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 […]


DIARRHOEA IN HORSES: ESSENTIAL FACTS

As a proud horse owner, you’re sure to know your animal’s habits inside and out! It can therefore be a worrying time if you notice that something’s wrong, such as your horse passing loose stool. Often, this is a problem that can be cleared up easily, however it can lead to more serious issues. That’s […]


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 […]


HOW MIGHT BREXIT AFFECT THE EQUINE INDUSTRY?

With the UK’s exit from the European Union imminent, there are still unanswered questions as to what might be the effects of the split. This is no different within the equine industry, where easy access to the continent has often been a positive influence over the years. Not wanting to remain in the dark, here […]