U.K. Welfare Group Hitting the Road to Educate on Equine Weight

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) Right Weight Road Show will be fighting the flab on the road this spring. The Right Weight Road Show is a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.

"Our research suggests that over 80% of leisure horses in the U.K. are overweight and this problem seems to be increasing," said Project Manager Samantha Lewis said. "But unlike the many welfare cases the ILPH deals with, most overweight horses are that way because their owner is caring and has the best of intentions."

The Road Show team is asking owners at boarding stables and barns around the country to contact them if they'd like the Road Show to come to their facility. The team will show owners how to correctly weigh their horses, teach them how to fat score, and an equine nutritionist will give them diet tips for their horses.

The help offered by the team is given in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. For more information, visit the ILPH Web site.  

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