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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  • 

Setting show jump distances
jumping ascending oxer Has Britain's Olympic gold medal inspired you to do some show jumping? Or are you just interested in what is meant by the number of strides between jumps? Here's an outline of how the distances between show jumps are set.

Posted on 06 September, 2012  • 

Training your foal
Mare and foal being lead Teaching your foal from a young age makes later training easier. Halter training your foal and teaching her to lead, tie up and stand to be groomed all make handling your foal easier and more pleasurable. Regular handling also helps build a relationship.

Posted on 29 May, 2012  • 

Foal photo gallery
Foal full of the joys of spring Do you love to see foals in the Springtime? No need to go out in the cold - sit back and get your foal fix here with our photo gallery of foals.

Posted on 17 April, 2012  • 

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  • 

Real war horses remembered
Horse in Flanders mud As Joey, the fictional War Horse, hits the big screen we remember the lives and fate of the real war horses. Transported from the fields of Britain to the front, they suffered the horrors of shell fire, gas, machine gun fire and mud.

Posted on 30 January, 2012  • 

Mari Lwyd - an ancient Welsh tradition
Llantrisant Mari Lwyd Mari Lwyd or Grey Mare is an ancient Welsh tradition celebrating midwinter (or the end of the Christmas season). The Mari Lwyd is a figure made from a horse's skull which is carried house to house by a group of singers who try to gain admission by a battle of wits.

Posted on 21 December, 2011  • 

Classic horse sport videos
Marion Coakes_and Stroller Do you remember watching Stroller, Milton, Murphy Himself and Charisma? Or are you too young to remember but wish you'd seen them? Sit back and enjoy a selection of videos of these great horses from the past.

Posted on 21 November, 2011  • 

Foal weaning - does it 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. How can we minimise the stress to keep the foal happy and healthy?

Posted on 29 September, 2011  •