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...

June 6, 2019

As many of my loading clients will know, I hate travel boots. You know the ones; the big fluffy bulky boots that make your horse walk awkwardly after being put on. The typical human reaction to seeing a horse walk with these boots on is usually met with fits of giggles...

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 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...

March 12, 2018

Worming is an important part of horse health management, and it is a necessary task for horse owners to carry out, but the practice of administering the tube can be a challenge?! The sight of this little syringe can often fill horses and humans with fear...sometimes re...

March 12, 2018

Thankfully, the days of routinely worming horses with the same product every 6-8 weeks is long gone. As highlighted in human medicine, some medications are losing their effectiveness because of overuse of the same drugs, leading to resistance. The same situation is occ...

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