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 …

Is My Horse Healthy?

How to read your horse’s vital signs We all have a different opinion of what defines a healthy horse, some say they should be leaner while others say they should carry a bit of extra weight on them. There are also those who say it depends what the horse is used for, a top-level competition horse, for example, should be …

Do Horses Get Depressed?

You might think that depression is something that only people suffer from but horses can become depressed just as easily as we can. Unlike us, though your horse can’t literally tell you he’s depressed so has to tell you in his own language. There can be many reasons why a horse is suffering from depression or is chronically stressed but …