First Time Horse Owner’s Checklist

An essential guide to everything you need to know before buying a horse You’ve been promising yourself that one day you’ll get a horse of your own and now that moments come, you’re understandably full of excitement but because you’ve never bought a horse before you’re also daunted about where to start, what to look for, where to keep your …

What’s My Horse Really Thinking?

A Guide To Understanding Horse Body Language Be honest who hasn’t wished that they horse could actually talk to them in their language? I know I certainly have! While this obviously is never going to happen with a little bit of patience and understand you can ‘talk’ to your horse in his language. All creatures on the planet (including humans) …

Clipping Your Horse: A Guide To Why, When & How

Horses have a naturally think coat to help protect them from the elements but while this is a good thing in the wild it can be a bad thing for domestic horses, especially if they’re worked regularly. If your horse gets sweaty during exercise then this can mix with the natural greases in his coat and can cause matting which …

How do I Stop My Horse Kicking?

Before you can start to think about preventing your horse from kicking you first need to understand why he’s doing it in the first. Horses often use kicking, along with other forms of body language, as a method of communication and, unless they’re in pain, will very rarely kick without any warning at all. Is it always bad when my …

Where Should I Keep My Horse

A guide to finding the perfect livery yard Wouldn’t it be great if we all had enough land to be able to keep our horses at home!! Sadly for most of us that isn’t an option and if you’re not lucky enough to have your own land you’ll need to find a livery yard or boarding stables. So what should …

What’s A Good First Pony For A Child?

If your child has been bitten by the riding bug then you’re bound to have heard the ‘can I have a pony’ question a few times. If you’re lucky enough to be able to get a pony for your child you’ll want to know what sort of pony is good choice to start with. When you begin looking for that …

How To Choose The Right CCTV For Your Stables

It’s a sad fact of modern life that one of the things you need to consider when owning a horse is security, especially if your horse is stabled away from your home. More and more people are installing some kind of CCTV at their yard but in an ever growing and evolving market it can be difficult to know which …

Ultimate Guide To Horse Insurance

Insurance is one of those parts of horse ownership that people don’t often talk about but it’s actually a lot more important than you think it is. In most countries it’s not compulsory but it is without doubt a necessity rather than a luxury. After all, as Nathan Garrett, senior underwriter at James Allen Insurance says, “Your horse is both …