able to do his work.
After witnessing how many people rely on equines in Guatemala, Nic said: “It was an emotional moment to see how all these people live, how proud they are and enthused to learn. It was truly inspirational.”
As well as a successful polo player, Nic is also an ambassador for Brooke USA. To find out more about the Brooke’s work around the world, visit www.thebrooke.org