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Small things add up to Healthy Horses says KBHH

‘Taking care of the small things around your horse and about the stable yard makes a big difference’ is the current message from Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH), who is repeating its highly successful Horse Health Week this year, from September 26th – 30th 2016. Throughout the week KBHH in association with the Animal Health…

Joey of War Horse Sells for £35,000 at Bonhams Charity Auction

An original set of puppets from the smash-hit play War Horse – including Joey, Topthorn, the Foal and Goose – were sold at Bonhams in London last night at a charity auction that raised £68,000 for the Handspring Trust. Joey, star of the show, gave an exclusive performance with National Theater puppeteers before selling for…

Research Sheds New Light on Laminitis Risk Factors

New research suggests we may soon be able to better identify horses at greater risk of developing pasture-associated laminitis, not only by looking at breed type, body condition score and associated higher risk environments but also by checking hormone and insulin levels. Laminitis manifests in the foot and results in varying degrees of pain, lameness…

Control of Horses Act is Seeing Results – But More Needs to be Done

The Act which came into force in May 2015 has reduced fly-grazing and added a vital tool in improving equine welfare Over a year since the Control of Horses Act came into force, the latest figures show a reduction in the numbers of horses fly-grazed across England and Wales, with many case studies proving its…

How Far Would You Travel for Horse of the Year Show

This year Horse of the Year Show has attracted visitors from all over the UK, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and even from as far away as Australia! Olivia Cakebread and her fiancé Dave live in a small town called Lara, which is approximately 60km from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They have both planned their trip to…

MEPs Urged to Back Plan for Better Equine Welfare

Members of the European Parliament have been urged by Europe’s leading equine welfare organisations to back an initiative* by Julie Girling MEP (ECR, UK), paving the way for a raft of actions to dramatically improve the welfare of equines throughout the European Union. These actions include: 1.       The dissemination of guidance for the care and…

Small things add up to Healthy Horses says KBHH

Taking care of the small things around your horse and about the stable yard makes a big difference’ is the current message from Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH), who is repeating its highly successful Horse Health Week this year, from September 26th – 30th 2016. Throughout the week KBHH in association with the Animal Health…

September Scorcher

September Scorcher

Horse charity urges owners to keep horses safe in the heat The UK’s largest horse charity, The British Horse Society (BHS), is issuing advice to horse owners during the September heatwave The charity’s advice comes as UK weather this week is set to hit temperatures as high as 30C. The British Horse Society also advises…

Charity Urges Owners to Safeguard their Horses’ Futures

World Horse Welfare calls on horse owners to ensure they make provision for their horses in their wills  As part of fifth annual Legacy Awareness Week (12th – 18th Sept), leading international horse charity, World Horse Welfare, is calling on the UK’s 446,000 horse owners to ensure they make provision for their horses in their…