Help the Horse Trust

By: Horse Deals

Help the Horse Trust
Help the Horse Trust
Horse Trust is inviting novice horseowners to take part in a variety of activities during the Easter holidays at its sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire, including farriery demos and "have a go at grooming" sessions.

"People often ask us how easy it is to groom a horse, and we thought the best way of showing them was to let them have a go. The grooms will be on hand to show people how it's done and to answer any questions," said Shirley Abbott, yard manager.

On Wednesday 7 and 14 April, farrier Jonathan Smith will be giving a demonstration, and there is also
other demonstrations on various aspects of horse care, such as bathing and clipping.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the residents at The Home of Rest. The Horse Trust provides lifetime sanctuary to around 100 horses, ponies and donkeys from many different backgrounds, including rescue cases and retired working horses from the police and army.
The charity has taken in seven rescue cases so far in 2010, who are currently receiving special care from the charity to restore them to health.

The Horse Trust's Home of Rest for Horses is open every day of the week between 2pm and 4pm. Entrance to the sanctuary is free, but donations are welcomed to enable the charity to meet its running costs. It costs £17 to pay for all the costs of looking after a horse for a day, including feed, veterinary bills and farrier costs.

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