6 of the Best Travel Boots for Horses

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Here we’ve picked out six of the best travel boots for horses. We’ve based our choices on cost, quality, and popularity; as a boot well-liked, is a boot that has proved it’s worth. When travelling our horses, safety is at the forefront of our minds. Choosing how to prepare them for travel can mean the difference between a happy, safe journey to sustaining an injury should they not be adequately protected. Young horses are especially at risk as they take to the road for their first few outings. Nerves, an…...

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Summer Hoof Care Tips

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**Sponsored Post** It has been a difficult winter and spring for horses’ hooves, with the nonstop rain creating fields that resemble mud baths. The knock-on effect of the muddy conditions has seen many horses developing a hoof abscess. With the summer months on the horizon, the warmer temperatures present a whole new set of issues for hoof health. Unlike the constant wet conditions, we have recently experienced, the challenge during the summer months is the sudden weather changes, with a typical UK summer consisting of a mixture of warmer temperatures…...

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What personality type is your horse?

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What personality type is your horse? Here we take a comical look at some of the most typical horse-type personalities most yards have to offer. The Drama Queen, or King I see a leaf and jump in the air; a height equivalent to a four-story building. I hack out with my head higher than an HGV, with my tail swinging from side to side, ready to whinny my heart out at the sight of another horse as I suffer from extreme anxiety. Grids could very well end your life, and don’t…...

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My Horse Stories comes to Nintendo this May

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A new game for budding equestrian enthusiasts called My Horse Stories will be released for the Nintendo Switch on May 3rd, 2024 by CrazyLabs. Whether it’s the big kid inside bursting to get out, or passing on the news to your child, this game looks set to be of interest to anyone with a love for horses, and a Nintendo Switch, of course. The story Put on those cowgirl boots, style your new horse, and start racing like a champ! You’re located on a horse farm that becomes your haven,…...

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Spring Fever in Horses: an owners guide

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Spring fever in horses is a term used to describe mood and behavioural changes in equines during … well, spring. Our equine companions are sensitive creatures, reacting to even the slightest adjustment to their diet, environment, or weather conditions. With the arrival of spring (finally), you might be noticing some changes in your horse’s energy levels. This is called spring fever and is entirely normal but, as it can present some challenges, you’ll be glad to know that there are some steps you can take to support your horse. The…...

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What is the most common cause of horse insurance claims?

What is the most common cause of horse insurance claims?

Even with the best-laid plans, accidents, injuries and illnesses are all part and parcel of owning horses. It is possible to take precautions such as risk assessments, education and training. Still, we can’t prevent the unexpected from happening, so having suitable horse insurance is important to protect ourselves, our horses and others who may be affected by our actions. Taking out a horse insurance policy gives us peace of mind should our horses become ill or sustain an injury. While there is a huge range of advice available on avoiding…...

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Charlotte Dujardin: A Triple Gold Medalist and a Passionate Equestrian

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Charlotte Dujardin is a name that has become synonymous with excellence in the equestrian world. Born on July 13, 1985, in Enfield, London, Dujardin has emerged as one of Britain’s most successful dressage riders. Her natural talent, unwavering determination, and deep connection with horses have allowed her to achieve unparalleled success throughout her career, as she is now regarded as the most decorated female olympian of all time. One of Dujardin’s most notable wins came at the 2012 London Olympics, where she won three gold medals in dressage. Paired with her exceptional…...

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Exploring the World on Horseback: The Rise of Equestrian Tourism

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Equestrian tourism has galloped into the mainstream travel scene with an undeniable allure. Offering a unique blend of adventure, connection with nature, and cultural immersion, horse riding holidays have become increasingly popular among travellers seeking authentic experiences off the beaten path. From serene trail rides through breathtaking landscapes to exhilarating adventures, equestrian tourism presents a captivating way to explore the world. Unveiling the Appeal At the heart of equestrian tourism lies the profound bond between rider and horse, transcending language barriers and cultural differences. The opportunity to embark on horse…...

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Researching Infertility in Mares due to Endometritis

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It is not uncommon for infertility in mares because their uterus remains too inflamed after breeding. This condition is referred to as persistent breeding-induced endometritis (PBIE). Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Tracey Chenier is working to find out what causes this inflammation and how to treat it. “Horse owners and breeders often face challenges with infertility in their mares,” says Chenier. “Endometritis, an inflammation of the lining of the uterus, can affect mares leaving them unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy. We have been looking for ways to prevent or treat…...

