Riders invited to BHS lameness session

Riders invited to BHS lameness session

Open to non-members and members alike, horse riders are invited to attend a presentation on legs and lameness hosted by the British Horse Society.

The BHS supports owners and riders to get more from their relationship with horses while ensuring best practice with regard to their welfare.  As part of this work, the North West Yorkshire branch of the society is presenting an evening of in-depth knowledge into legs and lameness on 21st October at Ripley Town Hall (HG3 3AX).

Though not for the faint-hearted, there should be no lame excuses for attending this fascinating session led by experts Graham Harland and Ben Gaskell which will feature a leg dissection along with commentary and explanations. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience.

The session is entitled ‘No leg; no horse’. As local BHS chairman Alison Harris explains “Following the old adage ‘”For want of a nail the horse was lost’ through to the loss of the kingdom, it remains true today that if a horse has anything wrong with its feet or legs it is rendered out of action for weeks, sometimes months at a time.  Understanding how it all works and spotting early signs of trouble are key to preventing lameness covered in this immensely fascinating session to which all riders are welcome.”

Tea and coffee is included in the £5 ticket price on the door, with further details available from Alison Harris on 01423 398847, alisonharris7stray@gmail.com