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Category: Getting started

Riding and road safety

It is well known that our roads are getting busier and busier, making riding horses on the road more and more dangerous. Horse riders have as …

Pre-purchase examinations

Once you have made the decision to buy a horse, it is advisable to identify a vet that can carry out a pre-purchase examination of the horse. …

Pasture management

Regular pasture management ensures your horse’s grazing remains in good nutritional …

Insurance – do I need it?

Horse and pony ownership is a costly business and carries with it a weight of responsibility, whether your involvement is purely pleasure, is …

Fitting a saddle – why it’s so important

It is not easy for a horse owner, who has not been specifically trained, to make sure that his or her horse’s saddle fits properly or to …

Exercise – keeping your horse fit and happy

Routine exercise is very important for you and your horse. General exercise and mental stimulation helps to keep you and your horse fit and happy. …

Examining a horse at an auction

When a pre-purchase examination cannot be performed by a qualified equine vet, following these …

Essential equine management

Day-to-day management of your horse is very important. There are many factors that horse owners …

Clipping your horse

Before you think about clipping your horse you need to establish why and ultimately what sort of clip you need to give your horse. Clipping ensures …

Buying a horse

Owning a horse is a big responsibility that requires great commitment, time and money. Before buying a horse or pony you need to make sure you …