Our horse facts are a collection of interesting and fun equine Information. Learning basic horse facts and figures as well as the more fun and interesting ones is often placed on the back burner or never considered important because horse owners are far too busy doing horse stuff. Knowing a few equine facts though, can help when you least expect it.
With over 10,000 horses stolen each year in Britain and over 40,000 in America, all horse owners need to take precautions. Basic security can mean looking after the simple things, but if you have valuable horses security measures need to be a little more refined
When horses drinking water was restricted to the two automatic watering systems, it was found the horses spent more time drinking, but took in less water. This caused a decline in hydration levels. So, what’s the best way to provide your horse with fresh drinking water?
The focus on how to prevent equestrian injury is high as equestrian activities have one of the highest risks of serious injury and death compared with other sports and that includes motorcycle and car racing.
Premarin is a hormone replacement therapy drug produced by Wyeth-Ayerst. Its active ingredient is urine from a pregnant equine mare. Because equine urine contains high levels of estrogen. A Premarin filly foal has a less than one in 10 chance of not going to slaughter, a colt foal less than one in 50
Don’t you think injecting £4 billion into the UK economy means UK horse owners deserve horse tack that is guaranteed to do the job equestrian manufacturers and retailers say it will? Exactly what guarantee do tack shops provide?
The stiff side is not the problem. You need to think outside the box. Getting a horse to bend using Benign Antagonism means that you kindly and quietly do the opposite of whatever your horse chooses to do on his own
Just as with people, horses get tired of doing the same old thing over and over. Some get to anticipating cues if they are schooled too much in the same pattern. I’ve seen horses in the show ring that learn the pattern of gaits announced and then execute them without the riders help
Much of the fun in any visit to London is discovering your own pub or local as pub regulars usually call them. Regardless of where you are in this fascinating and historic city, there will be a variety of welcoming London Pubs within easy reach
Team Chasing is a sport in which a team of four have to go as fast as they can across country over large natural fences. It is half-way between eventing and point-to-pointing. The risk of injury is high and in my case it couldn’t really get much worse
Potential is an emotive word. Buying a horse advertised as with potential is a gamble nothing less and nothing more. You will have to invest significant time and training and a lot more money before you see that potential realised.
Selling a horse in the UK can be very stressful. Horse sales are difficult enough particulalrly if it’s your friend and you want a good home. Today you could sell a horse and after three or four months, the law says the owner can return and demand their money back because of reasons outwith your control.
Your horses feet perform several very important functions including supporting your horses weight, absorbing shock, resisting wear, providing traction, pumping blood and conducting moisture.
When you’ve had an accident or a bad fall while riding, it can take a long time before you feel confident enough to get back on your horse. Restoring your confidence is often harder than you think because it can be more mental than physical. Knowing what to work on can help …
EMAGIN from the British Horse Society is the Worlds first Equine Mapping and Geographical Information Network. Using digital mapping and aerial photography to help horse owners easily locate an excellent range of bridleways, routes and services
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