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How to fit a rug correctly

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Allison Lowther, 27 August 2014 17:31

When it comes to fitting a rug, it’s important to understand how rug sizes work – the right rug in the wrong size won’t be able to do its job properly. However, rug sizes do vary and it’s important that the rug you choose for your horse fits him correctly. An ill-fitting rug will slip, rub and be uncomfortable for ...

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Hoof care tips

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Katy Islip, 27 August 2014 17:26

Keeping your horse's hooves in good condition is a year-round task but will ensure he's being supported from the ground up.  Our six top tips from expert groom Jenny Ellis take just a couple of minutes a day but will make all the difference in helping his feet stay strong and healthy. Watch our video below...   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Prevent atypical myopathy

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Katy Islip, 29 July 2014 17:08

Having trees in or around your grazing is often a bonus – they offer shade, act as a windbreak and can even double up as scratching posts, but some species carry a health risk to our horses. Caused by a toxin found in the seeds of the sycamore tree, atypical myopathy is an often-fatal muscle disease which can affect horses ...

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Protecting your horse from infectious disease

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Katy Islip, 29 July 2014 16:30

We all want to keep our horses healthy, and vaccination against four common infectious diseases would seem the obvious place to start. With horses and ponies all across the UK vulnerable to equine influenza, herpes, strangles and tetanus, it’s surprising that figures show vaccination rates may be as low as 50% for flu. To help you understand these four infectious ...

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Common worms and the damage they do to your horse

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Becky Statham, 21 July 2014 10:43

Small Redworm These small, 1cm long, parasites are probably the most serious internal parasite, causing colic, severe weight loss, diarrhoea and sometime death. These parasites are hard to kill as they hide from the immune system within cysts in the gut wall. There’s also widespread resistance to the wormers which are currently available on the market. Roundworm These are large ...

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Shoe Secure test

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Allison Lowether, 01 July 2014 12:34

The Shoe Secure is quick and easy to use. It’s unique design covers the heels and back your horse’s front shoes helping to stop him pulling his shoes off during turnout. YH Buyers’ Guide editor Allison Lowther has been using the Shoe Secure on her horse Wish for two years who before using the Shoe Secure would regularly be on ...

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How to create quarter marks

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Rebecca Statham, 30 June 2014 10:32

If you want to make your horse stand out from the crowd, follow our tips from Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin’s travelling groom Alan Davies, on how you can make the perfect quarter marks. Used on Valegro and Uthopia, these markings will make sure your horse looks his best in the show ring. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Tackle food-related aggression

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Katy Islip, 30 June 2014 09:58

In our latest Open Clinic video, we have advice from expert Jason Webb on how to tackle food-related aggression. So if your horse has become a bit of a beast at feed time, follow his tips to restore respect, so you can feed your horse calmly and safely. Remember to stay safe by wearing your fastened riding hat whenever you ...

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Horse massage

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Rebecca Statham, 29 May 2014 16:57

Whether your horse is a happy hacker or at the peak of his fitness as a competition horse, he’ll benefit from a massage. Massage therapy has many benefits, including relaxation of the muscles and reduction in muscle soreness post exercise. Equine massage therapist Eleanor Frost shows us simple massage techniques that you can use on your horse every day.   ...

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Fly rug test

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Allison Lowther, 29 May 2014 16:54

Using a fly rug can make the summer much more bearable for your horse, but which one do you choose? YH Buyers’ Guide editor Allison Lowther has used eight of the best on her horse Wish. Take a look at each of the rugs to see how they fit and the special features they have.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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