Horse Euthanasia, Having A Horse Put Down

It’s a sad fact that most horse owners will, at some point, have to make the heartbreaking decision to have their horse euthanized and even though you know in your heart it was the right thing to do its only natural that you’ll question whether you did the right thing or not. While nothing anybody can say will take the …

Getting Back Into Horse Riding

We’ve all heard the old adage that after a fall the best thing to do is get back on the horse but sometimes this just isn’t going to be possible and a fall may not even be the reason you stopped riding in the first place. The good news is that whatever that reason we’ve got some great advice to …

Where Should I Keep My Horse At Night?

We all want the best for our horses and where we keep them at night, whether stabled or turned out, is no different. The problem though is that, like so many things in life, everybody has their own opinion on what the best thing to do is which is why I thought I’d write this article. I thought it would …

How To Deal With Arthritis In Horses

Arthritis is often misunderstood and considered by many people as a joint conditional that only affects older horses but, while it is more common in mature horses, any horse, at any age, can suffer from the condition and there are a number of different causes. Sadly there is no cure for arthritis but, in many cases, it can be managed, …

Talking To Horses

“From The Ground Up” Training Technique Hey! I am Sarah King, equestrian coach, competitor, clinician, and horse trainer.  In 2018, my stallion Bon Baloubet was the Stallion Performance Test Champion, largely because of his training and behavior during the test.  I have trained more horses than I can count and faced situations that have taught me that for a horse to trust …

Caring For An Old Horse

At some point in most horse owners’ lives they’ll need to start thinking about the best way of looking after and caring for an older horse and if you’ve never done it before it can be quite daunting but it doesn’t need to be. With careful planning and a good understanding of what’s normal for your horse, there’s no reason …

Best Breeds For Jumping, At All Levels

Jumping is one of the most popular international equestrian sports and whether you’re entering it at a grassroots level, compete in hunter jumping events or are just about to make the jump (pardon the pun) into the professional world, getting the right horse is crucial but the level you compete at can also make a difference to the horse you …

Keeping A Horse At Home

Keeping a horse in your backyard (or your front yard for that matter) may seem like an easier option to that of keeping it at a livery yard but if you’re thinking about doing this then there’s a lot of things that you need to consider, not least the cost and time you’ll need to dedicate to looking after your …