Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category


Do Horses get Hay Fever?

Monday, November 11th, 2019
During the Spring and Summer times, many people will suffer from hay fever – making their eyes itch, noses run, and generally knock the energy out of them. Although it is somewhat different, horses are able to contract

Worming Your Horse

Monday, October 28th, 2019
Worming your horse regularly should be of top priority as they are susceptible to a number of internal parasites – along with a number of species of worms. These worms can include strongyles, roundworms, tapeworms, pin
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Poisonous Plants to Horses

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Sometimes when we let our horses out to pasture, it can be hard to eliminate all potentially fatal plants that can harm our horses once digested. Here at Petplan, we have created an easy to use infographic of some harmfu
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Correct Saddle Fitting

Monday, October 7th, 2019
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores as well as make you uncomfortable as you ride. Although
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Understanding a Horses Body Language

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Your horse’s body language can provide clues to his physical wellbeing. Petplan will take a look at some of the body signals and what they mean when trying to read what your horse is saying. Tail Low: this is a sign of

The 2019 Royal Melbourne Show

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
The Royal Melbourne Show kicks off this weekend and we’re bringing you everything you need to know about the All Breeds Championship Dog Show. Whether you are a veteran of the Show or a beginner, Petplan has you covere

Jobs and Careers within the Horse Industry

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Whether it is a career associated with riding, horse care and breeding and health care, there are many different occupations you can consider if you love horses. Here are some jobs that are related to the horse industry.
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Spring Pastures

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
With spring at our doorstep, we need to be careful when changing our horses from hay to pasture. Although they are both forms of forages, there is quite a significant difference seeing as though hay is only 15% moisture
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Horse Training Tips

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
When starting to train your horse for the first time, it is important to know and understand how horses think and react. Horses are a flight animal, therefore it is imperative that training your horse is a gradual proces
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Tips on Horse Entertainment

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
When the weather is dreadful, we don’t get out as often as we’d like to. How can we keep our horses mentally stimulated when we’re riding less, and they’re stabled more? Here is some advice on how to keep a horse