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In the feed room: reading a feedbag

With eye catching packaging featuring beautiful horses, it is easy to choose a feed based on looks alone, but do we really know what is going into our horses diet? The back of a feedbag contains a wealth of knowledge, telling you not only how to feed and the recommended weights, but also the exact…

Winter ailments: Mud, glorious mud

Mud, wet and cold brings a whole new range of problems to prevent, manage and treat. Here are a few of the common problems and methods to go about treating them. When the weather turns and winter rolls in, it may be tempting to layer on the rugs and bring your horse into the stable if it…

Horse trailer safety: safe travels

Transporting your horse can be a stressful experience, but ensuring your trailer is road worthy and safe will help journeys fly by.  During the course of the year, we see many horse trailers that shouldn’t be on the road. Such trailers are used to carry very expensive horses, someone’s real pride and joy, but in…

Dogs and horses: life in harmony

Horses are flight animals, while dogs are natural predators and social animals. Although the two wouldn’t go together in nature, horses and dogs are often paired within the countryside community, so it is worth making sure they can coexist happily. Whether it is during a hack or on a yard, you will likely encounter a…

Veterans: breaking down the age barrier

Just like humans, horses are living healthier and longer lives thanks to our ever growing knowledge. In the eyes of many insurance companies, a horse or pony is considered a veteran once it reaches the age of fifteen, but in the eyes of many senior horse owners, this is far from the truth. Our knowledge…

Emergency preparation: ready for anything?

As the saying goes, fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Emergencies by their nature are unplanned and shocking, but with a plan you can make them far more manageable. Planning for the emergencies is a necessary evil for any horse owner, no matter whether or not you own the yard on which your horse is…

Point-To-Point: Hedges Galore!

Point-to-Point racing offers an exciting day out in the countryside where people come together to socialise and enjoy the adrenaline fuelled sport. With plenty of venues in the East Anglia region, Point-to-Point is an easily accessible form of racing where you can get close to the action. A type of amateur horse racing, Point-to-Point is…

Security first

While we do everything to protect our yards from thieves, field security is somewhat overlooked. However, with just a few alterations, you can make your fields as secure as the stable. Equine related theft is sadly still an issue in many rural areas and while it seems the number of horses stolen has decreased, there…

Winter Is Coming

We can’t avoid it any longer – the weather will turn and owning a horse will get harder. But with each winter that passes, you’ll pick up time saving tips and tricks that make the season much easier to handle – this checklist shares the very best ideas. For those with horses at home, or…

Horse Sense

The horse has five main senses, which are those of seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling and it can also be justified that the horse has a ‘sixth sense’. Find out why knowing everything about your horse’s senses make perfect common sense when trying to understand and care for them as considerately as possible. Sight…