Sarah's Blog

Random ramblings about Horse Care, Equine Courses and more

An Update on Sarah's Master's Degree!

I have spent the past few months studying rehabilitation and therapy as part of my Masters degree at Hartpury Assessment. It has been extremely interesting and very inspiring. We were lucky enough to watch horses on the high-speed treadmill (see the video below) and learn the benefits of using...

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Start today to achieve that dream career in the equine industry!

Have you ever dreamt of having a job in the equine industry, making your passion for horses your business and being around them all the time rather than being stuck at a desk? There are numerous career paths in the equine industry - maybe you want to become an instructor or a groom or dream of...

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Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2019?

Happy New Year from everyone at Equine Distance Learning! Have you made any New Year's Resolutions yet this year? If you have a goal you wish to achieve this year with your riding then we can help! Maybe you are determined to become a more confident rider, or more successful in competitions? ...

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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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