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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...

Keeping horses sound

May 23, 2017

Few of us are fortunate enough to ride horses that are permanently sound in mind, body and limb! The nature of riding means that lameness is infuriatingly commonplace, and as the technical level of competition increases, so do the risks of injury. Then there are the unavoidable accidents, genetic or hereditary conditions and problems associated with illness or simply old age. We cannot wrap our...

Beating the Bulge!

Sep 01, 2015

Is your horse or pony looking a little porky as a result of the wonderful summer weather and ample grazing? All equines can suffer from obesity as a result of over feeding and lack of exercise but breeds, such as native types can be notoriously difficult to keep a healthy weight on modern pasture.  Breeds such as Highlands, Shetlands and New Forest ponies have evolved to survive on barren lan...

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