Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category


Angle Load Horse Float vs Straight Load Horse Float

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Buying a horse trailer is one of the toughest choices for any horse owner. With all the different options and combinations available, it is no wonder the decision can be pondered upon for many weeks. One of the greatest

Different Types of Horse Arenas

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Have you ever thought of building your own horse arena? If so, then I’m sure you are well aware of all that goes in to making the perfect arena for your horses. If not, let us show you what you will need to consider wh

Grid Work Techniques for Injured Horses Getting Back Into Work

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
If your horse is out injured or you have stopped riding them for any reason for more than 3 months, all conditioning in your horse is essentially lost. You are essentially starting at zero. You have to be aware that no m

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

Dehydration in Horses

Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Horses need an abundance of water to keep them hydrated, particularly as the days get warmer. Horses regularly consume anywhere between 20-55 litres of water a day. But this will vary depending on the weather, along wi

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