Healthy Grassland for Healthy Horses in the Calder Catchment

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Healthy Grassland for Healthy Horses in the Calder Catchment

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Horses are often blamed for land degradation. Their hooves can compact soil, making it easy for water to run off and contribute to flooding. Their grazing habits can reduce biodiversity and create vulnerable bare patches of soil. Traditional grazing systems are also not always suitable for all horses, leading to obesity and other associated health issues.
By learning to assess our grasslands, and make small changes to manage them in new ways, we can help to create habitats for pollinators like bees, to slow the flow of water into rivers and streams by increasing the amount of water which can soak into the soil, and to improve our horses’ health and wellbeing at the same time.
Join us at 6pm on 22nd October at Marsden Mechanics Hall to learn more about managing your grassland for horse grazing to benefit both horses and the environment. There will be talks from University of Liverpool researcher Dr Tamzin Furtado, and from the team behind the Equicentral system, the bar will be open, and there will be a buffet. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome!
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October 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Marsden Mechanics Hall
Peel Street
Marsden, HD7 6BW
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