June 28, 2019

Yesterday, I met the handsome Merlin for the first time. He had an incident a few years ago, and his lovely owner has been experiencing problems with him ever since.

Following the incident, Merlin wouldnt allow a headcollar to go near him. Even the sight and sound of a...

November 12, 2018

Last month, I shared the story of Toby on my facebook page. The gorgeous (and VERY photogenic) chestnut gelding, who had become reluctant to load, and injured his owner during their previous loading attempt.

According to his owner... "Historically, Toby would load with...

November 8, 2018

With the owners permission, I want to share Peggys story with you…

Peggy is a stunning piebald cob, with a beautiful with a flowing mane and impressive feathers. Although Peggy looks like a traditional placid, easy going cob, things arent always as they seem...

 (This ph...

July 4, 2018

My pony, Lula, is currently living in luxury! I keep her in a beautiful place where she is happy and relaxed with her companion; they have free access to wander in and out of stables, trees to shelter underneath and scratch against, and enough grazing to satisfy her li...

April 28, 2018

As consumers we are often faced with glossy product adverts claiming a variety of things, but how do we know which claims to believe? Maybe we need to start questioning how WE know if a product works or not? Some manufacturers are good at proving their claims...but not...

March 31, 2018

This has been one of the wettest winters on record, and there have been consequences for horses and their owners across the country. With almost constant access to these wet conditions, cases of ‘mud fever’ have been especially high across the UK.

What is 'Mud Fever' an...

March 26, 2018

People always want something for nothing. I guess its human nature, but being a self employed horse trainer, I come across this a lot when it involves people putting their hands in their pockets and paying for something. I know other horse trainers have the same issues...

March 21, 2018

Horsey humans seem to have this obsession with wrapping their horses' legs in ‘fluffy stuff’?! Whether its fleece materials, sheepskin (real or faux) or some expensive types of wool, there seems to be an abundance of equine wear available with various types of ‘fluff’...

March 13, 2018

We all know that horses' legs can get injured from 'trauma' when being exercised (such as hitting a jump, or brushing one leg against the other) but have you ever considered that horses' legs are also being damaged by overheating as a result of wearing unbreathable boo...

March 12, 2018

We've all heard the saying 'No Hoof, No Horse' and this constant wet weather has affected Lulas hooves. She has been barefoot since October, and until January, she had coped well with being hacked out on the roads a few times a week. But constantly having wet hooves (t...

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