HORSE of Connecticut in Washington, now celebrating its 35th year, will offer a basic horse care clinic July 16 form 10 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is geared toward individuals thinking about getting a horse or for those who are a new horse owner.

Attendees will work hands-on with some of the organization’s horses while learning about proper handling and grooming, taking a horses temperature, worming, hoof care and diet requirements.

A demonstration and discussion of horse dentistry by James Cormier Jr. of Precision Equine Floating will also be offered.

In addition, farm tours will be held and guests can meet the farm’s new Bureau of Land Management mustangs, 20-year-old Amara and 17-year-old Sassafras, both mares who were rescued from a kill pen out west and travelled 1,700 miles to get to HORSE.

The tack shop will also be open for those looking for saddles, blankets and other equipment.

The clinic is $10.

For more information, call the 43 Wilbur Road organization at 860-868-1960 or visit