Equine

  • EQUINE - Spring is sprung - a cautionary tale Mar 2018

    1 Mar 2018

    What a winter!  It seems to have been never ending this year with very little respite from the cold. As a consequence, the grass has actually stopped growing this winter; it certainly has up here in the frozen North.  As I write this, we are in mid-March and I can’t think of the last time that I saw such poor looking grass swards at this time of year. I really feel for all those farmers who are...

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  • EQUINE - Scottish Rider Feb 2018 issue

    1 Feb 2018

    I am a 19year old event rider based in the Scottish Borders and I think I started riding before I could even walk. I am very lucky and have two horsey parents so I have always had horses around me. I have competed up to FEI3* Level and advanced. I was also long listed for the GB Junior team in 2016.  I started riding on a palomino Shetland called Oberon and I participated in all pony club teams...

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  • EQUINE - Late winter condition issues Feb 2018

    1 Feb 2018

    This winter has been a much harder winter than we have had for a good few years. Consequently my Inbox has had a more than average number of queries /comments on horses losing condition. Among these are queries on horses that normally keep their condition well over the winter.  Late winter condition loss is not unusual during a colder winter and rather than crossing fingers and hoping for an ea...

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