National Help A Horse Day
National Help a Horse Day is celebrated on April 26 of every year. Horses are considered both as a pet animal and also as a very hard working farm animal. Various sanctuaries and equine rescues around the country hold various events celebrating the horses. The events are organized to increase awareness about horse protection and to support neglected and mistreated horses across the country.
“Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.” – Josephine Demott Robinson.
History of National Help A Horse Day
National Help a Horse Day was founded by American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in the year 2013 to raise awareness and encourage intervention of neglected, abused, and deserted horses across the country. National Help a Horse Day was also created to provide a national day of acknowledgement for equine organisations and to spread about the work they do to save horses that are at-risk and also to show their community members how they can join with them to make a huge difference in the equine community. Various events are organised not only on 26th April but throughout April by Equine organisations. In the year 2014, a contest was also added to the celebration, through that contest, qualified equine groups can get a chance to win money for holding a Help a Horse Day event.
Other Celebrations on April 26
April 26 is also celebrated as
- World Intellectual Property Day
- Get Organized Day
- Thank You Thursday
- National Richter Scale Day
- National Pretzel Day
- National Hug an Australian Day
How to Celebrate National Help A Horse Day
If you like to participate in the National Help A Horse Day, send a donation to any sanctuary or equine care charity. You can also celebrate the day by helping abused, and neglected horses in your area or you can offer food or apple to at least one horse you know. Then post pictures and create awareness on social media about horse protection by using the hashtag #HelpAHorseDay.