HOW TO DEAL WITH EQUINE TAPEWORM

Tapeworms are pesky creatures that can get into horses’ digestive systems. There are 3 different species of tapeworm that can be found in horses. Anoplocephala perfoliata is the most common in the UK, which are flat segmented worms that can be up to 8cm long. Your horse’s health is very important to us at The […]


THE WELFARE CONCERNS WITH EXTREME HORSE BREEDING

There are many magical breeds of horses, each with their own unique characteristics. However when the breeding of horses is taken to extremes, alarm bells can ring among vets. The most prominent recent example of this is that of Arabian colt, El Rey Magnum, who has a particularly dished facial profile, and has sparked a […]


FLOOD ADVICE FOR HORSE OWNERS

When you’re a horse owner, it’s handy to be prepared for all sorts of eventualities. One of the things that we often need to be aware of, in the UK, is flooding. At this time of year, the risk of flooding is much higher and it can really put a dampener on your horse’s magical […]


HOW TO RUG YOUR HORSE IN WINTER

It might be getting colder outside but it’s worth letting your horse out to enjoy some magical adventures. Perhaps you’ll let it gallop around the fields or you’ll go hacking to give it some exercise. However, when it gets cold enough, it’s worth putting a rug on your horse to keep it comfortable and warm. […]


WINTER RIDING: DOS AND DON’TS

As the weather gets colder, you might feel like you need to hang up your horse riding gear for the winter if you haven’t got an indoor riding school nearby. Yet, with a bit of extra care, you can make riding a year-round hobby. It will also benefit your horse to keep on getting regular […]


BE SMART, BE BRIGHT!

Sunday 29th October 2017 is a date that many people will be dreading even if they’re not fully aware of it. Autumn will be in full swing by that point. The trees will be bare, the leaves on the ground and it won’t be long until the whiff of fireworks is in the nostrils and […]


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 […]