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.
Horse and Hound has recently reported a vet’s concerns over bedding banks. Many equestrian’s favour building banks of bedding around the perimeter of stalls to prevent horses from getting cast. A horse can get cast (stuck) in it’s stall. A horse is said to be cast when it has lain down or rolled and positioned […]
Horses are living longer these days as a result of improved medical care, a better understanding of equine care generally and the fact that most horses are not required to undertake heavy work. Horses can live for 30 years and more but their needs change as they age.
An Icelandic horse called Ellert has developed a unique coat. The reason was initially a mystery as Icelandic horses have been purebred for over 1,000 years. Breeder Baldur Eiðsson has said that Ellert should have been bay dun or blue dun like his parents but the young horse was born with a speckled coat which […]