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Equine Guelph Honours the Memory of HorsesOctober 2009

hoofprints in the sand image Guelph, ON – Equine Guelph has announced a new memorial program that celebrates the lives of horses. Hoofprints was recently launched on Equine Guelph’s website and features a section that honours the memory of deceased horses through stories and pictures.

“As horse owners ourselves, we at Equine Guelph understand what it’s like to suffer the loss of a beloved equine friend,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph.

“Hoofprints gives grieving horse owners a positive means to cope with the devastating loss and a loving way to remember horses through sharing their stories with other horse lovers – people who understand.”

Gifts to Equine Guelph help make the difference in the lives of other horses through the funding of equine research, education, performance, healthcare and industry development.

Equine Guelph invites those who have lost a horse to pay tribute by sending a photo and message of remembrance along with a memorial gift in the name of the horse.

Click here for more information on Hoofprints and view the legacies of cherished horses

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