Correctly Using Horse Exercise Bandages


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It’s a good idea to use horse exercise bandages to protect your horse’s legs during exercise. They provide excellent support for tendons and ligaments, and are particularly useful for horses with strained or weak tendons or after certain leg injuries. Usually, horse exercise bandages are manufactured from a thin stretchy material which requires padding underneath. […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Protect Horse Heels With Over Reach Boots


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Over reaching is a gait fault resulting from a timing problem between the movement of the horse’s hind limbs and front limbs. This faulty gait can lead to the hind feet striking the back of the front legs when he walks, trots or gallops. The hind feet striking the back of the forefeet whilst still […]

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Reduce Slipping with Horseshoe Studs


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If, like me, you sometimes work your horse on grass or on muddy ground, you’re no doubt familiar with that anxious feeling you get when your horse’s feet slip on a turn or as they prepare to take off right before a jump. Whilst mild slips may throw your horse off balance for a second, […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Tips for Feeding a Good Doer


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If you’re just dipping your toe into the often complex world of horse-keeping, having a “good doer” or “easy keeper” horse will probably sound like a dream. However, there’s actually nothing easy about it. A good doer is a horse that maintains or gains weight on minimal amounts food. It’s essential that steps are taken […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

What Boots Should My Horse Wear?


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Protecting your horse’s legs is essential if you want to keep him fit and happy. Boots serve to prevent injuries during competition, and stop recurring injuries in those horses with a less-than-perfect form. However, choosing the right boots for your horse can be a real challenge. A visit to the tack shop will see you […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016