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 choices 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 …

How To Treat Colic

A common worry for horse owners, colic is sadly unpreventable with around 1 in every 10 horses suffering from it every year. It’s for this reason that you need to know what signs to look out for and how to treat it. If your horse has recently developed colic you may be able to improve the symptoms and aid his …

Pro Horse Grooming Tips

Grooming a horse is like riding a bike really, we all know how to do it without even thinking about it. That said are we doing in in the best way? Over the years I’ve learnt some interesting facts and tips from the pros that I thought I’d pass on. How do I get stubborn sweet stains out of my …