H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut offers annual horse care clinic

Have you ever thought of getting a horse? Or are you a new horse owner?

If so, you probably have questions. For example, what is today’s thinking on the best things to feed a horse? How much and what kind of exercise does a horse require?

The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut) will answer your questions during its annual “Basic Horse Care Clinic,” Saturday morning, Oct. 3.

This clinic takes place at the organization’s farm in Washington, CT. “You will be working ‘hands-on’ with some of our horses while learning about proper handling and grooming, taking a horse’s temperature, worming, hoof and dental care, and diet requirements,” a news release said. “There will also be a discussion on fencing and proper shelter, as well.”

H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, which is celebrating its 39th year, said a tour of its farm will be offered in addition to the clinic, which takes place rain or shine.

Those on the tour will “meet our many wonderful horses, including Molly, the petite mini, Halfpint, a handsome Arabian-Appaloosa cross gelding, Gus, the playful thoroughbred gelding and many more!”

Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions. The tack shop will also be open for for folks interested in saddles, blankets and other equipment.

H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, a nonprofit, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses.

H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road, Washington, CT. Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. $10. 860-868-1960,

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