National Horse Protection Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the issue of horse protection. These animals have been faithful companions of people since ancient times. However, the cruel treatment of these animals and keeping them in hellish conditions is a true reality that we must correct! The holiday is celebrated on March 1.
The history of the holiday is closely tied to popular blogger and animal advocate Colleen Page. She also spends much of her time studying animal behavior and helping owners build rapport with their pets.
In the Middle Ages and later centuries, horses often served as a common labor force or were used as transportation on the battlefield (relevant to the Knighthood era). Animals played a large role in human life, but this did not prevent cruelty to them and their use to the utmost.
Big steps were taken to remedy the situation in the 1800s, when they began to punish cruelty to horses. In the 20th century, cars began to be used more and more often, and animals lost relevance. However, even now, when horses can be found only in villages or at competitions, one can observe a cruel attitude toward them.
The National Horse Protection Day holiday is designed to raise public awareness of the problem of horse abuse and to get rid of this social vice.
- Cruelty to horses can be seen at competitions. In 2008, for example, at a horse race, it was discovered that a stinging substance derived from pepper, capsaicin, had been applied to the skin of several horses so that the horses would react more strongly to the blows of the rider.
- Horses breathe using their nostrils. They can’t breathe with their mouths.
- The average life span of a horse is 25 to 30 years. Living conditions and care play a big role here.
How to celebrate
Learn more interesting information about horses on National Horse Protection Day. If you are aware of cruelty to horses, report the incident to the appropriate animal protection organizations. Celebrating this day is a great excuse to learn how to ride horses and make friends with these animals.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have experienced cruelty to horses.
When is National Horse Protection Day Celebrated in 2024?
National Horse Protection Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March the 1st each year.