The Oregon Hay Bank and Equamore Foundation are sponsoring a free horse health fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 at Eden Farm, located at 4723 Highway 62 in Ashland

The Oregon Hay Bank and Equamore Foundation are sponsoring a free horse health fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 at Eden Farm, located at 4723 Highway 62 in Ashland

Horse owners facing financial hardship are invited to participate in the free clinic, which will feature veterinary assessments, de-wormer, hoof care, equine chiropractic, and an equine nutrition specialist, all at little or no cost to qualifying participants. Horses will visit a series of "stations" to get the care its owner wishes.

Vaccinations may be offered by participating veterinarians who are drastically discounting their time as an acknowledgment of the hardship some horse owners are facing in providing for their animals during challenging economic conditions.

Owners wishing to participate must call for an appointment. Appointments will be first come, first served, and scheduled in 30 minute increments. Limit two horses per owner. No drop-ins will be accepted.

Oregon Hay Bank Executive Director Julie Fritz stated that this is the fourth such event held in Oregon by various equine welfare organizations. To register, call Fritz at 541-671-0164.