Common horse breed characteristics found in each equine breed

Andalusian horse breed classification

Definitive horse breed classifications define the characteristics that are fixed in the genetic makeup of a particular equine breed. Characteristics that will be passed from sire or dam to colt or filly. For instance, the English Style Horse Breed Classification is usually more angular than stock horses and has a more extreme style and action

The main causes of laminitis. Food digestion or toxins or both?

Horse laminitis - Causes & Treatment

When your horses food isn’t broken down properly acids and toxins are produced which can affect the sensitive laminae in the hoof and foot. Swelling or inflammation of the hoof laminae mean it can’t hold the pedal bone in place and this can cause severe pain …

No Hock No Horse ... Performance horse that is ...

Buying a Horse then Horse Hock Conformation Matters

Horse hock conformation matters because any breed can produce a horse with undersized or under-strength hocks, so if you’re interested in a performance sports horse, make sure you look at the hocks before you look at the color, the height or that pretty head

Farrier Training: Getting Your Horse to Stand

Farrier Training Your Horse

There are many horses that fidget, lean, snatch their feet away or worse still kick, when the farrier is attempting to trim their feet or shoe them. Proper farrier training will help prevent this

How to Prevent Laminitis ... Prevention is better & cheaper then a cure!

The Best Advice for How to Prevent Laminitis … If you have a laminitic horse or pony or one that is prone to laminitis, never allow your horse or pony to become overweight. Of course in a perfect equestrian world that would be easy, but in our imperfect horsey world it gets a little more complicated …

The Irish Draught breed a favourite among show jumpers

Noted for its intelligence and kind temperament, the Irish Draught Horse is an attractive looking well balanced horse with straight athletic action. One of the most famous show jumpers is King of Diamonds, an Irish Draught horse who sired Special Envoy

The Horse Hoof and Equine Foot Care

Horse Hoof & Foot Care - hdr

Professional fully qualified farriers know more about the horse hoof and equine foot than any other individual. As a horse owner you should understand how your horses’ feet function and what you can do to keep them healthy. But, when it comes to care you should always seek the advice of a qualified farrier

Learn about the Curb Bit. Both Western & English styles

The English & Western Curb Bit - Horse Riding

A curb bit uses leverage and includes the pelham bit and the Weymouth curb along with the traditional curb bit used by Western riders. The English & Western Curb Bits differ slightly on how they apply leverage but both work on several parts of the horses head and mouth

Choosing a Bridle For Your Horse

Horse Bridle Styles - hdr

The bridle is such an essential part of your horse tack, that you should make sure you choose the right type and size of bridle for your horse while considering the type of work you want your horse to do.

The French Anglo Arab Horse Breed

Anglo-Arab-Mishkoh

The Anglo Arab Horse Breed is a more substantial horse than the pure bred Arabian and is a mix of Arabian and Thoroughbred that produces a true sport horse. French Anglo Arabs have been very successful with the French three day event team

Origin Of The Anglo Arab Horse Breed

By the end of the 18th century, once the English thoroughbred was established an idea developed that it could be possible to combine the skeletal mechanics and speed of the thoroughbred racehorse with the pure bred Arabian to produce the Anglo Arab Horse Breed

Try our natural homemade fly spray recipe

Natural Fly Spray Recipe

An organic homemade fly spray, a truly natural fly repellent that helps make sure you know what you are spraying on your horse. A horse care essential that will help save you some money while looking after you horse in the process

A guide to the showjump riders position and the modern forward seat used by show jumpers

Showjumping - Show Jump Riders Position

The proper riders position used by equestrians when show jumping a horse over an obstacle. It normally involves the forward seat, first developed by Captain Federico Caprilli and commonly referred to as the caprilli technique. The modern showjumping forward seat position is not meant to be held by the rider, but is a more fluid seat that changes as your horses balance changes

The Welsh Section Pony and Welsh Cob horse breed

The Welsh Section Pony Breed A to D

One of the most popular pony breeds the Welsh Section Pony can be found competing in every ridden discipline including; Hunter Classes, Driving, Dressage, Combined Training, Combined Driving, English & Western Pleasure and also heavy harness

Newlands Equestrian Livery Stables Epworth

Newlands Equestrian Livery Stables Epworth

Newlands Equestrian is a family owned livery yard just outside Epworth in Lincolnshire. The stable yard is owned and operated by Stuart & Ross Hewson, local farmers and agricultural contractors who are strongly commited to delivering innovative renewable energy and sustainable agricultural solutions.

Horse Riding Apparel – Safety vs Fashion

Stay Safe Horse Riding - localriding.com

Equestrian fashion trends can dictate how pretty a picture you present on your horse, but sometimes you can forget the safety aspects. Make sure your riding apparel conforms to current safety standards.

Treating Navicular in Horses

Equine Navicular in Horses

Treating navicular disease in horses is quite difficult but there are many ways to relieve the pain of navicular disease so that your horse can still live a relatively pain free existence and be able to continue on as normal

How does your local farrier care for your horse's feet & hooves

Farrier or Backsmith working on a horse

Your local equine farrier is usually very well qualified and should offer a full range of services including shoeing, remedial shoeing, trimming and advice on horse hoof health. even barefoot horses should be checked regularly by the farrier to ensure they are okay to ride without shoes

When and why to use a double bridle ...

When & How to Use a Double Bridle

The double bridle is the bridle for the educated horse in the hands of the educated rider. Here’s why your horse must be balanced and established while working in a snaffle before a double bridle is ever considered

The History of Horse Saddles and Stirrups

Horse Saddle Guide - localriding.com

A short guide on the development & history of horse saddles and stirrups and how the demise of mounted warfare is moving riders back to close contact saddles and riding in a more relaxed and comfortable way for the horse

Equine Strangles: be aware of the symptoms & signs of strangles

Symptoms of horse strangles

Why should you know the symptoms and take horse strangles seriously. Well apart from the problems of long-term guttural pouch carriers, strangles recovered horses can shed Strep equi from their nose and in their saliva for up to 6 weeks following infection. Horses that have been infected with equine strangles should be isolated from other animals. Knowing the signs & symptoms will help you keep your horse safe

The exercise ball is the easy way to getting fit to ride

Using an exercise ball to get fit to ride

All riders should do something physical other than riding. The exercise ball routines we detail here are a simple way to improve your rider fitness and warming up before you ride will also enhance your ability to ride well. Fitness is important in any sport and if you take your sport seriously its important you take your own fitness seriously too

Learn the equine intestinal parasite or horse worms life cycle. Know your enemy ...

Horse Worms Life Cycle - The redworm in droppings

It’s up to you to make sure your worming program and de-wormers will eradicate equine intestinal parasites and your horses worms by learning the worms life cycle and using an effective worming program to keep your horse healthy. Intelligent worming can help but also make sure you don’t use the same horse wormer continually. Continual use of a single wormer will only increase the horse worms immunity

What are the Equine Navicular Symptoms?

Equine Navicular in Horses

While walking, the horse with equine navicular disease tends to place its weight on the toe to avoid placing pressure on the heel area, which contains the inflamed navicular bone and bursa