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Equine Gastric Ulcers

Equine Gastric Ulcers

Great film looking at the causes of gastric ulcers in horses. Equine vet Dr Kerry Ridgeway states "We do know that there are basically only two kinds of horses – those who have ulcers and those who will have ulcers!" 

Why does my horse do that?

Why does my horse do that?

Is your horse telling you something when he's yawning, pawing the ground or licking and chewing?

Putting a stop to napping

Putting a stop to napping

When hacking out, things don’t always go to plan – not every horse is keen to leave the yard, some may nap, spin and attempt to turn for home. This can knock the confidence of even the most experienced rider.

Can you recognise when your horse is in pain?

Can you recognise when your horse is in pain?

The last couple of years have seen a welcome increase in the research of equine body language, with some fascinating studies looking at the expression of pain in horses.  

Why are some horses aggressive?

Why are some horses aggressive?

Equine scientists studying herds of wild horses rarely see any sign of aggressive behaviour. In fact, wild horses often go out of their way to avoid confrontation. So why do we see aggression in domestic horses?