Health & fitness information
All equestrians can help horses to stay healthy by taking simple steps to promote good hygiene and help prevent the spread of disease, both at the yard, and when out and about
Food and grazing
Like us, horse’s need a healthy, balanced diet, so it is important to understand their basic feeding requirements
It’s important for our horses’ wellbeing that we keep them at the optimum level of fitness for their age and individual state of health
Horses have special tactile sensory hairs, known as whiskers. The whiskers on a horse play an important role in their sensory awareness system. These amazing sensory hairs have their own nerve and blood supply and help horses navigate their surroundings
Routine health care
Changing Routine and Diet
Horses thrive off a regular and consistent routine and any change to your horse’s routine needs to be made gradually to ensure the health of your horse is not compromised.
Teeth and equine dentistry
Undiagnosed dental problems are a major concern as they can seriously deteriorate unseen until the horse shows signs that there’s a problem
Following a testing-led deworming programme benefits your horse and the environment by reducing unnecessary exposure to dewormer drugs and decreases the wider risk of dewormer resistance which is a major and growing threat
Maintaining your horse at a healthy weight can be a real challenge and is a balancing act between providing the right diet, health care, exercise and management
Diseases & health conditions
Read our information on a variety of equine diseases, along with simple steps any horse or yard owner can take to promote good biosecurity and help prevent the spread of disease at home and when out and about.
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Quality of life
As horse owners we know and love our horses and as such need to translate the information they give us to determine their quality of life.
Care of elderly horse
Elderly horses will become more susceptible to certain health conditions, however with the right management, care and veterinary support your horse can go on to enjoy their golden years.
Putting a horse to sleep (also known as euthanasia) is sadly something that many horse owners must face at some point when owning or caring for a horse, pony or donkey.
When looking to reduce costs, it’s essential that this doesn’t have a negative impact on your horse’s welfare or health.
Tethering is the practice of securing a horse to an area with a long rope or chain tied from its headcollar/neck strap to a stake in the ground.
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Grazing muzzles can be used to restrict grass intake and help you manage your horse’s weight.