How to Keep Warm at the Yard this Winter


Cold temperatures have been a rarity of late in many areas of the country but freezing weather could strike anywhere and at any time. It is crucial to keep your horse warm in the winter months but it is equally important that you look after yourself! The effects of the cold can creep up on […]

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Tooth Decay in Horses


We all know that sweet foods and sugary drinks can cause tooth decay in humans. It is only in recent years that it has been discovered that horses also suffer from cavities but the causes were not quite so clear. Two forms of the disease have been found in horses. Cavities can affect the centre […]

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Extreme Breeding in Horses


Pictures have recently been published online of an Arabian horse called El Rey Magnum. The horse has been selectively bred by Orrion Farms in Ellensburg, Washington, USA, to feature a drastically concave profile. But vets are warning that this colt represents a very worrying development.  

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Should You Trim Your Horse’s Whiskers?


If you are attending a show, you will want your horse to look at his very best. There is no doubt that whiskers, also known as vibrissae, don’t do much for your horse’s look, but they are a sensory tool for your horse. Whisker trimming / shaving is legal in the UK but the outlawed […]

Friday, October 20th, 2017