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Weight management in horses

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when it comes to managing your horse's weight: How heavy is too heavy? How thin is too skinny? Does my horse need both hay and grain to maintain an ideal weight? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding equine weight management. Q: How do I know if my horse is the right weight?A: There is no ideal weight for a horse of a given height, as things like breed and build can greatly affect weight. However, for a given height there is a likely a range of weights that correspond to good condition (fat coverage). Learn more...

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Spring has Sprung...

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As the new season approaches we must all take stock. Although recent local flooding is now just a distant memory, have a good hard look at your horse and try to plan for the coming season. For horse owners this will invlove getting the balance right for the new lush grass that is starting to appear, so as to avoid complications like weight management, laminitis, hoof care and Spring plant issues in particular the dreaded ragwort. In the coming weeks we go through these issues in detail. For now a good Spring clean with things like Pulling ragwort Checking hoof...

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