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, […]


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 […]


DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE IN HORSES: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Degenerative joint disease in horses, otherwise known as DJD or osteoarthritis, can be a common condition in ponies. One of the most frequent causes of lameness, it’s an illness that horse owners should be aware of, especially as it can be managed effectively if the right steps are taken. To help give you the lowdown […]


WHAT TO DO IF YOUR HORSE HAS SARCOIDS

As a horse owner, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure that your horse is well and not suffering from illness! Sarcoids are a common condition in horses, and can be serious. To help you know what to look out for, at The Insurance Emporium, we’re sharing our helpful guide to the symptoms […]


FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT ROYAL ASCOT!

Over 300 years old, Royal Ascot could be the finest event on the British racing calendar. The event attracts some of the best racehorses from across the globe, taking part in 30 world-class races over the five days. There’s plenty of activity outside of the races as well. With daily Royal Processions, delicious restaurants, and […]


5 OF THE UK’S MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE RIDES!

For such a small island, the UK doesn’t want for the diversity of its scenery. From Land’s End to John o’ Groats, there are some fantastic areas for getting out and about on spectacular trips with your horse. At The Insurance Emporium, we like to help people get more from their passions, which is why […]


TOP TIPS TO PREVENT LAMINITIS IN HORSES!

We all know the expression “prevention is better than the cure”, and this is particularly relevant when it comes to laminitis in horses! An inflammation of the tissue inside the hoof, it can be extremely painful, potentially leading to lameness or fatality if not treated early enough. At The Insurance Emporium, we hate seeing any […]