About Pit Ponies


Working shifts of eight hours and more, pit ponies hauled material in mines until people mechanised the process. A horse would haul up to 30 tons of coal on the underground railway each day. The coal was in tubs which the ponies would take to a collection point. They would then pick up empty tubs […]

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Horse Fitted with Prosthetic Leg Sparks Fury


A video posted on social media showing a horse fitted with a prosthetic front leg has angered equestrians. The horse concerned is clearly struggling with his new limb and both horse lovers and vets have voiced their disapproval of his treatment. The video appears to have been filmed in Colombia and it isn’t the only […]

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

How Much Sleep Do Horses Need?


It can be difficult to monitor how much sleep your horse is getting. Unlike people who tend to get all of the sleep they need each 24-hours in one lengthy snooze, horses are polyphasic. This means that they sleep multiple times through the day and night.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Vets Protest Against RCVS Stance on Homeopathy


A dispute between vets and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has erupted over the provision of alternative treatments. Supporters of homeopathy are planning to march in London over the issue following the RCVS’ recent statement regarding complementary and alternative medicines. A petition has also gained over 13,000 signatures. This will be delivered to […]

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018