Although barefoot trimming has increased in popularity over the last decade, most riders have their horses shod. So, who first ...

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The Origins of Horseshoes

Now that winter is finally on the retreat, and you’re eagerly awaiting warmer, longer days to spend with your horse, ...

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How to Get Your Equestrian Stable Yard Ready for Summer

Colic is a condition that strikes dread into the heart of any horse owner. Unfortunately, colic is also one of ...

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How to Identify and Manage Colic in Horses

If you have two or more horses to take care of, you may find that the time you have at ...

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How to Safely Ride and Lead

There are many types of plants and shrubs that are harmful to horses, and in some cases, consuming them can ...

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Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses

For most riders, their tack represents their most expensive investment, after their horse! But a surprising number of people neglect ...

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How to Take Care of Your Horse’s Tack to Ensure it Lasts

Although you won’t receive extra marks for looking smart, how you present yourself and your horse can help to create ...

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How to Train Your Horse’s Mane to Lay on the Correct Side

Although every horse owner (and horse!) is thrilled to see the lush, green grass of springtime emerging after the grassless ...

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How to Identify and Manage Laminitis

Strangles. It’s a word that strikes terror into the heart of every horse owner. Livery yards are put into lockdown, ...

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How to Identify and Manage Strangles

If you don’t have time to ride your horse, you might consider lungeing him. Lungeing is a brilliant way of ...

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How to Lunge Your Horse