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 …

11 Ways To Successfully Bond With Your Horse

Like every other relationship we have in life the one with your horse isn’t automatic, it’s something you need to work at. Horses are flight animals that survive on their instincts so it’s important that they trust you, you’ll have a far better partnership if they do. Why is it important to bond with my horse? In the wild horses …

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 …

How To Keep A Horse From Being Bored

Horses are social animals and being isolated can lead to them being bored and ultimately stressed. The idea is to prevent them from getting bored in the first place rather than trying to reduce their stress after they start suffering from it. As they say prevention is always better than cure.  In an ideal world we’d all make sure that …

20 Things You Should NEVER Feed Your Horse

Let’s be honest we all like to spoil our horses with treats from time to time but are you feeding them the right thing? While we all know that you should never feed ragwort to horses, be honest how many of you knew that bran isn’t good for them either? Plants Many people think that horses, like all grazing animals, …

What’s The Best Bedding For My Horse

If you’re going to stable your horse overnight then you’ll need to think about what type of bedding you’ll be using. In the past the only two options were straw or wood chips but we’ve come a very long way since then. There’s a wide range of choice now so which one is the best? What do you want from …

Why Does My Horse Weave?

There’s a number of different reasons why your horse may be weaving but it’s important to remember that weaving is considered a vice which means it’s a bad habit for your horse to have. Luckily though its a habit that you can easily help not only prevent but also stop altogether. What causes my horse to weaver? Weaving is generally …

How Do I Worm My Horse

Worming your horse is quick and easy to do as most deworming treatments come in the form of a syringe that can easily be squeezed into the corner of his mouth. To worm your horse make sure you’ve got a firm grip on his halter then place the syringe in the corner of his mouth and gentle squeeze the paste …