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New ragwort strategies put forward by BHS and Defra after survey of thousands of horse owners

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Katy Islip, 20 November 2014 12:00

Plans to up the fight against the poisonous plant ragwort have been announced today by the British Horse Society (BHS), after a survey of nearly 14,000 horse owners.Supported by government department Defra, the BHS ran the survey this summer to assess levels of concern and knowledge about ragwort. Results showed 20% of respondents knew of instances where horses had been ...

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New ragwort strategies put forward by BHS and Defra after survey of thousands of horse owners

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Katy Islip, 20 November 2014 12:00

Plans to up the fight against the poisonous plant ragwort have been announced today by the British Horse Society (BHS), after a survey of nearly 14,000 horse owners.Supported by government department Defra, the BHS ran the survey this summer to assess levels of concern and knowledge about ragwort. Results showed 20% of respondents knew of instances where horses had been ...

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Petplan urges animal lovers to vote for their favourite animal charity

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Imogen Johnson, 19 November 2014 15:50

The number of horses being neglected and abandoned is increasing at an alarming rate and placing intolerable pressure on equine welfare charities across the UK who estimate that many thousands of horses are currently at risk of neglect or abandonment. Petplan, the UK’s largest pet insurance provider and its specialist equine sister brand Petplan Equine – which works with many ...

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Pilot scheme set to help vulnerable racehorses find new homes

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Katy Islip, 17 November 2014 09:00

Ex-racehorses are set to get more help in finding loving new homes thanks to a pilot retraining scheme set up by World Horse Welfare (WHW) and British Horseracing’s official charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).The new scheme will see WHW take ‘vulnerable’ former racehorses in for retraining at its Norfolk rescue and rehoming centre, Hall Farm, where staff will use their ...

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Farewell to the wonderful Opposition Buzz

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Imogen Johnson, 12 November 2014 17:23

Earlier this week it was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of one of our ultimate horsey heroes – Opposition Buzz. Just weeks into his retirement, Opposition Buzz was put to sleep following a seizure on Sunday 8 November. Dodi, as he was also known, was loved by the nation and by us. “You could have put ...

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World Horse Welfare celebrates fantastic rehoming figures and promotes scheme to others

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Katy Islip, 12 November 2014 09:38

Charity World Horse Welfare is celebrating rehoming 250 horses so far this year – a 56% rise from last year when the charity had only rehomed 160.World Horse Welfare, or WHW, is Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, with centres across the UK.But although the rehoming numbers are positive, hundreds of horses are still in need in the UK, ...

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Visit Your Horse Live to be in with a chance of winning a USA ranch riding holiday from Ranch Rider

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Anonymous, 07 November 2014 12:51

If a fast canter across the desert is on your 2015 wish list, Arizona could be your dream riding holiday destination. The Grand Canyon state is home to the White Stallion Ranch, a 3,000-acre Spanish style property surrounded by scores of scenic trails. UK tour operator Ranch Rider will be exhibiting at Your Horse Live this weekend (8-9 November) on ...

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Equine dentistry regulations

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Imogen Johnson, 07 November 2014 10:53

To help protect the health and safety of our horses, the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has issued guidance to help horse owners understand the rules surrounding equine dentists and dental care. As a result, current regulations on equine dental procedures can now be found on a dedicated section of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) website www.beva.org.uk/useful-info/CareersinEquineHealth/Dental-Technician Type ‘equine ...

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Can you give Boyd a home?

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 15:04

A six-year-old pony called Boyd is on the search for a home after intensive rehabiliation at Blue Cross rehoming centre in Rolleston. Boyd was one of a number of horses rescued from a farm in South Wales in April 2011. All were severely underweight and Boyd also had a matted lice infested coat. He'd not experienced much contact with people ...

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New equestrian range available from Aldi

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 14:25

There's some great-value, quality gear available this winter, thanks to the Aldi Specialbuys Equestrian range which is available in stores nationwide now. There's the long-sleeved ladies Training Jacket (£19.99) which is made from a fantastic functional fabric that's breathable, windproof and water repellent. The stretch material means you can move easily yet fit extra layers underneath for warmth when you need ...

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Albion Saddlemakers support Saddle Research Trust Conference

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Allison Lowther, 23 October 2014 10:27

The well-known British manufacturer of competition saddles and accessories will be sponsoring the exclusive International Researchers’ Workshop, to be held on 30th November and 1st December 2014. This follows the public Conference on 29th November 2014, which is sponsored by the British Equestrian Federation and World Horse Welfare.The 2nd Saddle Research Trust International Conference is the only event of its ...

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