From 5 January 2021, you may only leave your home for limited necessary reasons. A necessary reason includes caring for and exercising your horse. However, some yards may have decided to close to visitors or have strict rules on the number of visitors, so check with your yard manager.
You should also adhere to the government’s social distancing guidelines and any national or local restrictions. This includes where you keep your animal in livery or on private land.
Speak with your yard manager
If your horse is kept at a yard, speak with your yard manager to understand the plans and any restrictions in place during this period.
Visiting your horse
You are currently able to travel to care for or exercise your horse. Exercise is currently limited to once per day in England but is unlimited in Wales. You should follow social distancing measures and government restrictions at all times.
If your horse needs more than one visit per day, it’s best to speak with your yard to see what options you have and if you can share the load with others. However, if you are unable to buddy up then you can visit your horse to care for them more than once a day for welfare reasons.