A website has been launched to puts horse owners in touch with recommended horse professionals who can provide mobile livery services.

Mucking Horses Associates (MHA) estimates that 90% of the UK’s horses are stabled in private, non-livery accommodation.

So a significant number of owners are faced with the dilemna of arranging temporary care for their horse.

MHA is designed as a stop gap service, to cover times like holiday, illness, pregnancy or work commitments.

“Only those individuals who can demonstrate competent skills and knowledge in the field of equitation and a positive attitude towards horse welfare are eligible to become associates,” said a spokesman for the company.

A company is also recruiting for mobile livery associates based around the country.

For more information, go to www.mobileliveryassociates.co.uk