EQUINE FIRST AID COURSE

We are hosting an Equine First Aid Course, Saturday 5th January, 2-5.30pm at Thronton Hough Village Hall, with the lovely Helen Braid of Leahurst Equine Practice, involving practical skills, as well as theory.

Helen joined the Leahurst team back in January 2018 and is very keen to get to know everyone, she is really lovely and very enthusiastic about equine welfare and together we believe courses like this, will help improve equine welfare, but also give you the tools you need, to deal with an emergency situation, whilst waiting for your vet. We all know that it’s seems like forever when you are waiting for your vet, especially since they don’t have blue lights and sirens, but if we can give you the tools you need to stop/slow a bleed, relieve pressure/tension, to make your horse as comfortable as possible, in any situation, it should help to keep you a little less frazzled.

Helen is not just a vet but also a lecturer at The University of Liverpool, so is used to teaching large numbers of people, about many, many aspects of veterinary medicine, so although she has her lesson plan in mind, she is open to suggestions, if anyone has a specific illness/injury they would like her to talk about/demonstrate please comment and I will pass it on.

Tickets are limited, in order to make sure everyone gets the best out of the course and to allow space in the hall, for the practical tasks, so please book ASAP, they are on a first paid, first served basis, tea/coffee and cake included.

We are bringing this course to you, at the bargain price of £10 per person!!!!! To book, please pay via PayPal: horsesensewirral@yahoo.com and put “First Aid” in the notes please. Or ask us for other methods of payment.

THE WIRRAL EQUINE STAR AWARDS 2018

***NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN***

This is our 3rd year, running this to show our appreciation to our professionals. This year we have 6 categories, as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

VET OF THE YEAR

FARRIER OF THE YEAR

DENTIST OF THE YEAR

INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

THERAPIST OF THE YEAR (physio, chiropractor, massage therapist, behaviour therapist)

BEST SUPPORTING ACT (food supplier, hay/straw supplier, tack shop, rug wash, saddler, transporter, photographer, yard owner/manager, blade sharpener etc etc)

All nominees must practice in Wirral and where required, be qualified to do so.

We are changing the way you nominate this year and to nominate, we will require you to EMAIL equinestarawards@gmail.com with the name of the individual you would like to nominate, the name of the business they work for (where applicable) and why you think they should win a Star Award, just a short paragraph will do, feel free to include photos.

Whilst your name and email will be kept strictly confidential at all times, we may use some or all of your reason to nominate, during the nomination, voting or award giving process, in any public form, if you don’t want us to use this information, please type “PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL” at the top of your email.

NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE MIDNIGHT 31ST DECEMBER & 3 FINALISTS FROM EACH CATEGORY ANNOUNCED 1ST JANUARY.

Thank you for supporting our local heroes xxx

**Look out for more exciting changes to our Star Awards**

MASSIVE THANK YOU

To the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust for providing us with a very generous donation,  to help us with our winter food and bedding. We still have a long way to go to catch up with our bills after the most expensive summer ever, with no grass and massive quantities of forage needed. However, these very lovely people have made life a little easier for us, we can‘t thank them enough. 

HUGE THANK YOU

To Sally Leadbetter at TackShop4U and all her lovely customers, who have been busy donating items at TackShop4U to be sold in their fabulous second-hand section, in order to raise much needed funds for our ponies. 

Coming in to Winter we are very short of Haynets, so Sally has very kindly turned those donations into Haynets for us and will continue to do so, until we have enough. Thank you all so much, Sally is always happy to take clean, usable items to sell on, to raise pennies for us, she stocks our calendars and also has our bonanza raffle tickets for sale, pop in there for all your horsey needs.

HUGE THANK YOU

To Pets at Home and Support Adoption for Pets for including us in their damaged stock scheme. Last week we collected a huge pallets of damaged, but perfectly usable stock for our small animals. This lot should keep them all going for a while, thank you so much.

Pollyanna Update

Pollyanna our miracle pony. Pollyanna had her whole colon removed 11 weeks ago, after a long surgery and blood transfusion the odds were slim. She can never eat hay again as she only has her small intestine. This meant Amy our founder had to feed her a sloppy feed every hour 24 hrs a day for weeks slowly increasing the amount then about 5 weeks ago it went to every 2hrs and a soaked chopped grass. Pollyanna has adapted well and doing fantastic, her face is wet due to the wet haynet but we are all so happy with her.