Sarah's Blog

Random ramblings about Horse Care, Equine Courses and more

The Importance of Foraging Time for Horses

Whist editing our Equine Nutrition course, I began writing about the importance of foraging, one of the horse's natural behaviours, so I thought I would share an extract with you. As horses in the wild are used to roaming and foraging, it is important to consider how you feed them as well as...

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The trials and tribulations of (trying) to buy a pony

At the moment, I am trying to find a pony for my 6 year old son. I know that buying a genuine ‘first pony’ is like trying to find gold dust but with the advantage of seeing videos prior to viewing ponies I thought that it would be much easier than the days where all you had go on was a phone...

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What condition score is your horse?

With some studies showing up to 70% of horses in the UK being obese, obesity is a growing and concerning problem. WHY ARE HORSES BECOMING MORE OBESE? More and more horses being kept as pets More horses being inactive Owners over-estimating how hard their horses are working and therefore...

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How much do you really know?

Studying for my Masters degree at Hartpury has opened my eyes to how much more there is to learn. I am a BHS Stage 4 coach in complete horsemanship, I have ridden since I was two, I have owned horses for a large proportion of my life and have competed in numerous disciplines, I have been an...

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Coping with Christmas Day!

We all know how hectic Christmas can be with all the family gatherings and parties and extra curricular events at school to attend! It's hard to find time to fit everything in, including seeing your beloved horse. There can also be severe weather to contend with too! What are the best ways to...

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Christmas card competition...the winner is.....

And the winner is..... We ran a competition throughout November to design a Christmas card with a horse theme. We are delighted to be able to announce that the winner is Chloe Melville! A pack of Christmas cards will be on their way to Chloe soon, featuring her design:

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Ideal presents for your equine friend this Christmas!

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 do we ensure correct Horse Welfare for our own horses?

As part of my Masters Degree in Equine Science, I recently spent two weekends studying for my final module (which is very sad), Equine Behaviour and Welfare. This was a fantastic few days and very relevant to all of you horse owners and carer's as it honed in on topics about the welfare of...

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Rosie's Rescue Story!

Another lovely rescue story from one of our students! You may remember reading the story of Fonsie recently, a rescue horse who has been nurtured over the years by one of our students, Beverly Wallis. Today we are delighted to be able to share the story of Rosie with you - another lucky horse...

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A lovely Rescue Story from one of our students!

Have any of you rescued a horse and improved their life immeasurably? Here is one example of a horse who began as a weak, thin sad animal, but who has been nurtured over the years by Beverly who has never given up on him. What a lucky horse he is! Thank you for sharing Fonsie’s story with us...

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