Mini-Doc: The Horses of Gili

Learn more about the horses who literally keeping the Indonesian island of Gili running — no motorized traffic is allowed.

The island of Gili Trawangan is a remote tourist destination for those seeking a quiet paradise or a dive adventure. Local laws have banned the use of motorized vehicles on the island, meaning that the infrastructure is supported entirely by horse-drawn carts known as cidomos.

Reader Marko Randelovic shared with us his recent project, a mini-documentary following the ongoing saga of the Gili horses — conditions are improving, but there’s still plenty of room for to further educate owners as well as bring in more supplies and professionals to raise the horses’ standard of living.

We’re hoping to spotlight the Horse of Gili in an upcoming Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding, so keep your eye out for that article! In the meantime, learn more about these hardworking horses and consider making a donation to their cause via Facebook.

We salute the working equines of Gili and the people who are working hard to improve their lives, health and working conditions. Working equines are a reality in a large part of the world, and we always support efforts to improve conditions for these animals.

Go riding!

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