Selenium and Crib Biting in Horses


Cribbing or crib biting is a compulsive behaviour that horses can exhibit. It involves a horse grasping a solid object such as a stall door or fence rail with its incisor teeth. The horse then arches its neck, and contracts the lower neck muscles to retract the larynx. The action is accompanied by a rush […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Equine Gastric Ulcers


With horses producing up to 16 gallons of acidic gastric juice in a single day, it should come as no surprise that they can suffer from gastric ulcers. The ulcers can seriously impact a horse’s behaviour and unfortunately, horses produce gastric acid even when they are not eating. Humans only produce acid when we eat. […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

What to Buy an Equestrian for Christmas


We could provide you with a very long list of potential gifts for horse lovers. There is no end to things that any rider will want or need! From tack to grooming kit and from jodhpurs to riding boots, equestrians will always have impressive Christmas lists. But this year we thought we would take a […]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

A New Era for Horse Shoes


Horseshoes have changed little over the years but we could be about to enter a new era. Dutch horse shoe manufacturer Kerckhaert has developed the first horseshoe nails in 1000 years and more which are designed to do more than simply hold the shoes on.

Monday, November 13th, 2017