Equine

  • 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 - Autumn Feeding Transition Time

    1 Sep 2017

    As I write this, summer has definitely wound to an end and we are now into autumn. The light is fading fast and shortly the clocks will change, marshalling us into winter. It is about this time of the year that management of your horse begins to change drastically and it is important to ensure that you have a feeding and management plan for the winter months. Decreased exercise If you have be...

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  • EQUINE - How to ensure your Horse's Feed Remains Balanced

    7 Aug 2017

    All living things require minerals and vitamins to thrive and survive but what do they do and how can you ensure that your horse or pony is receiving all that it requires? Minerals Minerals are required for a variety of functional needs; including skeletal integrity and cellular processes for all functions in the body. Minerals are split in to two main groups; macro-minerals and trace mineral...

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  • Feeding the Ulcer Prone Horse

    26 Jul 2017

    Equine Gastric Ulcers This year’s competition season is well under way and it is about this time of year that the subject of ulcers may start to rear its ugly head again. Incidence of ulcers seems to be on the rise but it is probably just that we are better at detecting them and owners are more tuned in to the possibility that ulcers may be an issue. Data and research suggests that as high as...

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  • Hot Work – Don’t Forget the Electrolytes

    26 Jul 2017

    Summer time and excess heat can be particularly hard on our equine friends.  This summer we have had some very hot days and many of you will have been competing in this weather. Some of the more native types have even been wilting and sweating in the field doing nothing. I have had more queries about lethargy this year than usual and a lot of it is down to electrolyte supply. Horses, like human...

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