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Managing your Horse on Decreased Summer Pasture

Sep 06, 2018

This Summer the majority of us in the UK have had hot, sunny and rain free weather. Though most of us enjoy these sunny days - boosting vitamin D levels, topping up the tan and relaxing in the warmth, the hot weather is NOT ideal for the condition of our horse’s pasture! The powerful sun can bleach, weaken and dry the grass during peak summer time and it can therefore loose a big percentage of ...

Feeding the Broodmare

Apr 03, 2018

Feeding horses can be considered an art, with much information passed down through generations and a host of research providing nutritional advances. Feeding a mare in foal can be somewhat more challenging as during pregnancy significant changes to the body occur, often resulting in your broodmares nutritional requirements to skyrocket. A broodmares feeding programme should be divided into thre...

Latest Research into Foal Size at Birth

Aug 08, 2017

Our weather seasons have long been known to determine behaviour, metabolism and reproductive activity in many animal species, including horses. Fascinating new research from researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna has proved a theory of many horse breeders that winter foals are smaller than the spring foals, which are traditionally considered ideal. The research found tha...

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