What to do! When you begin training your horse, no matter their age, it is more than likely you will have to desensitise them to something. Desensitising is when you continually apply a stimulus until a response is elimi
Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or been around horses, would surely agree on how expensive and high-maintenance they can be. After you purchase a horse, the expenses continue to add up with feed, training, shoeing/tri
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
Flies are a common pest when working with horses and are often irritatingly persistent. Not only are they annoying, flies can also be carriers for human and horse related diseases. Horses tend to stomp when flies land on
Horses are an extremely expensive investment, and therefore should be protected. Not only is it the general expenses that comes with buying a horse, their vet bills are quite substantially larger than most other domestic
Buying a horse is an exciting time for all riders, and I t is pivotal that you choose the right horse for you. It’s one of the proudest moments in any horse lover’s life with each horse marking a special day in their
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
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
Your horse’s body language can provide clues to his physical wellbeing. Petplan Equine look at the possible reasons behind a range of ‘bad’ behaviours. Unhappy riding If your horse resents his girth being tightened
Mosquito numbers in Australia have been on the rise this year, meaning these annoying pests are going to be around a lot more. Not only do they cause an irritating bite, mosquitoes can also carry a number of serious dise
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