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Weight management in horses

Posted by Alan Ward on

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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Laminitis

Posted by Alan Ward on

Laminitis Laminitis is a highly painful and debilitating disease which can occur in the feet of horses. The term ‘laminitis’ strictly means inflammation of the lamellar attachments between the hoof and the skeleton; this is however, an over‐simplification of the many events that happen within the foot when laminitis strikes. In severe cases there is sufficient structural failure to cause the hoof wall to completely separate from the bone within the hoof. This can lead to loss of suspension of the skeleton and the development of severe pain and lameness.   Follow the link below to see an intro from...

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Ragwort!!! BEWARE

Posted by Alan Ward on

Ragwort Imagine this: You stop eating. You get stomach pains. You’re losing weight – fast. You have no energy. The sun hurts your skin. You lose co-ordination. You’re struggling to breathe. Now you’re going blind. Worst of all, you can’t tell anyone how bad you feel – and even if you could, it’s too late for them to help you. This is what you would experience if you were a horse suffering from liver failure as a result of ragwort poisoning. Ragwort is poisonous to horses, damaging the liver when eaten. The toxic effect builds up over time, causing irreparable...

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Spring has Sprung...

Posted by Alan Ward on

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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Large Selection of Second Hand Saddles in Stock

Posted by Georgina Spain on

We have a large selection of second hand saddles in stock at the moment. Including this lovely Berney Bros 16" pony saddle   Which is in Excellent condition. Measuring 16" on the seat This saddle will fit an animal medium to medium wide in fit Saddle fitting service also available Code: 20115-8

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