Horse SA is running a series of workshops aimed at promoting the role of the Horse Welfare Officer for community events and activities. Volunteers and horse owners from a wide range of equine experience are invited to register, where participants will take part in discussion and practical sessions to improve skills centered on horse welfare & well-being.
The series of workshops will be held between February 14 and 20 at Roseworthy, Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Kersbrook and Morphettville for anyone involved in horse or pony clubs, shows, agistment centers, events, social activities or even businesses.
“It provides an opportunity to stand back and look at how things are done, not from the view point of what you are accustomed to seeing, but with a new look at a continuing to develop practices and procedures for the benefit of the horse” said Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer for Horse SA.
Horse SA has access to a fully articulated life-size mannequin horse called “Riley.” The mannequin, which is weighted similar to a real horse, provides an opportunity for people to practice working as a team to manage a recumbent horse and to discuss volunteer safety tips
The 2.5 hr. workshops are free for Horse SA members and Sampson Flat fire-affected property owners, or $40 general entry. Individuals are welcome
Register here: http://www.horsesa.asn.au/events/event/
Horse SA has, as a key goal, to make sure horses are a valued part of our Australian culture, community and business life. The organisation works at all levels of government, business and non-profit organisations through to grass roots horse owners to achieve that goal.