National Help a Horse Day:
The National Help a Horse Day comes on the 26th of April every year and serves to motivate horse lovers as well as horse advocates to join efforts towards the protection of horses that are either neglected or abused or both.
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Why National Help a Horse Day?
This remarkable day comes on the 26th of April every year and serves to encourage horse enthusiasts to join in the efforts and forces that have been put forth to advocate for the protection and well sustenance of horses. It calls out to these people to address how horses have been neglected and how others are being abused. Simply put, this day campaigns for the need to revitalize horse sanctuaries and horse rescue centers.
In America, horses help in very high regard. Nonetheless, most horses go unattended to, abused, neglected and some are not even wanted. The national holiday, therefore, attempts to address the issues that horses face, bringing the attention of concerned organizations for where horse rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption is concerned. The programs of these organizations are targeted at providing shelter as well as veterinary care for the horses which go unattended to or the ones that are victims of different forms of abuse. Many of these organizations serve to provide a sanctuary to house the horses for the rest of their lives. Having been rehabilitated, the horses are put forward for adoption.
It is important to note that horses, like human beings, require specialized care, which is often expensive. While the organizations that are dedicated to rehabilitating the neglected and abused horses are inspired by their love for horses, they also require financial support through donations, volunteers, and related funding. The national holiday, therefore, increases awareness and draws the attention of horse enthusiasts to these organizations as a means to helping empower victimized horses.
There are more than 200 breeds of horses, all of which love humans and are loyal and devoted to their owners. The entire history of horses is closely related to their service to humans, the more reason why we should take care of them. Horses provide a means of transport for users. They also help us clear our fields and move cattle. In ancient history, horses have also been recorded to have played an enabling role during battle and war.
How we can observe National Help A Horse Day:
Some of the ways that can be used to observe this national holiday include the following:-
- Visiting the horse rehabilitation center and tipping the attendants
Take this day to walk around their sheds, learning and having as much fun as possible even as you try to bond with these animals in a reasonable and safe way. The attendants that feed the horses treat them, and clean their habitats sacrifice a lot and put in a lot of effort.
- Post on social media
You can also observe the National Help A Horse Day by posting on social media using the #NationalHelpAHorseDay hashtag and thereafter share this handle across multiple social media platforms that you use. Some of the best social media avenues that will spread this commemoration fast include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or in your Whatsapp status because of the wide audience that these platforms achieve.
- Sponsoring or adopting a horse
You can also observe this day by offering to adopt or sponsor a horse. Adoption, in this case, involves donating funds every once in a while towards the care and support of this animal while it is in rehab.
Interesting facts about National Help a Horse Day:
The most interesting facts about this day include, but are not limited to the following facts:-
- Animal activists were able to relocate horse Carrie tracks from 59th Street into Central Park on National Horse Protection Day in 2019, in an effort to protect them from being on the crowded and busy roads.
- Credit to the efforts of horse lovers in NYC, horses that draw carriages are not allowed to be worked in extremely hot temperatures.
- 2020 marked the year when the National Horse Protection Day completed its 15th anniversary.
History of National Help a Horse Day:
The history of the National Help a Horse Day traces back to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Thus organization foundation the special day to raise awareness and promote help to neglected or abused horses.