Photography: Amy White Media
Simon (Xolani Mkhulo) is 55 years old and works at La Belle Ferm in Drummond, KZN. Simon has been working with horses since 1991; that’s 32 years dedicated to equines!
Simon says, “I grew up on the farm with my mother, and this is where I started loving to work with the animals, and that is why I am working with the horses now.”
Simon began his career as a work rider for Des Edges and loved riding the young horses.
His favourite horse at La Belle Farms is Ave Mari, a Saratoga Warmblood mare. He tells us, “Maria understands me, and I understand her.”