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  1. The Ultimate Guide to Horse Rugs

    The ultimate guide to Horse rugs

     

     

    Let’s talk rugs…! We all love buying them, we all have a growing collection and never know when to throw away that rug with 50 rips and no buckles left because one day we might need it and if we're honest we're also a little bit attached to it. But do we know what we’re buying, how they work and how to care for our turnout rugs? This guide is the ultimate guide to horse rugs, we'll answer your questions including "what horse rug do I need", "how do I wash horse rugs" and "what is denier in horse rugs?".

     

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  2. Meet An Equine Nutritionist

    Equine nutrition

    Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr is a Registered Equine Nutritionist who provides unbiased peace of mind with nutrition solutions for owners who want the very best for their horses. She provides bespoke consultancy and runs a regularly updated extensive library of nutrition information at the Equine Nutrition Learning Centre. We caught up with Clare to find out where her passion came from and what she hopes horse owners will get from working with her. 

     

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  3. A Vet Fees Insurance Case Study

    Horse Vet fees insurance

    When Michaela Waddington found her two-year-old Arab, Diesel, tangled in an electric fence wire she feared the worse. A call to get out the vet and months of treatment followed...

     

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  4. Ulcers In Horses

    Ulcers in horses

    Hello everyone and welcome to this guest blog on ulcers in horses. First I'll give a little introduction to myself, my name is Leah Grange and I am an Equine Veterinary nurse based in Somerset with six years of experience working in a large Equine referral hospital. Harry Hall has asked me to write up my experience on Gastric ulcers in horses, following my experiences with horses in the veterinary practice and also with my horse, Colin. At the end of this blog I hope you understand more about ulcers in horses and get a good idea of what’s in involved managing ulcers from a vet nursing and an everyday horse owners view.

     

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  5. Horse Riding In The Heat

    Horse riding in the heat

     

    In the first of a monthly series of articles about first aid for horse riders, Cory Jones, Director at Medi-K and First Aid Training Co-operative considers the important things we need to know about first aid in the warmer summer months. Injuries don't always have to involve wounds or falls, and knowing what to do when the heat gets too much can help save lives. 

     

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  6. Does My Horse Need Electrolytes?

    Does my horse need electrolytes

     

    The major electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. Even when your horse is resting, they lose electrolytes through faeces, urine and their breath. During exercise, electrolyte loss is increased through sweating. Sweating is how your horse regulates their body temperature, but the loss of fluids and electrolytes need to be taken into account when you are putting together your horse's diet. So we answer your questions and find out, does your horse need electrolytes? 

     

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  7. Meet Ben Atkinson

    Ben Atkinson horses

     

    We drove back from Ben Atkinson’s yard like springtime swallows in a state of bemusement and admiration for the day we had just experienced. We started to ponder how on earth we could write about this completely mesmerising experience and how we should put into words what we had just witnessed. How can we sum up this incredible horseman?

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  8. First Aid For Horses

    Horse first aid

     

    A survey of horse owners in the UK* revealed that the average vet bill for treating accidental injuries was £1200. To ensure your horse heals from these injuries as swiftly as possible, we spoke to Brian Reed from Rainbow Equine to get advice on when to call the vet what to do ahead of the vet arriving and when to treat a wound yourself.

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  9. Brooke's Emergency Appeal

    Brooke's Emergency Appeal

    This month we bring you news of how one of our charity partners is raising money to help equines who have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in India. Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys is an international animal welfare charity transforming the lives of vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them. Find out why your help is needed now more than ever.

     

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  10. A horse vet fees insurance case study with a One Club member

    Horse Vet Fees Case Study

    When Rebecca Gee went to get her daughter’s horse Lolly from the field she couldn’t believe what had happened. A freak field injury led to months of box rest and treatment from the vet.

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  11. Understanding which breathable boots are best for your horse

    Understanding which breathable boots are best for your horse

    Most horse owners now prefer breathable horse boots and over the years, leg protection technology has improved so much that we no longer have to compromise protection over breathability. Many breathable boots now offer incredible protection and breathability. But do we really understand the importance of choosing a breathable boot for our horses?

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  12. Brooke: Inside the world of horse charity work

    Brooke Hackathon

    Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them. For millions of people around the world, working equines are the backbone of their communities. Without healthy working horses, donkeys and mules, they wouldn’t be able to put food on the table, send their children to school or build better futures for themselves, their families and their animals.

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