Recent horse care articles

Horse body condition scoring
Horse body condition scoring areas Is your horse the correct weight? Would you notice if your horse is overweight? Excess fat carries a serious health risk e.g. triggering laminitis. Being underweight can also affect health. Body Condition Scoring helps you to assess and monitor your horse's weight.

Posted on 21 November 2013  • 

I want to breed from my mare
Mare and foal Would you love to see your mare with a foal trotting alongside? It is easy to dream of breeding a superstar or even just a replica of your much-loved mare but how do you choose a stallion and what else should you consider?

Posted on 21 March, 2012  • 

Does my horse need a rug?
Horse eating hay in snow As winter starts to bite horse owners worry about whether their horse is adequately rugged. But does your horse need a rug at all? The question generates heated debate so we look what is best for your horse's welfare.

Posted on 16 February, 2012  • 

Foal weaning - does is need to be stressful?
Mare and foal before weaning Weaning is generally considered to be one of the most stressful events in a foal's life. Weight loss is commonly seen in foals after weaning and they can also be susceptible illness. Understanding why this occurs and considering ways to minimise the stress will increase the likelihood of healthy foal.

Posted on 29 September, 2011  •