Concussive pressures are amplified in the lower legs in especially on harder terrain. Hard ground poses a greater risk to older horses and animals who already have joint health problems.
The sun is out, the weather warming up and nothing can stop us enjoying some summer fun with our horses. But wait – what’s that buzz?! Yes, unfortunately, summer heralds the arrival of insect menace, which can mean annoyance, fly bites and even quite nasty reactions in our horses. We need to ensure we are prepared to protect our horses and ponies from attack.
If you see the word ‘lite’ when doing your food shop, you will assume it means a reduced calorie option but can this also be the same for horse feed? In this blog we look at what a lite balancer offers to help your horse maintain a balanced diet.
Here comes summer, and with it the familiar cry of ‘Which fly spray do I use?’ Read our brief guide to know what is what when choosing fly repellents.
Prepare to stand out from the crowd this summer by following the below helpful hints as you prepare for the show ring. We all like to be ready for action, whether it's in the show ring, on the centre line, or on a show jump course.
Oil is a helpful component to many horses' diets, whether it comes from feed or a bottle. Here, we'll go through the advantages of feeding oil and give you some pointers on how to safely incorporate it into your horse's diet...
It may not be a subject we always want to talk about, but let’s discuss droppings!
The health of your horse's digestive tract is inextricably tied to his overall well-being, with over 70% of their total immunity coming from there. At this time of year, as the Spring grass grows, management regimes may be changing and work increases, it is common digestive disturbance in the droppings, but what should we look for?
Just as diamonds are famous for their 3 C’s, droppings can have 3 C’s too – Count, Colour and Consistency.
Start your fly protection tactics early to obtain the upper hand against flies and midges. Some flies can be seen as early as March, so being prepared ahead of time will help your horse or pony deal with these unwanted guests.
Lister has been manufacturing clipping blades since the 1930s. They know exactly what your horse requires, with comfort and beauty in mind, based on years of experience!
Lister HQ in Gloucestershire manufactures all of their clipping blades. They're known for their toughness, quality, and cutting abilities. Lister blades are distinguished by their ribbed back, which reduces weight and heat transfer. Hair can be quickly swept away from the blades to prevent clogs, and the blades have a self-cleaning feature.
One of your horse’s most eye catching features is their mane and tail, paying closer attention to these areas will help your horse stand out from the crowd.
A healthy mane and tail are the result of a healthy horse, so make sure they're getting the nourishment they need by feeding them high-quality horse feed. This will improve their tail and mane organically. Keeping up with regular trimming and cleaning will also assist to keep their mane and tail healthy.