This is a topic which is widely debated within the equestrian community. It’s certainly one that most of you will have considered at one time or another. Especially when thinking about the welfare of your equine friends.
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 […]
If you own a horse, then manure is a fact of life. A single horse can produce up to 8 tons of manure every year. But what is the best thing to do with the doo-doo? Composting is certainly a great idea. The composting process will reduce the size of your manure pile by half. […]
You may be familiar with the incredible story of Dream Alliance. It was the ultimate equine rags to riches tale and captured the imagination of racing enthusiasts worldwide. Dream Alliance was bred by Janet Vokes, who had previously only bred whippets and racing pigeons! When working as a barmaid at a local pub, she apparently […]
Cribbing or crib biting is a compulsive behaviour that horses can exhibit. It involves a horse grasping a solid object such as a stall door or fence rail with its incisor teeth. The horse then arches its neck, and contracts the lower neck muscles to retract the larynx. The action is accompanied by a rush […]