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GAIT receives special horse halters from 4-H

Pictured are 4-H member Amanda Fisher, left, 4-H Club leader Nancy Van Wyk, and 4-H member Adriana Bauer, with GAIT horse Montana ready to try out the fire halter.
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MILFORD, PA — The Horse and Pony Club, a Pike County 4-H club at Van Wyk Farms in Hawley PA, chose to donate 10 fire halters to the GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center in Milford. The 4-H members studied the design, followed the directions provided, and presented these special halters to Martha Dubensky, executive director of GAIT, on Saturday, April 19.

In an emergency, large animals such as horses are often difficult to remove from danger. However, specially manufactured halters (designed by a show stable in Spain, which released pictures and directions for other facilities to utilize), have been modified to safely and rapidly remove horses from a dangerous situation such as a barn fire or flood.

For more information regarding the fire halters go to blog.sstack.com/fire-halters-an-easy-safety-measure-for-your-barn. For more information regarding GAIT go to www.gaitpa.org.