Sand Accumulation in the Equine Colon


Most horses will have small amounts of sand in their intestines. Horses pick this up as they feed and it won’t usually prove to be a problem. However, too much sand can lead to many health issues including a case of colic. Horses will ingest sand if they feed on sandy soils. Clay and silt […]

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Horses and Divorces


Lawyers report that couples are increasingly arguing over their horses during their divorces. Bitter battles can ensue as couple argue over who gets the horses and who pays for it! Analysis has shown that up to one in fifteen divorce negotiations involves a dispute over a horse. The arguments often revolve around who is responsible […]

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

The Danger of Drones


Drones are becoming increasingly popular. Sales of the unmanned flying vehicles are rising every year and the drones are becoming ever more affordable. But drones can be dangerous and, as they become more common sights, the number of unfortunate incidents involving the vehicles will inevitably rise. There have already been a number of reports regarding […]

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Horse Racing in Palermo Suspended


Horse racing has been suspended at the Ippodromo La Favorita racetrack in Palermo because Mafia links have been uncovered. No surprise there then! The police have found that Mafia bosses have been rigging races at the track in Sicily and that illegal gambling had been taking place. They arrested 25 people in December as the […]

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Rider Loses Eight Stone After Surgery


Obesity is a serious problem in the UK. The proportion of people who are overweight continues to rise and so it is inevitable that the issue will impact horse riding. There have been concerns for some time that overweight riders could be impacting the wellbeing of their horses. But one rider, at least, has taken […]

Thursday, December 28th, 2017