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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

What Your Horses Teeth Are Telling You

A guide to understanding your horse’s teeth – what to look for and what you should know. You might think that a horse uses its teeth for eating and possibly biting but nothing else but they’re far more important than that, although let’s be honest being able to eat is pretty important! You probably know that you can tell a …

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 …