Sarah's Blog

Random ramblings about Horse Care, Equine Courses and more

Make a Christmas present for your horse!

Do you like to treat your horse with a special gift at Christmas? Maybe you have already got your horse into the festive spirit by buying it its very own advent calendar like this one! We’ve complied some ideas of things you could get your horse this Christmas that are sure to make them...

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How often do you shoe your horse?

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Hartpury college, studying Therapy and Rehabilitation with Kathryn Nankervis, osteopath, Liz Launders and Hartpury's resident vet, Mark Georgetti. I learnt a huge amount but the big take away for me was the importance of regular shoeing....

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Christmas Competition!

This month we are running a competition to WIN a packet of Christmas cards featuring your child's artwork! Simply send your child's best Christmas horse drawing or painting to us - the winner will have their design turned into a Christmas card to send to family and friends! To enter you need to...

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Bonfire Night: Keeping your horses safe around fireworks!

Horses and ponies are easily spooked by fireworks, but with the correct preparation and planning, you can keep them safe and calm throughout fireworks season. It can be hard to relax around Bonfire Night when you know there is a possibility your horse may be upset by the fireworks. There are,...

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Mud Fever: Treatments to Prevent and Treat it!

Treating Mud Fever Mud Fever is a frustrating battle to fight and unfortunately there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to this condition, as there is so much variation in the shape of the horse’s individual leg, the conditions of wetting and contamination, and the stage of progression of the...

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Types of Clippers

We all want to make the task of clipping our horses less arduous and more quick and easy. Having the right tools for the job will certainly help the process to go more smoothly!There are many different types of Clippers on the market - in this blog we take a look at some different models and...

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Laminitis

LAMINITIS Laminitis is a disease that can affect horses for a number of reasons and can often be a secondary disease associated with conditions such as equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), or Cushings disease. When it occurs in these situations, there is nothing that you can do to prevent it but to...

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Back to school

It is that time of year when the kids go back to school, students go back to college or university, and for some of us parents it also means that there is time to do something for ourselves again. With my son now four years old, I decided just that, and thought that it was about time that I did...

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Eradicating the term, "The BHS way".

For years and years I have come across the same conversation when training students for BHS exams; "But why do we have to do it that way?" I reply, "Because its the 'BHS way'. You just have to do it for your exam to be ultra safe." "But I never do it that way at home." "I know, but if you want...

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The Power of Mental Rehearsal

Do you compete your horse? Do you want to win? Or do you just want to improve your performance or simply enjoy competing more? My next question is what do you do automatically without thinking? It might be driving your car, riding a bike or even something as simple as writing your name. When...

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