HORSE HEALTH & WELLBEING


Learn to Recognise the Early Signs of Laminitis

Learn to Recognise the Early Signs of Laminitis

There is a lot still to learn about laminitis but, for the horse, extreme pain is the eventual result.  The changes to the hoof capsule that happen after full-on laminitic event are well-known and easier to recognise.  Lameness, in some cases severe and the angle...

Feeding for Coat Shine

Feeding for Coat Shine

Everyone wants to see their horses with a sleek, glowing coat and not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because the quality of a horse’s hair coat is directly related to his overall health. Providing the horse with plenty of roughage and a balanced diet along with...

Stifle Lameness

Stifle Lameness

The stifle is the largest and most complex joint in the horse and, as such, it is an important cause of hindlimb lameness. Equivalent to the human knee, the stifle is controlled by some of the most powerful muscles in the horse’s hindquarters and is subject to...

HORSE TRAINING


HORSE WELFARE


Sport Horse Welfare: Where are we at?

Sport Horse Welfare: Where are we at?

In a thorough review titled 'Champing at the Bit for Improvements: Equine Welfare in Equestrian Sports in the United Kingdom', independent researchers Tim Holmes and Ashleigh Brown, explore the effect of equestrian sports on the lifelong welfare of horses, highlight...

Releasing the Pressure

Releasing the Pressure

There are many situations in our daily lives when the pressure is just too high for us to bear. It may be the pressure to perform, the pressure of expectation, and/or the pressure that we place ourselves under. We often experience the same with our riding, even though...

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Saddle Fitting Guide

Saddle Fitting Guide

WELFARE REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure Teach yourself to evaluate saddle fitting and recognise problems to ensure good welfare and maintain performance with this handy guide. Finding the correct fitting saddle is essential to ensure good welfare and maintain...

Protect and Prepare

Protect and Prepare

SAFETY REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure In a time of crisis there may be nobody to help you, no power, no communications, no emergency services, no veterinarian, no daylight... What is your plan? Everyone’s situation differs according to the size and nature of...

EQUITATION SCIENCE


HUMAN MINDSET


It’s the thought that matters

It’s the thought that matters

How much of your life and riding is influenced by your thoughts? The answer is much more than you think! I have undergone some major changes in my personal life and, naturally, when big things happen to us, our mind goes into overdrive. As the changes unfolded, I...

Releasing the Pressure

Releasing the Pressure

There are many situations in our daily lives when the pressure is just too high for us to bear. It may be the pressure to perform, the pressure of expectation, and/or the pressure that we place ourselves under. We often experience the same with our riding, even though...

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