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National Horse Days

•  National Hug a Horse Day — January 21st

The day shown for ‘National Hug A Horse Day’ is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Jan. 21, 2016 across social media making references to ‘Hug A Horse Day’. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Hug A Horse Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sanctioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


• National Horse Protection Day (U.S.) — March 1st

National Horse Protection Day was created to bring light to the plight of horses in America and beyond who have lost their homes and need help finding good new ones.

Do you have the means and ability to adopt or sponsor a horse’s care? Perhaps you have spare time or an interest in volunteering at a horse rescue or sanctuary.

National Horse Protection Day was founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist/Advocate, Colleen Page.

Use #HorseProtectionDay to post on social media.

• National Help a Horse Day (U.S.) — April 26th

National Help a Horse Day is observed annually on April 26th. Equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country hold events celebrating the horse. The events are designed to raise awareness and advocate for abused and neglected horses across the country.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded National Help a Horse Day to bring awareness and promote intervention on behalf of abandoned, neglected and abused horses across the country.

Use #NationalHelpAHorseDay to post on social media.

• National I Love Horses Day (U.S.) — July 15th

On July 15 we recognize the love of one magnificent creature. Today is National I love Horses Day!

With over 200 breeds, these spirited animals have given humans much to love. Their loyalty and devotion throughout history may only be a portion of the reasons to love them. Not just a means of transportation, horses cleared fields, fought wars, moved cattle and were companions on long lonely trails. They were a cornerstone to survival in a burgeoning nation.

Post on social media using #NationalILoveHorsesDay.

• National Day of the Horse (U.S.) — December 13th

S. Res 452 — 108th Congress

National Day of the Horse is observed annually on December 13. National Day of the Horse encourages people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history and character of the United States.

Use #NationalDayoftheHorse to post on social media.

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