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Equine Welfare

Keeping your horse cool in hot weather

Keeping your horse cool in hot weather

As the summer temperatures rise and we all rush outside to get some sun, it is important to remember that our horses may not feel the same as we do and often struggle in the heat.

What would your horse like for Christmas?

What would your horse like for Christmas?

There seems to be a growing confusion over what our horses like, want, or even need. Horse owners are encouraged to focus on feed, supplements, tack, gadgets or the next new innovation in rugs and ignore the bigger picture.

Keeping your horses safe on bonfire night

Keeping your horses safe on bonfire night

While we enjoy the fireworks at this time of year we must not forget that bonfire night can be terrifying for our horses. Each year equine vets will have to treat horses that have injured themselves or had colic as a result of their fear.

What does a stabled horse do at night?

What does a stabled horse do at night?

Ever wondered what your horse gets up to in his stable? This fascinating film shows 8hrs in the life of a stabled horse via time lapse camera, condensed into 8 minutes.

 What really makes a horse happy?

What really makes a horse happy?

Having a happy horse isn’t just about our own peace of mind – it provides tangible benefits. But how do you know if your horse is really happy?

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.  

To rug or not to rug, that is the question...

To rug or not to rug, that is the question...

It's that time of year again, many horse owners are watching the weather forecast to help decide which type of rug to put on their horse. But should we really rug them up at all?

 Is your horse stressed?

Is your horse stressed?

Horse owners often think their equines have an easy life - but in fact, stress could be negatively impacting on their horse’s health and wellbeing far more than they realise. 

A happy athlete or a welfare issue?

A happy athlete or a welfare issue?

This performance scored 79.629% and took 4th place yesterday in the Grand Prix Special at the World Equestrian Games. Who is judging the judges?