Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Equestrians invited to free, charity-led welfare awareness events

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s events, Bransby Horses are once again hosting a series of talks for horse owners covering the latest equine management topics, such as track systems and alternative grazing set-ups.

These events are completely free and aimed at horse owners, equestrian business owners and land proprietors.

Bransby Horses has been rescuing and caring for equines in need for over 50 years and their Make a Difference events offer an opportunity for anyone who is interested to hear from the charity’s experienced teams, as part of their ongoing mission to positively impact the lives of equines.

Events organizer Rachel Dixon said: “We started these events last year and they were really popular, so we thought we’d do another series. For anyone who attended last year we have new material and guest speakers so please come along, as we have a wealth of useful information we would love to share with you.

“A highlight will be at the talk in April when our guest speaker is Dr Tamzin Furtado who will be hosting her Alternative Grazing talk. Dr Furtado is a social scientist from the University of Liverpool, specialising in equine welfare and human behaviour change.

“Dr Furtado recently completed a PhD in managing obesity in horses, where she focused on the welfare of the horse and their relationship with humans. We are really lucky to have her visit us at Bransby Horses and can’t wait to hear her talk.”

Managing Grazing with Track Systems takes place on Thursday, March 14 at 11am.

This is a follow-on event from 2023 where Bransby Horses track ambassadors will share their findings from managing some horses on the track system, looking at the progress they have made and why.

Anyone planning to attend this event will need to wear suitable footwear as the talk will include a visit to one of the charity’s track systems to show delegates how it was set-up and how it promotes movement with the use of water, shelter and enrichment.

This is followed by Alternative Grazing Systems on Thursday, April 25 at 6.30pm, Grassland Management on Wednesday July 17 at 11am and Equine Identification and Registration on Thursday, September 5 at 6.30pm.

All events are free to attend and will be held in the Clifford Marshall Building at Bransby Horses in Bransby near Lincoln.

Booking is essential, light refreshments and free parking will be available.

For more information or to reserve your free space, please call 01427 788 464 or visit BransbyHorses.co.uk/MADE

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