An involuntary trembling of the hind legs when lifted, Shivers is a progressive condition most commonly seen in heavier-set breeds. The causes are yet to be fully understood and the symptoms tend to worsen over time.
If you have visited the beautiful city of Rome, you may have seen the pretty horse-drawn carriages waiting to pick up tourists from the legendary Spanish Steps. Visitors have been enjoying the carriages known as botticelle for centuries but concerns over the welfare of the horses has now seen the carriages banned from the streets […]
Frequently proving fatal, African Horse Sickness (AHS) is highly infectious viral disease. Fortunately, there have been no reported cases in the UK. It has never really been considered a threat to horses in this country – until now.
It’s always sad to discover that racehorse trainers have been employing dubious methods to enhance the performance of their horses. But these days, the authorities are on the case and it is hard to get away with cheating. Australian trainer Ben Currie has found himself charged with fraud by police having allegedly been engaged in […]
If you were watching the build-up to the Grand National, it wouldn’t have escaped your notice that trainer Gordon Elliot had no less than 13 runners in the race. 7 of these were owned by Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown stable. Immensely wealthy owners and their trainers are now dominating proceedings and some say that this is […]