Greatwood open day to showcase versatility of ex-racehorses

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Racehorse welfare charity Greatwood is holding an open morning on Saturday 26 September to encourage more people to rehome an ex-racer.

Greatwood, in Marlborough, Wilts, is home to a range of former racehorses, ranging from four to 16-year-olds, from happy hackers to all-rounders, many of which are now available for rehoming.

The morning is designed to showcase the versatility of the thoroughbred and to demonstrate how many of the horses have been successfully retrained.

Helen Yeadon, founder of Greatwood, said: “We have had an unprecedented number of calls this year asking us to take on horses and unfortunately we currently are full.”

“But the staff have been really busy working the horses over the last few months and we thought it would be a good time to show people what we have available.

“We hope to rehome the horses that ready to leave us in order to make room for others that are less fortunate.”

The morning, which will feature ridden demonstrations, will start at 11am and refreshments will be available.

Potential carers need to have had experience in handling thoroughbreds or part-breds.

For more details of requirements visit the website at www.racehorsesgreatwood.org or call 01672 514535.