Busy spell gets underway with first armchair evening, Friday 10 February

From now until late March the eyes of the club will be focussed predominantly on the North West League with our series of armchair evenings balancing out our busy schedule.

This Friday we’re being treated to a special double act with Damien and Rhona revealing the key to keeping your horse healthy in wind and limb. As a farrier, Damien is an expert in horses’ hooves and the indispensable relationship between the hoof and every piece of bone and soft tissue in the limb it supports. Very often, the farrier will be your first port of call should your horse show signs of unsoundness.

With her extensive experience as a vet specialised in horses, Rhona McKenzie will explain how to monitor all the basic signs of your horse’s health. She’ll cover the elementary aspects of horse first aid so that you will know how to treat minor injuries or, in serious cases, how to cope with an injury until the vet arrives.

The session takes place at Tir na nOg in Ballymacool. You’ll have to pony up for your own drinks but the (arm)chairs are provided. A great evening’s enjoyment and information is guaranteed.

Contact Damien on 087 763 1911  for further information.

Pictured below: Damien and Rhona at their 2009 demonstration. This time we’re trading in our star model Molly for the comfort of the pub.

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