About Pit Ponies


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 […]

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

How to Compost Horse Manure


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. […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Selenium and Crib Biting in Horses


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 […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017