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Horse safety during Fireworks season

November 1, 2001

From the BHS

Bonfire Night is an annual headache for many horse owners. Fireworks can frighten even the most sensible horse with dreadful consequences. The British Horse Society has compiled the following checklist to help horse owners prepare for November 5.

By being proactive in planning for fireworks and bonfire night, you can make the annual celebrations less stressful for you and your horse.

It is not just horse owners who need to be careful. People organising fireworks should also inform local horse owners. It is also a good idea not to let fireworks off anywhere near fields or farms.

Most people don't realise how much suffering fireworks cause to animals, particularly horses. Those who really want to have fireworks in their back garden should think carefully about how it will affect the local animals before they do so.



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