Equine flu recently hit the headlines when all racing in Britain was cancelled after three racehorses were found with the illness. What is equine flu and is there anything you can do to prevent your horse from catching it?
It sounds a bit obvious doesn’t it? bear with us! A new study has shown that horses favour gentle touches which is hardly surprising. But the research was primarily aimed at establishing if facial expressions provide a good indication of the way horses are feeling.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried up to six metres beneath the resulting pyroclastic flow. The city lay hidden for centuries before being rediscovered in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.
It is the unpredictable nature of sport which keeps us all interested. If we knew who was going to win any event before it started, we wouldn’t bother watching. We all love a surprise or two such as the triumph of an underdog. However, there are some unexpected events which are less than welcome. One […]
The RSPCA in the last year have had to spend around £3million on the protection of horses. They have been shocked by the worryingly high amount of reported cases of cruelty to horses. Particularly in Berkshire, where there were astoundingly more than 100 complaints in 2017.