HOW TO BOND WITH YOUR HORSE

The relationship between you and your horse can be really special, but it may take time and some careful cultivation! Having a strong bond with your four-legged friend can help both of you to get more from your training and work together, as well as developing a mutual feeling of trust. To help you get […]


UNDERSTANDING YOUR HORSE’S BODY LANGUAGE

Horses are amazing creatures! They’ve been used to carry people and pull vehicles throughout history and have made great companions for thousands of years. But horses are also complex creatures, and it can still be difficult to know what your equine friend is thinking and how they are feeling. That’s why we’ve put together this […]


EQUINE HERPESVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Equine herpesvirus is more common than people may think. In fact, it is believed that the majority of adult horses will have come into contact with the virus at some point in their lives! Despite being so common, the virus can have serious consequences for your equine friend. Read on to find out everything you […]


THE PADDOCKALYPSE: COMMON HORSE PADDOCK HAZARDS

Paddocks can provide a space that brings much needed rest to your horse’s usual pasture, without having to keep them confined to their stable. Even though your pony will only use them occasionally, regular paddock maintenance is a must, to ensure your horse remains safe, secure and healthy. That’s why, here at The Insurance Emporium, […]


A GUIDE TO BRITISH HORSE RACING EVENTS

­­ The UK has a long, storied history with horse racing, with plenty of the country’s race meetings dating back hundreds of years. The rich history and culture throughout these meetings are still very much alive today! At The Insurance Emporium, we love a day out at the races. That’s why we’re taking you through […]


OVERWEIGHT HORSES – WHY OVERGRAZING COULD CAUSE HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOUR HORSE

We’ve all heard the saying the grass is always greener, and that’s really the case this summer! It’s no secret that we haven’t had the warmest start to the season, and that’s led to richer, greener pastures for horses across the country. While the grass is looking healthier, however, your horse might not be. Here’s […]


THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2019: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

One of horse riding’s oldest and most prestigious events is back! Now in its 112th year, The Royal International Horse Show will run from the 23rd until the 28th of July, and is set to be as thrilling a ride as ever. Even though it’s best known for show jumping, the six-day event has much […]


FEELING THE HEAT? CARING FOR YOUR HORSE DURING A HEATWAVE!

It might feel like a long time ago, but last summer was a real scorcher! Although the current year has so far seen a bit of a deluge, hotter UK summers could be a continuing trend. With temperatures rising, horse owners need to be aware of the potential dangers to horses during the hot weather. […]


HARD GROUND – KEEPING YOUR HORSE INJURY-FREE

Hot, dry summer conditions can lead to hard ground, which could be bad news for your horse. Our horses’ feet have become accustomed to softer ground due to factors like shoeing, so horses don’t cope as well on hard ground as they may have done in the past. On soft ground, a horse’s hoof will […]


ITCHY HORSES: SWEET ITCH AND OTHER SUMMER ALLERGIES IN HORSES

Is your horse itching and rubbing inexplicably? Are you noticing bald patches, sores and swelling? Your horse could be suffering from one of a number of allergies, including sweet itch. At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our horse health expert to ask them why your horse might be feeling itchy, and what you can […]