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COVID-19 Equine Care plan

The BHS has produced a template care plan that can be used for the individual requirements of your horse. As this is a template, there may be additional information that you’d like to add for your circumstances including your horse’s normal temperature, pulse and respiration rates, Equine Dental Technician contact details or your wishes related to emergency euthanasia in the event that you are uncontactable.

Write down your horse’s current routine and if any changes are made, ensure your buddy or yard owner are notified. If your equipment is locked away, ensure your ‘buddy’ has a spare key or knows the combination codes to locks.

Ensure your Yard Manager and / or buddies know what to do in the event of an emergency for your horse. Have your vet’s contact details clearly available. This is good routine practice to have in place, in the event that you are uncontactable, and a serious decision needs to be made for your horse such as referral to an equine hospital for potential colic surgery.




Please read our information and advice for horse owners and business owners during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak



The Coronavirus crisis is far from over. We have been able to make a difference, but there are so many more horses that need our support. Even with the lockdown easing, our riding schools are still struggling to pay the bills.

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