Born November 1998

Arrived July 2015

Born into the racing industry in 1998, Digitise or "Didge" to his friends had a short career - placing last, last and second last in his three racing starts.  Fortune shone on Didge as the majority of horses who do not have a successful racing career are sent to the saleyards where they are usually purchased by the pet food meat buyers.

Didge was spared this fate as he went on to be a horse used for riding, however this has left him with many physical problems with his back.  Didge, at the ripe old age of 20, now spends his days in retirement, an advocate for horses everywhere.  Didge is a very sweet and gentle boy who provides guidance to the other younger horses in the Little Oak herd.


You can sponsor Didge and his friends below.


Help Protect Horses

Horses are majestic, powerful yet incredibly sensitive animals.  Sadly they are also some of the most frequently neglected and discarded of animals.  The Australian racing industry sends over 10,000 horses to their deaths each year, they are used in rodeos and to pull carts for tourists. 

When you sponsor a Little Oak horse you will be helping protect horses. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual horses and the plight of their kind across the nation. 


Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about horses through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the horses at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.

Your contribution


Could help Little Oak provide food for horses who have come from abuse, neglect or abandonment


Could provide heath care for a rescue horse for a month




Could help Little Oak provide care for a horse with nowhere else to turn

Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?

A horse sponsorship makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special sponsorship gift pack includes a stunning colour A4 photograph, Little Oak fact book, sponsorship certificate, and more. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.

There are 3 different levels of sponsorship:

  1. $25 - receive sponsorship pack (certificate, photo & story) via email

  2. $50 - receive printed certificate, A4 printed photo, story in a stunning A4 folder

  3. $75 - receive a printed certificate, A4 printed photo, and story in a stunning A4 folder along with an organic cotton tote bag valued at $30

All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.


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