Our Creating Happy Horses event has helped raise £238 for charities that rescue horses and help injured damaged horseriders.

Horse trainer Melanie Watson joined equine agronomist Jonathan Holmes at Shire Hall in Howden on Wednesday 30 November. The pair presented ways to help horses live a happy lifestyle.

Jonathan, a specialist in equine grassland management, described different ways of improving paddHappy Horses Raffle Prize Basketocks and explained how what horses eat can affect how they feel and perform. While Melanie Watson from Instinctive Horse Training described how interpreting and managing behaviour can prevent ‘problem horses’ and lead to happy horses.

The prize raffle…

A raffle held during the interval saw prizes donated by Rabbit Hill Country Store &Rural Supplies, The Mile Farm Shop in Pocklington, Drewton’s and Kings. A ‘prize bouquet’ with items generously donated by local businesses in Howden went to Caroline Moorhouse. In addition, Melanie also kindly auctioned off two pairs of travel boots and a phone consultation on horse behaviour.

Jonathan commented: “Thanks to all those hardy souls that braved the cold weather and lack of parking space in Howden. As a result, we raised £238 for charity, both for rescuing horses and damaged riders. Melanie Watson added her usual drive and enthusiasm for interpreting and managing horse behaviour to create happy animals. While I explained how you can customise your soil’s fertility and grass species to satisfy a horse’s nutritional requirements.”

All proceeds from Creating Happy Horses go to Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund and Lucy’s Sanctuary for Holy Land Donkeys.

Happy Horses Prize Winners