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Horse Protection Day

  Mar 02, 2022

Horse Protection Day

National Horse Protection Day is celebrated on March 1st every year to observe the importance of horses in our lives and to promote awareness regarding their abuse and neglect.

The History of National Horse Protection Day

Horses have been considered as close and majestic companions of humans. Equines have been an important part of our life since the dawn of civilization. They have carried us on their backs, pulled our carriages, fought our wars, tilled our fields and traveled miles with our goods without asking for anything in return.

Although with the advancement of transportation and technology, horses are no longer required as frequently on the roads and for labor, but will forever be great pets, therapy animals and an integral part of sports. Equestrian sports are still popular today, and they are included in the Olympic Games too.

Yet despite their loyalty and helpfulness, they are often forgotten to be treated with the love, care and respect they deserve. They are frequently mistreated, exploited and neglected by their owners. National Horse Protection Day was founded by Colleen Paige, a well-known pet lifestyle expert, to make people mindful of the plight of these unwanted and abused horses that end up being sick, or are sold to slaughter houses for meat. Paige aims to celebrate this day annually to encourage the rescue, healing and rehoming of these loving animals.

How can you celebrate National Horse Protection Day?

National Horse Protection Day is a day to acknowledge the difficulties faced by horses that are without a home, friendship, or love. National Horse Protection Day can be observed in a variety of ways. Let's take a look at them:

  • Volunteer at the local animal shelters and spend some time taking care of the abandoned horses that need your love.
  • You can also donate food, bedding and other essentials for these wonderful four-legged friends.
  • If you have sufficient resources and space, Horse Protection Day is a great opportunity to bring an equine companion into your life. Adopt a horse from the nearby local animal shelter and we promise you won't regret it.
  • You can also help horses at these shelters find forever homes where they will be loved and taken care of.
  • You can even get involved in legal attempts to reform laws on animal welfare, livestock protection, and responsible breeding if you're particularly dedicated.
  • Talk to your friends and family about horses and horse mistreatment to raise awareness. You can also utilize social media to assist get the word out to a big audience.
  • Share your thoughts on this topic using the hashtags #NationalHorseProtectionDay #HorseProtectionDay and #colleen paige on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

On this Horse Protection Day, spread awareness regarding this:

  • Educate people that one should only adopt a horse if they have the resources and space to keep a horse. Horses require huge spaces to live freely and should not be forced to be in small and confined spaces.
  • Stables should not be overcrowded or overpopulated. This kind of environment causes horses to become sick and unhealthy.
  • If the horses become too old or expensive to maintain, one should not abandon them. They are loyal and loving beings that require your care.
  • Even if they become expensive to maintain, one should never ever sell them to slaughter houses. As a last resort, you should seek help of animal welfare.

National Horse Protection Day is the best time to connect with these gentle, shy and loving animals. Let's join Colleen Paige’s campaign to work for the betterment of these four-legged friends that are just as much as our cats and dogs are!

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