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Horse care

Our horse care advice is designed to give you a comprehensive view at a wide range of popular equestrian maintainence. We have articles and case studies on alternative therapies, bandaging, clipping, dealing with flies and more...

Free a cast horse

If your horse gets cast in his stable, follow our five-step guide to help free him.

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To rug or not to rug

If you are debating whether your horse requires a rug or not, follow this checklist to decide what is right for him.

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Alternative therapies

All you'll ever need to know about alternative and complementary health treatments for your horse - from Shiatsu to Acupuncture to Magnetic Therapy to Animal Aromatherapy. We also have information on Bowen, Homeopathy, Cold water hydrotherapy, Osteopathy, Reiki, Healing, Equine Iridology and Crystal therapy.

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Caring for your horse in the winter

Ensure your stead stays in tip top condition this winter by following our top advice

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Bandaging

Bandaging can be seen as a lost art - but not anymore! With our fantastic advice and video, you'll be bandaging in the stable, out travelling, for support ... whenever your horse needs a bit of extra cushioning.

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12 ways to help your horse cope with box rest

No one enjoys having their horse on box rest, so read our 12 ways to help you cope with box rest and ensure that you're prepared to make the best of a bad situation...

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Clipping

Check out our fantastic clipping advice today! We have everything you need, whether you're an old hand or this is your first time clipping. You can use our guides to work out which types of clipper or trimmer you need as well as which clip you should use on your horse. Is your horse clipper-phobic? Look no further - we have a simple step-by-step guide to overcoming your horse's fear.

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Electrolytes

It's important to help horses who are working hard to fight dehydration and fatigue from the inside out.
See our guide to how electrolytes can help.

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Equine Pilates

The pilates concept was invented nearly 100 years ago but more recently, classes specifically aimed at horse riders have become popular so the next logical step was to develop a course for the horse himself.

We speak to ACPAT chartered physiotherapist and equine pilates practitioner, Celia Cohen, who advises how you can give it a go...

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Grooming and turnout 

Take a look at our grooming and turnout advice including how to plait your horse's tail...

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Dealing with flies

Horses hate flies (and riders don't like them much either!) In our great advice section, we speak to a variety of experts to find out all the information you need to manage these pesky creatures, and have a more comfortable horse on those long summer days.

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Fat scoring

Fat scoring involves feeling for fat at set points on the horse’s body and allocating a score between 0 and 5. We give you expert advice and a video on how to do this with your horse...

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Injury prevention checklist

Routine management and observation is another key issue in the fight to keep your horse sound, so we have put together a handy checklist.

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Livery

Finding a yard to suit you and your horse can be very tiring. Livery yards can be heaven or hell, depending on where you end up and how it's managed. Our advice shows you how to get the most from your yard - and have a happy horse to boot.

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Looking after your horse's legs

Research has shown that, over a certain temperature tendon cells in horses’  lower legs are prone to damage. We put together some advice to help you look after your horse's legs.

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Massage

Jim Masterson is Equine Massage Therapist for the US Endurance Team and many international competition horses. He teached a unique method of bodywork that recognizes and follows the visual responses of the horse to touch, to find and release accumulated muscle and structural stress.

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Moody mares

Mares - you either love them or hate them. Some riders believe they make the best and most loyal competition horses, while others think they are a nightmare to ride and handle. Whichever camp you fall into, you'll find all you need to know about managing mares and their moods in this great section.

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Mud-busting advice

Wherever you go and whatever you do with horses, you’re guaranteed to bump into mud fever at some point. The effects can range from very subtle, small scabby areas on the legs and heels to more widespread red sores, cracked heels and scabbing.

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Prevent your horse from becoming cast

Any horse who lives in a stable has the risk of becoming cast, but there are a number of things you can do to minimise the this.

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Turnout?

As spring approaches and we chuck our mucking out tools in a ceremonial heap, we look at whether turnout is the best option for a happy, healthy horse...

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Worming advice

There are so many wormers on the shelves, with vastly different prices, so which to use? Follow our easy guide for when to worm, how horses become infested as well as worming myths debunked and whether you should worm or test.

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Year long horse care

Check out our fantastic guide to year long horse care. We cover the annual essentials such as tetanus and flu vaccinations, hoof care and worming, as well as all the seasonal health issues. From sweet itch in the spring to dietary changes in the autumn, you won't need to go anywhere else!

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