WASHINGTON — Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, H.O.R.S.E. of CT, will hold its Spring Horse Parade on Saturday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The farm, at 43 Wilbur Road, is set up for social distancing while visitors view the horses, and hand sanitizers and wipes will be available. Due to insurance regulations, children under 12 are no longer permitted.
The Spring Horse Parade is an opportunity for folks interested in adopting, leasing, sponsoring or volunteering, to meet the farm’s many horses; aged 6 to 29, from mini to draft-crosses, with many available for the advanced to beginner to experienced rider. Its leasing program is for people over 18 who ride regularly and want to find out what is involved in caring for a horse, while adoption is for the experienced horse owner. Sponsoring is an introductory option for those that would like to groom and hand walk a horse.
Visitors can learn the many ways they can help from the farm’s volunteers, such as grooming and cleaning stalls, to helping at fundraisers.
H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, the oldest horse rescue in the state, is a nonprofit, organization funded only by charitable contributions, an announcement said. All funds raised go directly to the horses; from feed and blankets to farrier, dental and veterinary expenses. For more information, visit horseofct.org, call 860-868-1960 or email email@example.com.