Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category


Purple Poppies

Monday, April 24th, 2017
The 25th of April is a special date on the Australian Calendar. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Today, Australians recog

Plants that are harmful for your horse to digest

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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 a list of some of the most harmful plants

Equine First Aid Kit

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Many accidents can arise when you are with your horse. This is why it is imperative that you are well organised with a first aid kit in case these accidents lead to a serious injury. The right equipment can be the differ

The 4 C’s for Dealing With Equine First Aid

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Throughout a horse’s life, it is inevitable that they will get scratched, bruised and cut at some point. More often than not, these wounds will heal quickly and cause no further problems. However, it is important to kn

How to Prevent Grey Horses From Getting Melanomas

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
As most horse owners are aware, grey horses are more prone to developing melanomas as they have more pigmented skin, and melanoma tumours arise from mutation in the cells that make up pigmented skin. Many reports suggest

Safety Tips When Floating Your Horse

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Taking your horse to and from places is a part of many owners’ lives. However, it is imperative that you follow proper safety procedures in order for safe travel for both you and your horse. There are a lot of diff

20 Horse Facts

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Horses “lock” their legs to avoid collapsing while sleeping standing up. Horses and other equines eat constantly, because their digestive systems aren’t efficient. Horses bear their weight on a single d

15 Most Common Horse Names in Australia

Friday, March 10th, 2017
It seems as though every horse owner knows a few friends with horses of the same names. But which horse names are the most common? There are numerous horses within Australia and the world, each having a name that may not

Fitness Techniques To Help For Riding

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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 cond
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The Importance of Correct Saddle Fitting For Rider and Horse

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. It is the all-important link between horse and rider. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores a