Your horse can suffer from a wide variety of injuries and ailments, but horse colic is the most common winter health hazard affecting domestic horse’s. Make sure you know how to spot the symptoms
Correctly Releasing the Rein. Show Jumping techniques that make a difference...
Different show jumping techniques for rein releases are used depending on the circumstances surrounding the showjump obstacle. All riders should be ready and able to use each of the show jumping techniques as needed and should practice them all regularly
The costs of caring for a horse for anyone thinking of buying a horse
Some General guidelines on caring for a horse and pointers for those of you thinking of buying a horse. Owning a horse can be a very rewarding experience but, it means that you have accepted the responsibility of caring for your horse, for as long as it is a part of your life
The Suffolk Punch is one of the best farm horses ever bred
They’ve been around since the 16th century and unlike many heavy horses the Suffolk Punch has relatively clean legs, which make them well suited to farm work and easier to care for. They are also used to pull drays and have a uniform Chestnut coat
As with the hunter type there is no set formula for breeding a cob horse
At one time the cob horse type was used as an all-purpose horse, performing equally well in harness and under saddle. Today it is most often used as a riding horse, but the best Cob’s make excellent hunters
How your vet and you can treat strangles
Any horse suspected of suffering from strangles should be isolated from all other horses and veterinary advice should be sought immediately, but there are things you can do for your horse, to make it comfortable and ensure it has the best chance of recovering from a strangles infection
Rare & Unique Puppies – Afghan x Bracco Italiano
Unique Puppies for dedicated owners with loving caring homes.
Common horse breed characteristics found in each equine breed
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?
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 ...
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
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 do you instill good manners in your horse? Groundwork basics of course
So how do you instill those groundwork basics, those good ground manners, in your horse? Simply by understanding how your horse’s mind works of course, and by being the leader in your herd. If you don’t lead then your horse will automatically assume the role
Equine Colic can be very serious. Ensure you recognise the signs & know what to do
Get to know equine colic symptoms, learn the causes and how to prevent and treat horse colic. The health of your horse could depend on you and how quickly you spot the signs and whether you know what to do about horse colic
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is a UK veterinary practice, clinic, surgery or animal hospital?
Some veterinary practices offer particular facilities which classify them as a good equine veterinary practice. What type of veterinary practice does your local vet operate and are they the right vet to help you keep your horse healthy
A guide to the showjump riders position and the modern forward seat used by show jumpers
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
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
Why counting strides at Show Jumping competitions is important
Stride counting is a very useful tool in show jumping comeptitions, and when used correctly can make negotiating a course of show jumps far easier than without counting strides in jumping that course
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
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.
Good horse show preparation can be your key to success in the show ring
Our six top tips on horse show preparation will help make sure your next horse show goes exactly as planned. Although the exact preparations you need to make depend on the type of horse show you will be attending, there are common factors & general rules you can nail down
Treating 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