Caring for our horses during the pandemic
Coronavirus has changed our lives beyond anything we thought possible. Thankfully our animals, for the most part, remain oblivious to everything going on around them. That’s how we want it to be, but for many who own or care for horses, routines have been affected and even life at the yard has been unable to go on as usual.
Depending on your yard situation, you may have had to turn your horses away for the foreseeable future, or you may be able to continue with their usual routine but on a buddy system with other liveries. Either way, this time of year presents lots of challenges with weight and grass management, which have now been made even trickier. Plus, as we all know, horses thrive on routine and some have had to endure sudden but inevitable changes.
So there is a lot to think about regarding our four legged friends – from managing farrier visits to coping with reduced exercise to getting hold of essential supplies. Among the reams of information out there, this checklist from Horse & Rider is a good place to start and will help make sure you’re on top of everything that still needs doing despite Covid-19.
Here at Remus we are now reliant on a small but dedicated group of yard staff and continue to give our residents the very best day to day care amidst more and more challenging circumstances. In the meantime we’re enjoying sharing pictures of the horses and ponies with you on our social media pages and if you are able to help support us in any way possible, you’ll find links below:
- Please make a donation, even if its only to set up a monthly direct debit for £5 a month! remussanctuary.org/donate.
- If you prefer you can donate food and bedding via our online shop https://www.remussanctuary.org/product-category/treats-for-remus/.
- Please share our posts on social media with your friends and family https://www.facebook.com/RemusHorseSanctuary/, https://twitter.com/RemusHorse, https://www.instagram.com/remushorsesanctuary/.
We and the animals thank you!