Horse owners can learn more about equine breeding at a British Horse Society workshop this weekend.

Tickets are still available for the British Horse Society (BHS) SEIB Breeding Awareness Day on Saturday, 2 May at Hartpury College, Glos.

The new event is part of responsible breeding campaign launched this year by the BHS.

The day will include practical demonstrations by equine behaviourist Richard Maxwell. There will also be talks by equine reproduction vet Tim Gayler from Peasbrook Equine Clinic and Redwings vet Nick de Brauwere on issues that can occur during equine pregnancy and foaling.

The event is aimed at anyone interested in breeding horses — from complete beginners to more experienced breeders.

BHS welfare senior executive Lee Hackett said: “We are really looking forward to the breeding awareness day. The quality of our speakers means that there will be something for everybody to learn and we hope it will encourage people to think very carefully before breeding from their horse.

“We are particularly excited to announce that internationally famous equine behaviourist Richard Maxwell will be giving a practical demonstration on the importance of the proper handling of young horses and some of the problems that may arise when initial handling in managed incorrectly.”

Tickets are just £5. To buy email welfare@bhs.org.uk or tel: 01926 707804