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Equine Cushing’s Disease

by Tori Jordan BA VetMB MRCVS Does your horse or pony suffer from recurrent episodes of laminitis? Does he seem read more…

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Dressage Foundations

The Scales of Training Dressage training, whether competitive or for enjoyment at home, should be based on a set of read more…

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Inglorious mud

by Naomi Barrett Sadly, with the buckets of rain we’ve had lashing down on us in recent weeks, many once read more…

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome

by Tori Jordan BA VetMB MRCVS Out of every ten cases of laminitis, recent research has indicated that nine of read more…

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The rider’s position

In dressage we spend a lot of time talking about things we expect of the horse, movements we have to read more…

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Asymmetry – how it affects Soundness

Symmetrical horses are more likely to be balanced. If a horse literally has a leg at each corner, is symmetrical read more…

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Choke

by Naomi Barrett It can be extremely alarming to find your horse coughing and gagging with food material and saliva read more…

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Does your dressage get lost in translation?

Cheryl Hammerson BHSAI Regd Bsc Hons, Freelance Dressage Trainer Understanding and using a simple aiding system to communicate with your horse read more…

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Horse Behaviour – Travelling

by Ali Gillard Chew BSc(Hons) MEqS DipCABC BHSIntSM Most people who have horses will, at some point, experience problems with read more…

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Alternative Therapies and how they can help your horse

Today’s horse owners are now spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing effective ways of treating and helping their read more…

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Which Insurance ?

Insurance has become one of life’s essentials and is especially vital in the equestrian world. With an animal as unpredictable read more…

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Starting The Young Horse

Part 1 There are many different methods to ‘starting’ or ‘breaking in’ a horse, but all should strive to achieve read more…

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The Well Shod Horse

The farrier brings to the job the skills and the knowledge acquired through lengthy apprenticeship, intensive college training and experience. read more…

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LAMINITIS now a year round problem!

The adage “prevention is better than cure” applies no better than to the disease referred to as laminitis. Historically, laminitis read more…

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Get Your Horse Ready For Summer !

By Emma Boyd Qualified Veterinary Osteopath. BSc (Hons) OSt PG Dip Vet Ost GOsC Reg’d Now summer is fast coming upon read more…

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Effect of Winter on Your Animals Joints

By Emma Boyd Qualified Veterinary Osteopath.  BSc (Hons) OSt PG Dip Vet Ost GOsC Registered As winter surges upon us read more…

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Signs That Indicate Your Horse May Need Its Back Checked

By Emma Boyd Qualified Veterinary Osteopath.  BSc (Hons) OSt PG Dip Vet Ost GOsC Registered Many people are unsure of read more…

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Recipe for a healthy dog

Many people who own horses also own at least one dog. We spend a lot of time thinking about, and read more…

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A day in the life of a small animal vet

Written by Sharon Marsh B.Vet.Med. MRCVS. Partner, Cinque Ports Veterinary Associates based at Kingsnorth, Lydd and Wye branches (also branches read more…

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To Hire or to Purchase Horse trailers and the B+E driving Test

Despite the cold winter, snow and rain, the show season is once upon us.  Many of us will be transporting read more…

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Check That Your Transporter Is Legal To Carry Your Horse

There are many horse transporters out there some legal and some not so legal. So how do you tell which read more…

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The Importance Of Charcoal As A Feed Additive

I was born almost 70 years ago in the middle of a bombing raid.  Times were very hard and food read more…

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Breeding Pointers for Mare Owners

Those of you who are considering breeding a foal should already be giving some thought to what sort of foal read more…

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Bitting Connections

Bit Evasion  – can be easily misconstrued by the rider as a determined unwillingness on the part of the horse read more…

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Artificial Insemination

The use of Artificial Insemination has long been acknowledged as being acceptable in the cattle and sheep breeding industries, but read more…

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The Truth about Worms in Horses – the whole story

by ALEX WILSON and ELLEN COLLINSON Alex Wilson is marketing manager for Ellen Collinson Herbal Products and Ellen Collinson is read more…

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Presenting the right picture in the show ring

By Pat Crawford For Hadlow College One of the very best ways to research rider turnout for the show ring read more…

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Tips On Buying And Selling An Equestrian Property

Now that spring is here, the grass is starting to grow, trees are beginning to blossom, this is the time read more…

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Bridles Deserve Far More Attention!

Pat Crawford provides advice and information from The Society of Master Saddlers. Bridles shouldn’t have anything to do with the read more…

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Should I breed from my horse?

To answer this question consider these points: 1. Conformation – are there any serious conformation faults? 2. Bloodline – a read more…