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This winter has been fairly dry, meaning that we horse owners have been able to avoid the worst of the mud, but the flip side is that in some areas of the country it has resulted in hard ground. This impacts on our equine’s joints as the hard ground can be highly concussive. When this is combined with a colder, damper climate it can be a recipe for stiff joints for our horses and ponies. Our h...
In the past week the weather has taken a turn towards much colder temperatures in much of the UK. A change in temperature means a change in management for our horses and ponies which can provide a challenge for equine owners, so it is important to be clued up in order to handle the adjustments to your horse or pony’s care! One of the main factors to be borne in mind is your horse’s nutritional...
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 ...
Spring and good weather are finally upon us bringing a combination of sunshine and rain creating lush grazing. Though quite delightful to our horses the ingestion of this rich grass is commonly associated with increasing the risk of laminitis. The word laminitis strikes fear into the heart of any horse owner as the all too common condition leads to debilitating welfare problems and acute lamen...
As the days start to get longer, many equestrians are getting their horses fit and ready for the 2018 season. Whether your goals are to get your horse up to full fitness after a layoff period, or to achieve competition ambitions in your favourite discipline, now is the time to draw up a plan! Preplanning helps everyone reach their goals and having a staggered process of increasing workload, a...
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