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Horses Help Hands On Students

3 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 Courses.

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 welfare."

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."

ILPH Horses to be loaned to Otley College

McGill 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 arrival.

Sneezy 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.

Molly 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.


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