Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 
Horse Spring

Equine Health in Spring

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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
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How Do Horses Sleep?

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Give me a big bed full of cushions and blankets, a dark room and no noise and I’ll sleep like a baby. But we can’t say the same for horses. That’s far from what they want. A horse’s wild nature means that they s
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Dealing with Head Shy Horses

Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Head shyness in a horse is a common issue that can be debilitating to everyday tasks. Saddling up and grooming your horse can become time consuming, if not impossible. However, head shyness is an issue which can be resol
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Transporting Your Horse

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Long gone are the days where horses would transport people from A to B. Nowadays, it’s more like people transporting horses from A to B. However often and necessary this has become, it hasn’t gotten any easier. Trave
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Retired racehorses turn to equestrian

Friday, April 6th, 2018
While many horses have an illustrious career as a race-horse, there are a few that change their career path after retirement.  With thousands of horses retiring each year from racing, while some are put out to pasture o
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Fitness Techniques to Help your Riding

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Horseback riding can be an enjoyable pastime for many, however, without the right fitness levels, it can be very demanding on your body and the horse’s body. Getting actively fitter for horse riding can build muscle c
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Preparing your Horse for Winter

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Winter can be a tough time when it comes to you and your horses, especially if you have older horses. As the weather and ground cool, significant grass growth may not occur until well into spring. This is why it is impor
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Preparing for high vet bills

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Knowing how unpredictable horses can be, it isn’t any surprise that they can always find a way to hurt themselves no matter how safe you make their area. Each time they get injured, there is always a vet bill that com
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Basic horse care

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Learning basic horse care is the first step you should take before even thinking about bringing your new horse home. There are many important responsibilities associated with owning a horse as they are a long-term commit
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Hoof cracks – what you need to know

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
As a horse is constantly on their feet, developing hoof cracks at some point in their life is inevitable. Many of these will heal themselves over time with the right nutrition and hoof care; however, there is a wide rang