SYCAMORE POISONING IN HORSES

With the leaves turning red and the air feeling a little bit cooler, autumn is a magical time to go on a riding adventure with your horse. However, there are some aspects of this season you should be aware of, and one of these is the rise in the risk of sycamore poisoning in horses. […]


SADDLING UP FOR COLDER WEATHER

Five Autumn Horse Care Tips Few hobbies are better for getting you out and enjoying adventures in the great outdoors than horse riding. There you are, sat peacefully atop your majestic steed as you leisurely trot through the countryside – bliss! However, while horse riding itself may be better in certain conditions, owning a horse […]


CELEBRATED HORSES OF POP CULTURE

Through much of human history, horses have been rather important animals to us and interaction with them is still a regular thing for lots of people. Considering how crucial horses have been to us, it makes perfect sense that many famous literary and cinematic works have had horses as central characters. And on top of […]


SUNBURN AND PHOTOSENSITISATION IN HORSES

Already this summer, the UK has been basking in some unseasonably hot weather. With temperatures reaching up to 34.5C at Heathrow in June, the hottest on record since 1976. Brits responded in typical fashion wheeling out barbecues, flocking to the beaches and generally beginning to plan their hot weather adventures. Animals love the summer just […]


HORSE HEADSHAKING

Generally, we associate the summer with good health. It’s easier to exercise, the sun feels good on our skin and we’re more inclined to get out to enjoy a fresh air adventure. The same applies to our horses and we love sharing our passion with them. Sadly, the summer also brings along equine health issues, […]


CRACKED HOOVES

Despite the heatwave we’ve already experienced this summer, none of us are under any illusion as to what constitutes a British summer. Mild weather, patchy clouds, intermittent rain showers and the odd, but glorious, hot and sunny spell. This variation in weather systems helps to give us a verdant and vibrant countryside and when the […]


EQUINE GRASS SICKNESS

Equine grass sickness is a disease that has been known to affect horses, ponies and donkeys ever since it was first recognised in 1907. An outbreak at an army base housing military horses in Dundee heralded the beginning of a period in which hundreds of animals died across Scotland. Nowadays, the United Kingdom records the […]


SUPER SENIOR STEED STATS

Horses are fascinating creatures. Not only are they elegant, but they’re used for a whole range of activities and have been for centuries. Perhaps they may not be as crucial to us humans as they once were before the days of car travel, but they’re certainly no less majestic! Many horses stay healthy and active […]


FIND YOUR ADVENTURE! [CLOSED]

What is the greatest adventure in your life? Show us and you could win 1 of 10 FREE Amazon vouchers worth £25! At The Insurance Emporium, we have been privileged to witness some of Mr Benn’s most exciting adventures. From blasting off with three astronauts into space to playing volcano golf with his friend Eddie, […]


Hot Weather Horse Hazards

Summer traditionally begins on the 21st June, the summer solstice. The day when the earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun, and therefore the day when we see the most hours of daylight. However, as we all know, in the British Isles, weather isn’t always that straightforward. Already this year, we have seen an […]