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Euthanasia for credit crunch horses?

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Justine Thompson, 29 October 2008 15:44

Equine charity The Horse Trust has confirmed that some horse owners are being hit hard by the credit crunch. It says it has recorded ‘unprecedented’ searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, and that the only option for some may be euthanasia. The charity admitted that in the past three weeks, since the financial crisis resulted in repossessions, job ...

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Euthanasia for credit crunch horses?

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Justine Thompson, 29 October 2008 15:44

Equine charity The Horse Trust has confirmed that some horse owners are being hit hard by the credit crunch. It says it has recorded ‘unprecedented’ searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, and that the only option for some may be euthanasia. The charity admitted that in the past three weeks, since the financial crisis resulted in repossessions, job ...

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Rare Rocky Mountains at Breeds Village

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Justine Thompson, 28 October 2008 09:36

Giant Mules and rare Rocky Mountain horses are just some of the equines you will see at this year’s fab Your Horse Live Breeds Village, in association with Horslyx.For the first time ever the Breeds Village will have its own dedicated building, with American-barn style stabling, to make it easier for you to see and ask about the unusual and endangered breeds ...

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Mare gets head stuck in tree

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Justine Thompson, 21 October 2008 09:41

A mare who got her head stuck in a tree in West Virginia, USA, had to be freed by chainsaw.She managed to get her head jammed in a fork in the tree trunk, and ended up sitting perched on her quarters with her head and neck in the hole.A neighbour said she resembled ‘Winnie the Pooh’ with his head in ...

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Slowing down for horses/ponies

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charlie19, 17 October 2008 16:24

Calling all drivers to slow down!!! Ok so I live in Ireland but the truth is drivers don't care about slowing down for horses. As most of you probably know I own a Shetland and I can't ride him but I bring him for "hacks" down a fairly quiet road. (I walk him in-hand and we both really enjoy it.) ...

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New showing star at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 15 October 2008 16:35

Riding Club show horse Welton Archer took the 2008 South Essex Insurance Brokers Search For A Star Championship at HOYS.Show Pony Beckside Step Lightly took reserve, and a special presentation was made to the first-ever Search For a Star Supreme Champion, the heavyweight hunter Shelford Rupert, to mark his retirement after 12 successful years in the show ring.  The 10-year-old ...

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Get grooming with the equine FURminator

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Joanne Bednall, 15 October 2008 12:31

A new gizmo has been launched to take the elbow grease out of grooming. The equine FURminator, from The Company of Animals, makes short work of cleaning a horse’s thick, muddy winter coat. It gently and painlessly pulls dead hair from the coat, allowing the lustre and shine of the new summer coat to come through easily and quickly without ...

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Quadrilles for Olympia

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Justine Thompson, 14 October 2008 15:45

Audiences who were thrilled by the BRC quadrille competition at Olympia last year will be able to see the winners in action again in December.Last year’s winners of the Christmas show were Moat View Riding Club, with their theme ‘Furious Angels’.Now the club has qualified again at the Quadrille Selection at Addington Manor earlier this month. Their new theme ‘Battleaxes ...

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An Amerigo Vespucci Bridle will bring a smile to you and your horse’s face this Christmas!

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Joanne Bednall, 09 October 2008 15:37

If you’re thinking of splashing out on a hand-crafted Italian leather bridle this Christmas, then look no further than Amerigo Saddlery. Lovingly created, the Amerigo Vespucci Bridle Collection features four styles – dressage snaffle, flash, grackle and double. All come complete with reins and an integrated headpiece, which minimises poll pressure. In addition, the Amerigo Flash Bridle, which won the ...

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There's Gear Galore in the new look Your Horse!

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Hilary Scott, 06 October 2008 16:53

Your Horse magazine has always been tops for trusted gear reviews – and now it’s even better!The new look Your Horse magazine’s gear section is packed full of reviews and guides to the essential tack and clothing you need. We’ve got a great buyers’ guide to wellies in all shapes, sizes and colours – ideal if you want a new ...

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Get good quality hay

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Justine Thompson, 01 October 2008 14:19

Many horse owners are struggling to get good quality hay following this year’s wet summer.Here we’ve put together some advice to help you identify good forage, with the help of Horslyx nutritionist Dr Cliff Lister.What makes good hay?Good hay will be dried quickly by spreading it out in the field and allowing the sun and wind to dry out the ...

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