Equine

  • 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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  • EQUINE - Young Riders Blog Nov 2017

    1 Nov 2017

    NOVEMBER BLOG  SOUTH WINNER: ROSA ONSLOW, 18 FROM HAWICK     So, I have had a very busy November doing some winter training with Diamond Sundance. I have had a few two-day training sessions with dressage guru Ian Woodhead, which are brilliant at helping me up my game in this phase. He notices the smallest details that can make the biggest differences in improving the quality of work. Lessons...

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  • EQUINE - Time out holidaying your horse and how to feed for rest periods

    1 Oct 2017

    It is around about this time of year and certainly up to and across the festive season that many people give their horsey partners a well-deserved rest period or horsey holiday. This can vary from a couple of weeks to a couple of months but what should happen to feeding during these periods? Rules of Feeding One of the Golden Rules of Feeding is to “feed according to work done”.  This essenti...

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