Horse of CT in Washington to offer clinic Saturday

WASHINGTON — The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut), celebrating their 40th year, will hold their annual Basic Horse Care Clinic on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This horse care clinic provides an opportunity to learn the basics of horse care. Participants will be working “hands-on” with horses while learning about proper handling and grooming, taking a horse’s temperature, worming, hoof and dental care, and diet requirements. There will also be a discussion on fencing and proper shelter as well. The cost for the clinic is $10.

In addition to the clinic, tour the farm and meet the horses, including Dolly, the mini halfpint, an Arabian-Appaloosa cross gelding, Gus, the playful Thoroughbred gelding and more. Also, meet many of the knowledgeable volunteers who answer questions.

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

H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut is at 43 Wilbur Road, Washington. For more information, email, visit or call 860-868-1960.