Why Do So Many Horses Need New Homes?


There has never been a time when all horses were properly cared for and had loving homes. But the incidence of abandoned and neglected horses is clearly on the rise. Many charities are saying that they are full and cannot accommodate any more horses. The Blue Cross has taken in 50 horses to its Oxfordshire […]

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Doesn’t that Horse Look Familiar?


Adolfo Cambiaso is widely considered to be the best polo player in the world. But like every equestrian he needs the right horses to ride in order to succeed. It is normal for polo players to change horses several times during a match and so one good horse isn’t enough. But how do you ensure […]

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Stable Cats – Must Have Moggies


Conventional wisdom says that a dog is man’s best friend and that a cat is a cat’s best friend! Cats have a reputation for independence and aloofness which suggests that they are not really domesticated animals at all. Of course, this is a rather silly notion because the majority of house cats are truly domesticated. […]

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

All About Strangles


One of the most common infectious diseases to strike horses is strangles. The bacteria, Streptococcus equi, causes an infection of the upper respiratory tract. The disease is often mild, resulting only in nasal discharge, a raised temperature, loss of appetite and swollen glands. Indeed, mild cases, may go almost unnoticed. But some horses which are […]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016