Obesity and Horse Riding


Horse

You cannot fail to have noticed that obesity is becoming a serious issue. People in the UK have been getting larger in recent years. The extra weight they are carrying has caused a raft of health issues. Obesity impacts almost every aspect of life and that includes equestrianism. Horses are having to cope with heavier […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Are Horses Sensitive to Unfair Situations?


Horse

If you own horses, then you may have experienced unfair situations. These might be similar to needing to feed one horse larger volumes than another. Many owners try to come up with ways to prevent their horses sensing an inequity. Some people separate their horses at feeding time. Alternatively they feed a small amount to […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Abandoned Horses at Rugby Club


General

We have reported before on the increasing number of owners dumping their horses. The cost of keeping horses means that many people run into difficulties. Then simply offload their animals wherever they can. Horses can be inexpensive to buy and this means that many people purchase horses on a whim. They may not realise the […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Could A Human Win a Race Against a Horse?


General

When Gordon Green of Llanwrtyd Wells overheard two men talking in a pub, he was surprised to hear one of the gentleman propose that a man could be faster than a horse in a long distance race. Green was so fascinated by the suggestion that he decided to test the theory! The result was the […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

What is Rain Scald?


Horse

Rain scald is a common skin condition amongst horses and is most prevalent in wet and humid conditions. It is caused by the same bacteria as mud fever, Dermatophilus congolensis, and results in a sticky secretion that causes horses’ hair to matt and then scab. The bacteria lays dormant in the horse until the skin […]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017