Horse Mirrors: Do They Work?

Horse Mirrors: Do They Work?

Horse Mirrors: Do They Work? Horse mirrors have plenty of uses. From horse stable mirrors to dressage mirrors, it’s suggested that these mirrors can help to calm horses, on top of their rider performance benefits. We investigated how effective horse mirrors actually are.   Horse Mirrors Horse mirrors can be placed in stables, arenas, and horse transport. With special safety features, these specially designed mirrors are built to withstand force from horses and bumpy roads. Rider Performance Many riders use mirrors in the arena to check on their position in…

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Improving Your Bandaging Technique

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Improving Your Bandaging Technique Improving your bandaging technique is essential to reap the full benefits of horse bandages. When applied correctly, a bandage can assist in the healing process of an injury, but if applied incorrectly bandaging can cause problems that will delay healing and potentially cause further complications. Learning how to bandage is something that requires practice, and the secret of good bandaging lies in achieving correct and even tension. By following a few important guidelines you can improve your bandaging technique and ensure that whenever you need to…

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Ice Boots For Horses

Ice Boots For Horses

Ice Boots for Horses Ice boots for horses are a great cold therapy. An alternative to cold hosing horses legs, ice boots are a firm equestrian favourite. Discover your favourite style of equine ice boots and key benefits of each. Ice Boots For Horses

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Cold Hosing Horses Legs

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Cold Hosing Horses Legs Cold hosing horses legs is a simple, yet effective from of therapy for horses. Cold hosing has a multitude of benefits for horses with injury and can be essential for rehabilitation. Discover how cold hosing horses legs can be applied safely and effectively. Cold Hosing Cold hosing horses legs is a type of cold therapy, also as cryotherapy. Cyrotherapy includes the application of a cold water, or any cooling substance/source to a specific area. Application of cold will cause blood vessels to become narrower (vasoconstriction), therefore…

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How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat?

How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat?

How Often Should You Groom Your Horse For A Shiny Coat? We answer how often should you groom your horse for a shiny coat, plus more horse coat care questions. Find out how why your horse loves to roll after you’ve spent hours scrubbing them, how bathing could affect their skin health and all about best practice for a shiny coat! How Often Should I Groom My Horse For A Shiny Coat? Grooming should be completed as part of your horse’s routine care. Grooming boast benefits such as health monitoring,…

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The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses

The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses

The Best Mane and Tail Detangler For Horses The best mane and tail detangler for horses should be easy to apply, keep our horses free-from tangles, as well as silky smooth. As an essential in nearly every equestrian’s grooming kit, mane and tail detanglers are great to keep horse’s clean, repelling dirt and dust! Helping us to reap the benefits of grooming a little easier, these detanglers are sure to become a firm favourite! The Best Mane and Tail Detanglers For Horses

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Should You Wash Mud Off Horses Legs?

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Should You Wash Mud Off Horses Legs? Should you wash the mud off horses legs? The question to wash mud off horses legs can be heavily debated on the yard. Tackling the mud is a tricky one with horses, as we strive to keep our horses clean but also their health in tip-top shape! In a constant battle against the weather, you’ll never find a horse owner too far away from a stiff dandy brush, in an attempt to get scrub away layers of mud. However, a question often asked…

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Keeping Your Horse Cleaner

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Keeping Your Horse Cleaner Keep your horse cleaner with these top products! Trying to keep your horse cleaner this year? An ongoing battle at any time of the year, we’ve rounded up some must have products to make you life easier! Keep your horse cleaner whilst saving time and energy with theses grooming kit essentials! Keeping Your Horse Cleaner

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Horse Rugging Guide For Turnout Rugs

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Horse Rugging Guide – Turnout Rugs The ultimate horse rugging guide for turnout rugs! Discover what to look for a turnout rug to suit your horse’s needs! Horse turnout rugs can get confusing?! With turnout rugs boasting multiple features, what does your horse actually need? We’ve got horse rugs all explained, with features to look out for and what purpose they actually serve to your horse! Finding a quality turnout rug, which suits your horse is one of the great struggles of every owner. Not only must our horse’s rugs keep…

