Help Hands On Students
horses from an equine welfare centre in South Norfolk are going
out on loan this week to Otley College, near Ipswich where they
will take up residence to help students with their studies.
ILPH McGill, Sneezy and Molly will help students in the practical
element of the Horse Management and Animal Science courses as well
as hands on therapy for special needs students on Rural Therapy
Says Tony Tyler, ILPH (International League for the Protection of
Horses) Manager at Hall Farm, Snetterton, "The 3 horses that
we are loaning the College have been especially chosen for their
kind natures and ease of handling.
"Although McGill was not a cruelty case, the other two were,
and it's good to know that horses that have been abused themselves
will be instrumental in educating young people about good horse
Comments Gerda Werner, Equine Lecturer at Otley College, "Otley
College is delighted to have the ILPH horses spend time with our
students. Our Horse
Management students are particularly looking forward to putting
their stable management theory into practice.
"We intend to provide a friendly, stimulating environment for
the horses, as we understand they have led difficult lives."
Horses to be loaned to Otley College
is a 16.2hh, 14 yr old grey Irish Draught gelding.
He was slightly underweight when he came into the ILPH in September
2001 and has a history of COPD although this wasn't apparent on
is a 14hh, 9 yr old dapple grey New Forest gelding.
Came into the ILPH in March 1995 as a youngster and was part of
an RSPCA case. He has been out on loan twice as a riding pony.
is a 15hh, 11 yr old dark bay Welsh Cob mare.
Came into the ILPH in Nov 1996 as an RSPCA case, has been out on
loan 3 times before and is prone to sweetitch.