How to help your horse cope during Bonfire night!

1 Nov 2016

Here at Horsebox Insurance, we know how important it is to reassure your loved ones over this noisy season and make sure they are comfortable. That is why we have put together a range of tips that you can do to ensure that they have a peaceful evening.

  • Research in to when and where the firework displays are going to be held; you may be able to find this out online, in newspapers or in local shops.
  • If you get the chance, try letting your neighbours and local firework display organisers that your horses are located close by, this means that the fireworks can be set off in the opposite direction to the horses.
  • Make a decision on where to leave your horse on the evening of the event, usually it is a good idea to keep them in a routine and somewhere they are comfortable. Therefore, if they are usually in a stable or in a field, keep them there for as long as possible.
  • If you know that your animal is likely to be stressed, talk to your vet about possible sedation or even consider moving your horse for the evening.
  • If your horse is going to be staying in the field overnight, we would recommend inspecting the fence to ensure that it is in no way broken.
  • If there is going to be a firework display nearby to your yard, it is essential that you put together an emergency fire procedure.
  • Under no circumstances, do not risk riding your horse on the evening of the firework display.
  • Try to make sure that someone is with the horse during the evening of the event; this could be you or someone that has experience with horses.
  • It may seem silly but always be vigilant and aware of your own personal safety, a startled horse can sometimes be dangerous.
  • Always try to remain calm and positive as horses are able to sense uneasiness in people. But overall, be sure to have a pleasant evening and enjoy the view!

We hope that these tips have been useful for you and you can relax during the events, if you would like any advice on your horse or equine insurance, do not hesitate to get in contact on; 0333 202 3175.


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