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Soaking Vs Steaming Hay: Improving Respiratory Health

Soaking Vs Steaming Hay: Improving Respiratory Health Soaking vs steaming hay…which is better? When trying to improve our horse’s respiratory health and condition, improving air quality is a must. Soaking or steaming hay has become common practice in order to alleviate respiratory symptoms. But, why does treating our forage in this way help our horse’s breathing, and which method is best – soaking or steaming? Soaking vs Steaming Hay For Respiratory Health Through soaking/steaming hay, we can improve stable hygiene by reducing the amount of dust and bacteria particles circulating…

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Horse Respiratory Supplements – Treats Edition

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Horse Respiratory Supplements – Treats Edition Horse respiratory supplements but disguised as treats, for the fussy feeders on the yard! Supporting airway and reducing mucus production, theses horse respiratory supplements are a win-win as a performance essential, as well as getting on our horse’s good side! Horse Respiratory Treats   Horslyx Mini Respiratory Horse Lick Horselyx Mini Respiratory Horse Lick is designed to provide a unique two-pronged approach in supporting a healthy respiratory system. Ingredients such as menthol, eucalyptus and aniseed support the airways and keep them clear of mucus while…

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Horse Breathing Problems

Horse Breathing Problems

Horse Breathing Problems A horse with breathing problems can be a worry to owners. Not only can horse breathing problems have an effect on performance, but overall health too. So what are the signs and symptom we should look out for in the most common equine breathing problems? Why Are Equine Breathing Problems An Issue? Like humans, the horse’s respiratory system is how they exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen – important for all aspects of cell function and life. In particular though, the health and capacity horse’s respiratory systems is…

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Does My Horse Need A Respiratory Supplement?

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Does My Horse Need An Equine Respiratory Supplement? An equine respiratory supplement could be the just answer you have been looking for to help your horse breath easy throughout the seasons. Whether it’s the summertime pollen, or the enclosed stables during winter, nutritional support may kick those ill-gotten symptoms to the curb, but do you actually need to use a respiratory supplement for your horse? UPDATED: 03/01/21 There are multiple factors which may affect your horse’s ability to breathe! Once identifying the symptoms of a respiratory problem, it is recommended…

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Respiratory Management In Horses

Respiratory Management In Horses

Respiratory Management in Horses For respiratory management in horses, we called in on expert advice from the team at HorseHage. Backed with years of credible research, they shared the reasons to why our horses may be suffering from respiratory problems and simple steps to combat respiratory symptoms!

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Stable Yard Equipment To Speed Up Yard Chores

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Stable Yard Equipment To Speed Up Yard Chores Whilst we get back into the swing of winter routine having stable yard equipment on your side to speed up the process can be a life-saver. Optimise your routine and make more time for riding with these nifty gadgets. Stable Yard Equipment To Speed Up Yard Chores

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Horse Herd Dynamics

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Horse Herd Dynamics Horse herd dynamics are complex, and behaviours of individual horses can be confusing or easily misinterpreted at a glance! We took a look at recognising social behaviours, behaviours signifying dominance, and how you should manage these behaviours within a horse herd. Socialising Whether your herd is ten horses or just two, socialisation essential for good horse herd dynamics. Horse’s use a variety of subtle cues to communicate with each other, as well as ourselves, conveyed most noticeably through body language and vocalisation but also scents and pheromones.

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Preventing Horse Injuries in The Field

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Preventing Horse Injuries in The Field Preventing horse injuries in the field can seem like an impossible task for an owner. With injuries after spending time in the field being the most prevalent in horses, it’s no wonder some owners are apprehensive to turn their horse’s out. However, with endless benefits of turnout for horse health, taking steps to prevent injury during turnout is a more sustainable and healthy strategy to implement into your horse’s routine. But, what are the steps we should be taking toward preventing injuries in the…

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Companions For Horses – Do They Need One?

