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Getting Fit and Ready for the Season

Jan 02, 2019

Getting a Fit!  So after the christmas break why not start getting yourself and your equine partner fit for the coming season? In order to enjoy your riding, training and competing to the full this coming season, it is critical your horse is fit for the level of work he will be doing alongside receiving the correct nutrients to succeed. After the winter period many equines need to develop their...

Autumn Laminitis Prevention

Nov 14, 2018

Autumn presents the risk of laminitis to many horse owners.  This year, the milder weather has been continuing right into November which means laminitis risk can be higher, Scientific Nutritional Products explain how you can prevent the condition… Autumn weather usually brings a combination of sunshine and rain which in turn creates lush grazing.  Laminitis is a severely detrimental condition w...

Prepare in Advance for Muddy Legs

Sep 26, 2018

The beginning of Autumn will mean our yards and fields will start getting wet and Muddy. This means many horse owners will start dreading skin conditions  associated with Mud. Mud Fever! A common winter related condition is pastern dermatitis, mud rash or mud fever which causes painful skin irritation and infected sores that can cause swelling in the limb and even lameness! The Cause The bacter...

Keeping Competition Calm

Aug 15, 2014

A show or event atmosphere can often prove a stressful environment for our horses and ponies bringing them new surroundings, sights and smells and more pressure under saddle. Keeping your equine calm at competitions is not only essential for your safety but limiting stress for both you and your horse is highly beneficial for health, wellbeing and to ensure the partnership deliver the best resul...

Feeding the Good Doer

Jul 16, 2014

Certain horses and ponies are what is known as 'good doers', these types are typically native breeds such as the Connemara, Highlands, Shetlands and New Forest ponies to name but a few. These breeds are easy keepers as they have evolved to survive in harsh conditions hence are able to 'make the most of poor quality grazing whilst constantly being on the move for better pasture. The majority of ...

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