The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is lending a helping hand to anyone struggling to keep their horse or pony’s weight under control – as the Spring grass gets ready to grow.
Laminitis – a hoof condition caused by too much rich grazing – can be a real problem for riders, often causing lameness. But a special talk by Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond on Friday, February 9th will be full of handy hints and ideas to keep everyone’s four-legged friends fit, lean and healthy. Dengie is the UK’s largest fibre-based horse food manufacturer and Tracey will be looking at everything from weight management to food for optimal performance.
Sanctuary Head of Education Kerri Luke said: “Spring grass can be really rich and for some horses and ponies it can cause health problems if they eat too much or carry too much weight. This talk will give people some great ideas on how best to manage the problem, while still keeping their animals well fed and happy.”
The two-hour talk begins at 7pm at the Sanctuary’s Coombe Park Visitor Centre in Littlehempston, TQ9 6LW, and tickets cost £5 with a free tea or coffee. All the proceeds from the ticket sales go to the Sanctuary to help us rescue neglected, mistreated, abandoned or orphaned horses and ponies throughout the South West.