What’s The Best Way To Transport A Horse Overseas?

With advances in modern technology, the advent of the internet and cheaper fights the world has become a much smaller place these days, that is until you decide to take your horse overseas. There are a number of ways a horse can travel overseas but the most popular way (and the best for the horse) is by plane. How do …

Do Horses Like Being Ridden?

No matter what the weather and no matter how we feel we all love riding, nothing beats the freedom we feel while out on our horses, whether it’s a fun beach ride or a high-speed barrel race there’s nothing like it. But, be honest, how many of us have stopped to think about if our beloved horses enjoy being ridden …

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 …

How Horses Help With Autism

If you’re a parent of a child with autism or if you’re autistic yourself you’ll know it can be very lonely and depressing sometimes with every day proving to be a challenge. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn for help, that said recent research has proven that horse therapy can help sufferers deal with the autism. …

Buying A Horse At Auction

Horse auctions have had a very bad press for many years which has put a lot of people off of buying horses there. In the past few decades though they’ve undergone a transformation and are no longer the shady places there used to be where horses were bought and sold with no questions asked. We’ve all heard plenty of horror …

How To Ride Safely In The Snow

We all love riding in the summer when the air is warm and the sun is shining but just because it’s snowing outside and the air is bitterly cold it doesn’t mean to say that you can’t or shouldn’t be riding. Unlike riding in the summer you will need to take extra precautions such as wearing more and thicker layers …

Barrel Racing vs Show Jumping

Equestrians the world over will argue until the cows come home which is the best sport and which is the most dangerous. Chances are which one you think is the best will depend on which side of the metaphorical fence you fall (pardon the pun), Western or English. But when you take a discipline from the Western camp and one …

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. …