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How charcoal can boost equine performance by absorbing sugar

By Dr Keith Foster Did you know that a high sugar equine diet can be detrimental to performance? This is read more…

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Getting back your confidence

By Jenny Richardson, BHSAI For horse riders, losing confidence when it comes to riding can be quite significant. One of read more…

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Treating horses and ponies with bites

By Lucy Nicholas Flying insects attack horses in several different ways; biting flies can pierce the horse or pony’s skin read more…

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Ward off the flies

By Keith Foster of www.finefettlefeed.com Flies are a natural, seasonal part of keeping horses and ponies. By and large, insect read more…

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Bitting the showjumper

By Lucy Nicholas of www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk The concepts of harmonious bitting are the same whatever the horse’s discipline, however it is read more…

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Managing spooks

By Jenny Richardson Spooking, napping, shying – all common equine flight responses. For the rider, a ‘spook’ can be a read more…

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Hydrating horses and ponies

By Peter Fishpool It isn’t long until summer conceivably begins, and we have already seen some beautiful hot days in read more…

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Caring for hoof boots for barefoot horses

By Lucy Nicholas I recently wrote two articles on this website on barefoot hoofcare and hoof boot care. Today I read more…