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Companions For Horses – Do They Need One? Companions for horses are common place on any yard, but does a horse need a companion or have they evolved to survive without the security blanket of a herd? Whilst some horses thrive on time alone, others become worried and upset when away from their friends. So, we investigated whether companionship an essential in our horses’ lives and what to do if we can’t provide buddy to accompany them? Is a Companion Essential? Horses are herd animals. Therefore, they thrive physically and…

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Stable Entertainment for Horses

Horse Breathing Problems

Stable Entertainment for Horses Stable entertainment for horses is key to keeping them happy, healthy and content. With the wintery weather, even in the summer, and having to spilt our time with other duties, it can leave little time on the yard. This can mean entertaining our horse’s is often the last thing on our priority list, despite factors such as boredom and lack of social interaction leading to stable vices. So, to keep your horse occupied whilst your busy, why not invest in a stable toy to tide their…

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Do Horses Get Bored?

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Do Horses Get Bored? Do horses get bored? We answer the common question! Investigating bored horse behaviour and what to do about it, we’ll help you bust your horse’s boredom once and for all!   Signs Of Boredom in Horses Bored horse behaviour can include the development of stable vices. Stable vices, such as crib-biting and box-walking often stem from frustration, stress and lack of mental stimulation. These vices lend a hand to relieve boredom and distract from other stressors. On the other hand, boredom may manifest through more subtle…

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Tack Cleaning Tips

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Tack Cleaning Tips Tack cleaning tips that will make sure your equipment is sparkling in no time! As we return to competition and training, tack cleaning can not be just dusting off our saddles anymore! Not only do we need to ensure a brilliant shine on our tack, but hygiene is on our top priority list too!   Lincoln Lanolised Leather Soap (Amazon; £4.99) Wash Thoroughly Wash your tack thoroughly with plain, warm water before applying soap! Despite the name suggesting it will help lift grease and grime, saddle soap tends…

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The Importance of Sterile Wound Care

Winter Horse Care Tips from Equine Veterinarian Juliette Edmonds. Juliette Stood examining a horse

The Importance of Sterile Wound Care For Horses The importance of sterile wound care for horses needs to be highlighted! Whether the wound appears after a session in the field or after lungeing, horse owners need to keep open horse wounds clean. This is a vital step to ensure quality wound healing. Robinson Animal Healthcare have all the answers on why we should prioritise sterile wound care and how to perform it when our horses sustain an injury.

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Advice For Horse Owners | Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Nutritional Support for the Competition Horse

Advice For Horse Owners | Coronavirus (Covid-19) Here’s the top advice for horse owners during the Coronavirus pandemic. Amidst, the uncertainty of the current climate, we have put together advice for all horse owners during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Keep Updated Keep up to date with the latest NHS and Government advice surrounding hygiene and protective measures, to ensure you and those who’s surround you stay safe. NHS guidelines can be found here; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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One Simple Technique To Help A Horse With Breathing Problems

Horse Breathing Problems

One Simple Technique To Help A Horse With Breathing Problems Help a horse with breathing problems or just improving respiratory health and condition, this simple change could reduce winter coughing bouts and help to improve performance. Amidst a flair up of respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and nasal discharge, it’s often easy to turn to supplements to alleviate the problem. However, supplements can only go so far to assist respiratory, especially with environmental factors normally playing a huge role in the onset of symptoms. However, simply swapping out a hay…

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Best Stable Hygiene Products For A Spring Clean

Stable Hygiene

Best Stable Hygiene Products For A Spring Clean Discover the best stable hygiene products for a deep spring clean! With stable hygiene majorly effecting our horse’s respiratory health, giving your horse’s stable a thorough clean may be on the agenda sooner, rather than later! As poor hygiene can take it toll on equine respiratory systems, noticeable signs that your stable may need a cleanse could include the development of problematic respiratory symptoms or reduced performance, which is less than ideal as we hurtle toward the launch of competition season! So,…

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