Vet issues warning about bedding banks


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 […]

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

How to care for an elderly horse

Horse, Rider

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.

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Icelandic horse displays unique colouration


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 […]

Friday, December 14th, 2018