Archive for the ‘Arena’ Category

 
hay

Hay quality for horses

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Unless your horse lives in a climate that allows them access to fresh, green pasture all the time, you will most likely feed them hay. The hay quality that you feed your horse should be of the utmost importance. The diff
horse-insurance

Fibre Digestion

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Horses have a one-dimensional stomach which allows them to mainly feed on fibrous vegetation or plant material. This means that fibrous plants such as grasses should make up the largest portion of their diets. Their uniq
weight-management

Focus on first aid: Weight management

Monday, February 5th, 2018
As with humans, when it comes to horses, maintaining a healthy weight is key to overall wellbeing. Being over or underweight can cause a whole range of problems from issues with your horse’s hooves to problems with the
horse

Road rules for horse riders

Sunday, February 4th, 2018
As a horse owner, sometimes it is a must to walk our horses on roads in order for them to get exercise or to take them to a new area. However, do you really know the road rules when it comes to riders and what you must f
heat-stress

Heat stress in horses

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
With the temperatures soaring well past 30 degrees, it is important to keep the safety of our horses in mind. The heat and humidity can be a deadly combination and affect our horse’s health and performance if not manag
horseriding

Horseback riding safety

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Horseback riding is refreshing, invigorating and fun, but all this excitement comes with risks. Riding your horse is also scary and dangerous to a certain extent. It involves speed, strength and the unpredictable nature
equine-grooming

Horse grooming

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Grooming your horse should be an activity that is enjoyable for both you and your horse. Daily grooming gives you a chance to bond with the horse while monitoring any changes, injuries and infections. It is advisable to
road-trip

Caring for horses in hot weather

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Summer is a great time to spend outside and in the paddocks with our beloved horses. The extended daylight allows for more rides; however, this summer heat can be dangerous for your horse and can lead to dehydration, let
lameness

Lower limb lameness

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
The lower limb of a horse is a fragile structure that is constantly busy and is put under a lot of stress! As a result, it can be prone to many conditions. Common conditions Tendon problems:  Tendons are the structures
equine-health

Equine health in spring

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
As the weather changes, so does the body and the way it deals with the environment around us. This is the same for all animals, especially when it comes to spring and the weather starts to warm up. Petplan will take you