During his week-long trip starting on 26 September, Monty visited The Brooke’s community-based equine welfare units in Sonipat, Muzzaffarnagar and Baghpat.
There he met local farriers, harness-makers, vets and equine owners.
“This is my first time in India and I was excited to meet with local communities, see how The Brooke staff engage with them, and provide useful tips along the way to improve the lives of these hardworking animals and their owners,” said Monty.
Monty visited the Beri equine fair where animals are bought and sold and where The Brooke has a mobile clinic providing advice veterinary treatment and advice.
During his trip he was also invited to see the Army Equestrian School in Meerut and meet the 61st cavalry — the world’s largest non-ceremonial horse-mounted cavalry.
“We share a core belief with Monty that all animals should have a life free from violence,” said Petra Ingram, the Brooke’s chief executive who accompanied Monty on the trip.