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New Product Alert! Arden Breeches from Toggi

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New from Toggi for Summer 2024 are the Arden Ladies Breeches, available in dark green or grey. Designed for riders to stay comfortable and secure in the saddle no matter what the summer throws at us. After months of wet weather, horse owners across the British Isles are crossing their fingers for warm, sunny weather to enjoy summer competitions, long hacks and lazy yard days. But as we all know, British summer doesn’t always play by the rules. Luckily, Toggi has ridden to the rescue with a new riding legwear…...

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Exploring the Isle of Wight: Best Places for Pony Trekking

The Isle of Wight, a gem nestled in the English Channel off the southern coast of England, boasts stunning landscapes, diverse terrain, and a rich cultural heritage. One of the most enchanting ways to experience the island’s beauty is through pony trekking. With its gentle hills, lush meadows, and picturesque coastal paths, the Isle of Wight offers an idyllic setting for horseback adventures – it’s one of many things to do on the island. Here are some of the best places to go pony trekking on this charming island: 1. St.…...

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Win a Pivo Pod and Dressage Coach Bundle worth £680

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Win a complete remote training bundle worth £680, including the Pivo Pod Silver Equestrian Essential Pack and a Pro subscription to The Dressage Coach. How to enter: Fill in your details on the form below. Giveaway information Pivo and The Dressage Coach have teamed up with Everything Horse to offer you the chance to win a complete remote training bundle worth £680. The bundle includes a PRO subscription to The Dressage Coach app (worth £420) and a Pivo Pod Silver Equestrian Essential Pack (worth £259.99); you will have everything you…...

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What’s new for equestrians this March

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What’s new for equestrians this March? Here at Everything Horse Magazine, we love to discover what’s new in the world of equestrian goodies. From new supplements to hats, gloves and other types of riding accessories – we keep an eye on it all. So, without further ado, here’s a selection of new products and goods in the world of equestrianism this March. This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on a link and purchase a product, we may earn a commission. With this in mind, we…...

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Sweet Itch in horses: causes, treatment and prevention

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Sweet itch, also known as Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis or Culicoides Hypersensitivity, is a prevalent skin condition in horses caused by allergic reactions to Culicoides midge saliva. The skin’s reaction results in intense and prolonged itching, causing hair loss, skin inflammation and open wounds, significantly impacting a horse’s comfort. It is essential for horse owners to understand its causes and management strategies to alleviate its effects and ensure their equine companions’ well-being. Treating sweet itch may seem like a never-ending battle. Treating the condition early by commencing a suitable treatment…...

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Sustainable Practices in Equine Housing: A Look at Eco-Friendly Stables

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The rise of eco-friendly equine housing reflects a growing awareness among horse owners of the importance of sustainability in the care and management of their animals. As stewards of our horses and the environment, it’s crucial to consider how stable and shelter choices impact the world around us. Choosing eco-friendly options benefits your horses’ health and well-being and contributes to a healthier planet. Incorporating sustainable practices into equine housing involves more than just selecting the right materials; it’s about adopting a holistic approach that encompasses energy efficiency, water conservation, and…...

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Managing a horse prone to laminitis

Managing a horse with laminitis

Managing a horse prone to laminitis can be daunting. By educating yourself on the topic, you give your horse or pony the best chance of returning to full health, alongside minimising the risk of recurrence. In this article, we look at how to manage a horse or pony prone to laminitis by looking at feed, turnout, exercise and hoof care. About laminitis Laminitis is a painful condition characterised by inflammation of the laminae of the foot (hoof). This inflammation and subsequent damage can lead to extreme and crippling pain for a…...

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How To Deal With Swollen Feet after Riding

Experiencing swollen feet can be uncomfortable and sometimes alarming. Whether it’s after a long day on your feet, in the saddle, during pregnancy, or a result of a health condition, swelling in the feet is a common issue many of us face. But fear not! We’re here to guide you through some simple and effective strategies to help reduce swelling and enhance your comfort. So, grab a cozy seat (and elevate those feet!), as we dive into the world of managing swollen feet. Understanding Swollen Feet First things first, let’s…...

