Horse Care - In The Field

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROOMING A GRASS KEPT HORSE

Horses and ponies kept at grass require grooming for appearance and health like their stabled friends.  It is also an opportunity to check your horse over for any cuts, lumps etc.  Make sure, whenever possible, you do this without gloves…

DOES YOUR HORSE HAVE ALLERGIES - Identify their symptoms

How do you know if your horse has an allergy?    As in humans horses can suffer from numerous allergies both in the stable and out at pasture.  The diagnosis of the cause can be very challenging as the symptoms shown…

IS YOUR HORSE UNDER ATTACK THIS SUMMER? Manage those summer pests

IS YOUR HORSE UNDER ATTACKHelp horses fight off midges and flies Tips and advice on how to manage the summer pests by understanding the breeding environment and using preventative measures.   Warm, barmy days are always welcomed by us; however the…

DAMP AND WET CONDITIONS CAN CREATE PROBLEMS FOR HORSES IN THE SUMMER MONTHS

RAIN-RAIN GO AWAY!Find out how damp wet conditions can affect your horse at  any time of year!  Rain and damp conditions affect our horses throughout the year, so don't be mis led that it happens just through the winter months. …

PADDOCK MAINTENANCE - PART 1- Improve your grazing this Spring

What do you need to do to look after your paddocks this spring? Here are a few suggestions to keep you busy over the comming weeks. PART 1 The past winter and current weather would suggest that our paddocks will need serious…

PADDOCK MAINTENANCE - Part 2 Spraying, Topping and Fertilizing Your Grassland

PART 2  Following on from the first part of paddock maintenance (CLICK HERE FOR PART 1), the next stage of management involves the spraying, topping and fertilizing of the pasture.  Spraying Spring time is just around the corner, honest! Sunny…

CHECK LIST FOR HORSES LIVING OUT IN WINTER

CHECK LIST FOR HORSES LIVING OUT IN WINTERYour horse needs extra attention to cope with the winter months.If your horse or pony lives out during the winter months they will need extra attention. You should be visiting and checking your…

WINTER PADDOCK CARE AND PREPARATION

Keep your fields in the best condition possible over the winter.Rest or Rotate  It is important to preserve and maintain fields correctly during the winter months, if not come spring and summer there will be no grazing. We all need…
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