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Katy Islip, 20 January 2015 13:04
If you’re looking for a horsey TV fix, look no further than BBC Four tomorrow night, Wednesday 21 January, as at 9pm the channel will be airing a fascinating documentary about the origins of the Appaloosa breed. Secret Horse: Quest For The True Appaloosa tells the story of 69-year-old Appaloosa breeder Scot Engstrom, who has always questioned whether the breed ...
20 January 2015 13:04
08 January 2015 10:49
We all need somewhere to call home, but one poor unwanted cat in Oxfordshire has been waiting almost 300 days to find her forever home.Little Amy has been in the care of pet charity Blue Cross since March last year, when she arrived at the charity’s rehoming centre in Burford after her owners could no longer keep her.As she’s a ...
22 December 2014 15:52
As Christmas approaches, World Horse Welfare (WHW) chief executive Roly Owers has shared his five Christmas wishes for horses in a new video as part of the charity's work to improve the lot of equines worldwide. This year has seen celebrations of equines and the charity has also examined the many ways they have value – from much-loved pet to elite athlete to vital working ...
22 December 2014 10:43
National treasure Clare Balding has been voted the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Outstanding Journalist of the Year 2014. The TV presenter and broadcaster is a well-known horse lover and her work across the BBC, Channel 4 and BT Sport Channel saw her take top spot in the award, which is given annually to recognise the journalist who has made the ...
19 December 2014 14:52
Owners have been urged to regularly check their fencing is secure after at least 12 horses were struck and killed on a train line.The tragedy happened on the evening of 19 November at Fen Road level crossing in Cambridgeshire, and British Transport Police is investigating how the horses came to be on the tracks.It comes after a series of similar ...
16 December 2014 09:22
Owners whose horses have been affected by the devastating muscle disease atypical myopathy in 2014 are being asked to take part in a survey to help find out more about this often-fatal condition in the hope of saving more horses in the future. The Animal Health Trust (AHT), the UK's leading veterinary charity, is working with the University of Liege and the ...
02 December 2014 11:30
Your Horse deputy editor Katy Islip spent a fascinating day on Saturday, 29 November at the Saddle Research Trust (SRT) conference, held at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge – here’s an account of her day, and you can check out what others thought via the Twitter hashtag #srt_aru Hundreds of saddle fitters, equine scientists and owners came together at the weekend ...
25 November 2014 12:12
A international Trec rider has been signed up as an ambassador for RS-tor rider safety aid, and after a painful fall says she wishes she'd been using the device earlier.South Lanarkshire-based Dot Still was chosen by RS-tor due to her success and commitment to the discipline of Trec, which challenges horses and riders over stages including orienteering, obstacles and control of ...
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 ...
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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