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Understanding and Responding to Your Horse’s Emotional Needs

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Looking at the whole horse, with equal importance on their physical, mental and emotional well-being will help them to thrive. We can improve well-being and increase our horses’ sense of happiness by factoring in their emotions with a compassionate approach to horsemanship. In this article, Carey Khan from ‘One with the Horse’ looks at factors relating to equine well-being, while discussing how empowering the horse can help it deal with situations more effectively. The Five Domains of Assessment “The Five Domains of Assessment” is a phrase that refers to the…...

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Welcome to ‘Equine Wild Wellness’ at NIHI Sumba

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Named as one of the best hotels in the world, you will find NIHI Sumba nestled within a hideaway in Sumba, Indonesia – a place twice the size of Bali and just an hour’s flight away, yet undiscovered by mass tourism. Welcoming 2024, NIHI will elevate its iconic Spa Safari wellness offering by unveiling a brand-new series of innovative wellness retreats, treatments, and adventures in the wild. ‘Wild Wellness’, will be an extraordinary holistic immersion that fuses the rawness of nature with unregulated luxury and the best in science-led healing…...

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Discover the Majesty of Ancient Egypt with Ride Egypt’s “Palms, Pyramids & Pharaohs” Adventure

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For travellers seeking a holiday filled with temples and tombs, pharaohs, and phenomenal experiences, Ride Egypt (described by a previous guest as the Red Bull of horse-riding holidays) invites you to join their “Palms, Pyramids & Pharaohs” adventure-packed itinerary. Egypt, the land of allure and mystery, beckons intrepid horse loving travellers to explore its wonders through an exhilarating journey that combines horseback riding, cultural exploration, and historical discovery. Throughout this incredible adventure, participants will immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Egyptian culture, cuisine, and history. From riding fabulous horses…...

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Lameness Assessment and Investigation

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Lameness assessment and investigation for the horse Following our first article looking at how to spot lameness in the horse, we delve further into Lameness assessment and investigation with the Animal Health Trust. About the AHT Equine Clinic The Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equine Clinic is made up of world specialists that treat a variety of injuries or conditions, but their greatest area of expertise lies in orthopaedics and, in particular, lameness. No horse or injury is ever the same and it’s up to their Clinicians to solve these mysteries…...

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Ingredients in horse calming supplements

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There are so many types of ingredients that can be found in horse calming supplements and with so many different combinations and formulas available, it can be difficult to decide what would be best to buy. You will find that one type works much better for your horse than another will, ‘trial and error’ is unfortunately usually the key. Combinations of ingredients in the formula usually work best and provide the most all-round relief. Always ensure you read the label of ingredients on the packaging carefully, so you are in…...

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Saddle Up for Adventure: Horseback Riding in Killarney for a Majestic Equestrian Experience

Killarney National Park.

Nestled in the heart of County Kerry, Ireland, lies a place of unparalleled natural beauty and historical significance – Killarney National Park. Introduction This enchanting park, covering over 25,000 acres, beckons adventurers from around the world to explore its pristine lakes, ancient woodlands, and majestic mountains. While there are numerous ways to experience the wonders of this remarkable park, there’s one that stands out for its uniqueness and immersive quality – horseback riding Killarney. In this introduction, we will delve deeper into the allure of Killarney National Park and the…...

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Equine Therapy: Why it’s becoming popular with those suffering from addiction

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Drug and alcohol addiction are causing huge problems worldwide at present. In the USA, there’s an opioid crisis, while a staggering number of people are suffering from alcohol addiction the world over. It’s costing a huge amount of lives, and when you add problems such as cocaine abuse, ketamine drug addiction and treatment and the likes of gambling and eating disorders, addiction is a huge blight on our society. Treatment is forever advancing thanks to technology and new methods of therapy, and one that is becoming more popular than ever…...

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What are 10 of the best horse films?

10 of the best horse films

What are 10 of the best horse films? There are many wonderful horse films that capture the beauty, spirit, and bond between humans and horses. Here are 10 notable horse films that have left a lasting impact: “War Horse” (2011): Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is a visually stunning and emotionally charged epic that follows the extraordinary journey of Joey, a young horse, and his owner Albert during World War I. The film beautifully explores the unbreakable bond between humans and…...

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