Equine

  • EQUINE - Feeding during the fittening period Jan 2018

    1 Jan 2018

    Many of us in Scotland may feel like we have now gone in to permanent hibernation as regards our horse life. Wall to wall ice does not make for fun times with our horses.  There is light at the end of the tunnel however and at some point, with increasing day length and improving weather, we must turn our thoughts to either increasing workload or to fittening from scratch, depending on how much...

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  • EQUINE - Young Riders Blog Jan 2018

    1 Jan 2018

    ANUARY BLOG  NORTH WINNER: LEIGH-ANN ALLAN, 21 FROM PERTH Image courtesy of Ronnie Low Photography at Scotsburn Wow can’t believe how quickly January has flown by although winter seems to be dragging its heels to leave!!!  Its been a couple months since my last update and I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period. December and January have both been rather quite months than...

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  • EQUINE - Hay issues?

    1 Dec 2017

    Issued date December 2017 During winter the majority of horse owners have to rely on conserved forage (to a lesser or greater degree) to satisfy the fibre requirements of their equines.  That is namely hay, haylage or even straw.  There is an anticipation that decent hay will be in short supply by the end of the winter. Haylage is not such an issue as it was mostly cut earlier but as hay, stra...

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  • EQUINE - Young Riders Blog Dec 2017

    1 Dec 2017

    DECEMBER BLOG  NORTH WINNER: LEIGH-ANN ALLAN, 21 FROM PERTHSHIRE  Merry Christmas Everyone and a happy new year!!!!  Hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period and enjoyed eating lots of chocolate and cake!! December was a rather quite month for dee jay and I after all the excitement of having a lesson with Sir Mark Todd! Dee Jay had a wee week off afterwards to bring him back...

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  • EQUINE - Five tips for feeding the pregnant mare

    1 Nov 2017

    Issued date November 2017 Feeding a pregnant mare should be straight forward; use the following tips as a guide to keep your mare and unborn foal happy and healthy. Learn how to body condition score your mare. If you’re not proficient at body scoring, then it is time to learn! As pregnancy advances, the mare will inevitably gain weight, mostly in her abdomen. Key points of fat deposition...

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