Services Provided by The Lacey Foundation

Daily:

 

  • Equine advocates through community outreach and education
    • Emphasis on the public education of daily and long term care of special needs and aging horses
  • Prepare and serve mash twice daily for our senior herd
    • Mash is made up of hay cubes, alfalfa pellets and senior feed that is mixed with water and left to get soft. Our three horse Mash Unit consumes one ton of mash per week.
  • Hay thrown twice daily in winter (October thru April)
  • Pasture grazing, with shelter & automatic heated water systems
  • Injury and wellness checks – treatment as needed
  • Fly spray from July through September
  • Grooming – a great way to check for injuries and body condition
  • Training: Not every horse needs daily training, but we try to do a little something each day, even if it’s just putting on a halter
  • Provide Attend & Affection: Probably more for us than the horse, but most of them enjoy the time

Every Four Weeks:

  • Equine massage for the geriatric herd – as needed on others
  • Worming program
  • Psyllium program such as Sand Clear

Every Four Weeks:

  • Equine massage for the geriatric herd – as needed on others
  • Worming program
  • Psyllium program such as Sand Clear

Every Eight Weeks:

  • Farrier trims hooves and shoes as necessary – Mia is in corrective shoes on her back feet for unexplained lameness, the shoes have helped her immensely

Every Six Months:

  • Veterinarian comes out for vaccinations and exams on everyone, sheath cleaning if needed on the geldings

Yearly:

  • Teeth floating