Do Horses Need Supplements?

The simple answer to the question of whether horses need supplements or not depends a lot on what the supplements are for and your horse’s lifestyle. For example, if your horse has a healthy balanced diet and you’re thinking of feeding him extra minerals then, of course, he doesn’t need them. If, on the other hand, your horse doesn’t have …

Is Horse Riding Vegan?

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate about whether horse riding is vegan or not and while you will always get some people that argue their case is right very few debates will look at it from a completely unbiased point of view which is why I thought that I’d write this article. The simple answer to the question …

Pony Camp Packing List

The time of year has come again when you start thinking about getting ready for pony camp, you can’t wait but before you leave you know you’ve got to pack yet you haven’t made a start. Not only that but you haven’t even started to make a list of what to take so you call your buddies to ask them …

Do Horses Have Fleas?

There will always be an exception to every rule and while it’s not impossible for horses to have fleas it’s extremely rare for a healthy horse to ever have a problem with fleas. When I talk about a horse having a problem with fleas I mean a horse that is outwardly displaying signs of having them. Signs such as skin …

Preparing Your Horse For Winter

When the weather starts to get colder we all have our own ways of dealing with it and keeping warm but what’s the best way of helping our horses deal with the cold and stay warm? Every horse will cope with the cold differently and some breeds, depending on their native habit, will be able to deal with it better. …

Strengthening Exercises For Horses With A Weak Back

Just as we do horses can suffer from back problems which can not only make riding difficult but can also cause the horse a lot of pain. The vertebrae of a horse’s spine are close together and, just like our spines are, they’re supported by muscles, this works perfectly for horses with the back and abdominal muscles (known as their …

How To Feed A Horse With No Pasture

Horses are born grazers that can eat up to 25lbs (11kgs) a day so you can imagine that if you’re keeping a horse without any natural grazing you’ve got a lot of making up to do. That doesn’t mean that you can just increase the amount of food you give him, it means that you need to replace the grass …

Healthy Treats For Horses

With all the talk in the news about how bad for you sugar is many of us are reducing the amount we eat and understandably want to reduce the amount we feed to our horses in treats. While this is, of course, a good thing it can be difficult to know what treats are the healthiest for horses and which …