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 barn but in an ever-growing and evolving market, it can be difficult to know which is …

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 …

Guide To Horse Rugs

These days there’s a thousand and one (okay not literally) different types of rugs and blankets for horses but are they all needed or can you have just a few? When I bought my first horse buying a rug was pretty easy, I had a jute rug, a summer rug and an anti-sweat rug! I have to confess that back …

How To Prepare Your Horse For A Show

Showing your horse can be great fun but if you’ve never done it before it can seem pretty daunting the first time. Fear not though I’ve put together this handy guide to help you through the process and explain some of the etiquette. In this article I’ll be talking about judged exhibitions rather than the international events that are held …

Guide To Buying A Horse Trailer

You’ve got your own horse and using a friends trailer is no longer an option so you’ve decided to invest in your own. This is can be a great thing but it’s often difficult to know where to start and what to look out for. I’ve bought many different trailers in my life, from tiny single horse bumper-towed ones to …

Buying Your First Horse

Over the decades I’ve bought many horses and while most have been really good I have made some big mistakes that I know I could have avoided if I’d only done a little bit of research and asked the right questions. This is why I thought I’d write this guide to hopefully help you avoid the same mistakes I’ve made. …

How Much Should My Horse Weigh?

Typical horse weights by breed lbs kg Albino 1003 455 Akhal-Teke 992 450 Andalusian 1201 – 1301 545 – 590 Appaloosa 1003 – 1301 455 – 590 Arabian 904 – 1102 410 – 500 Ardennais 1400 – 1598 635 – 725 Caspian 595 270 Cleveland Bay 1201 – 1499 545 – 680 Clydesdale 1800 – 2200 820 – 1000 Connemara …