Free laminitis talk in aid of Stable Life

A charity helping vulnerable young people learn life skills using horses and their environments is holding a lecture evening near Selkirk next Thursday (April 24).

Stable Life has organised the free talk on laminitis at Ashkirk Hall, when Renton Swan vets, with bases at Berwick, Coldstream and Duns, will tell horse lovers everything they need to know about the affliction – what it is, how to prevent it and how to manage it.

Stable Life volunteer Samantha Keating said: “Spring might be nice for us, but it’s not always good for our horses. The UK has a climate that supports lush, green grass, in short, sugar for your horse. As a result, we have a much higher rate of laminitis than many other countries.

“Renton Swan Vets have very kindly donated their time to provide the educational talk when questions will be welcomed”

Formerly the Galashiels Youth Project, Stable Life moved to Dryden stables, near Ashkirk last year when the lease became available after six years at various riding schools across the Borders.

The project helps youngsters aged 10 to 18 who have suffered emotional and behavioural issues to learn new life skills and aims to assist 250 children per year by 2016.

Donations are welcome. There will be a raffle and refreshments at the talk, which starts at 7pm.

For more information ring Stable Life on 07960 960867.