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Isle of Man Welfare Week: Behind the Scenes of Equine Welfare

22 Apr 2022

Friday 22 April | 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

As horse lovers it can cause distress to see horses and ponies suffering through neglect or lack of knowledge. The British Horse Society faces this challenge everyday but it's not as simple as it may seem to rescue a horse or pony from a situation. 

Join this interactive talk, which will cover everything from identifying what actually counts as a welfare concern, through to what advice, education and intervention can occur.

There are some common misconceptions that equine welfare charities "aren't doing enough". Let us take you on a tour behind the scenes of an equine welfare concern which will show what can and can't be achieved in varying situations.

As the UK's largest equine charity, the BHS works tirelessly to address welfare concerns, educating owners and improving the lives of horses and ponies. This insightful presentation will provide lots of opportunities to ask questions and understand how and when action can be taken, often with brilliant results.

Speaker Cathy Hyde is our BHS Welfare Field Officer, covering the North West of England. Cathy has been with us for four years, actively investigating welfare concerns, having previously worked for the RSPCA for 18 years as a Chief Inspector with a specialist equine focus. Key to success is the collaborative work with other equine charities, veterinary surgeons and other professionals to advise, support and where appropriate work with them to secure the welfare of equines.

Cathy also leads initiatives to train local volunteer welfare advisers on the IoM in areas such as how to handle welfare concerns and how to accurately body condition score horses and ponies.

Doors open: 7.15 pm for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. 

Tickets cost: £3, plus booking fees, and include light refreshments.

*Please be aware that some content of this presentation may not be suitable for very young children as they may find images distressing. Parental discretion is advised..

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BHS Isle of Man Welfare Week 2022 

We've put together several events across the week covering a range of equine welfare topics. Take a look at the events we have planned and find out more information below.

To see further details for the events going on click here

Isle of Man Welfare Week schedule of six events: 19 April Balanced feeding, 21 April Equine first aid, 21 April Hoof Health, 22 April Chip and go day, 22 April Behind the scenes of equine welfare, 23 and 24 April weigh while you wait

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