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Managing Grazing for Horses

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Lauren Gilman, 24 May 2011 11:34

Grazed grass is the cheapest, natural feed for horses, provided the right species are grown and looked after correctly. Yet most equine grazing has been drilled with modern ryegrasses which are too high in sugar and lack fibre for horses. For those who want to find out more, The British Grassland Society is holding a one-day workshop on Managing Grazing ...

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Managing Grazing for Horses

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Lauren Gilman, 24 May 2011 11:34

Grazed grass is the cheapest, natural feed for horses, provided the right species are grown and looked after correctly. Yet most equine grazing has been drilled with modern ryegrasses which are too high in sugar and lack fibre for horses. For those who want to find out more, The British Grassland Society is holding a one-day workshop on Managing Grazing ...

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Win the chance to front a national equine campaign with The Blue Cross

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Lauren Gilman, 11 May 2011 11:24

Leading animal charity The Blue Cross is offering one lucky horse, pony, donkey or mule owner the chance to become the face of a national campaign. The winner will have a photo shoot with their horse which will be used on posters and leaflets to promote the charity’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS). NEHS is a twice-yearly survey designed to ...

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World Horse Welfare teams up to ‘do dressage’

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Lauren Gilman, 11 May 2011 11:20

World Horse Welfare is giving unaffiliated dressage riders the chance to compete. The leading international horse charity is teaming up with the British Horse Society (BHS) to hold classes at their Hall Farm Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre, Snetterton, Norfolk. The aim is to encourage inexperienced riders or riders with inexperienced or young horses in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The ...

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South Wales animal charity battle to save newborn foal

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Lauren Gilman, 03 May 2011 15:51

A foal, born just days ago, is fighting for survival after he was found abandoned on a hillside near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. The little colt - who was discovered by a family living nearby - is now being cared for by Lluest Horse and Pony Trust in Carmarthenshire. The tiny foal, was discovered alone and scared on a ...

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Top five horsey places to visit this Easter

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Lauren Gilman, 20 April 2011 16:11

With Easter just days away, we have compiled our list of the top five horsey places to visit this weekend. 1. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials - Thursday 21st April – Monday 25th April Badminton Horse Trials is held in the grounds of the Duke of Beaufort’s beautiful Badminton House in Gloucestershire, where 80 of the world’s top event riders ...

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London Pet Show 7-8 May

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Lauren Gilman, 12 April 2011 10:03

The London Pet Show takes place from 7 - 8 May at the National Hall, Olympia.  There will be something for everyone as Olympia will come alive with hundreds of animals under one roof; from the cute and cuddly to the weird and wonderful!  The show will be a pet bonanza packed full of hundreds of different breeds of animals, ...

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Leading horse charities help Welsh inspectors get to grips with feral ponies

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Lauren Gilman, 12 April 2011 09:58

Over 40 local authority inspectors from across Wales have been given training in assessing and handling feral ponies. The trading standards and environmental health inspectors were given hands-on training in how to round up feral ponies and load them onto a vehicle, and how to assess the welfare of feral ponies. A separate course covered identification and bio-security measures for ...

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Coffee for a Hero

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Lauren Gilman, 04 April 2011 16:53

There were many Heroes involved in a rescue by The Society for The Welfare of Horses and Ponies on a bitterly cold dreary afternoon back at the end of January.  The SWHP Horse Hospital had been feeding a large group of horses, in the region of 70, the owner having dumped them in a field and was not feeding them.  ...

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HorseWorld asks for volunteers over Easter half term

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Lauren Gilman, 04 April 2011 16:25

Bristol’s leading animal welfare charity, HorseWorld, has a number of volunteering vacancies available this Easter Half Term.  Based in Whitchurch, Bristol, HorseWorld receives over 60,000 visitors to its centre each year. HorseWorld’s dedicated workforce and large volunteer base is vital in ensuring its important rescue work with horses, ponies and donkeys, continues. Whilst some volunteers work directly with the animals, ...

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Helping disadvantaged children in Yorkshire to ride

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Lauren Gilman, 21 March 2011 10:02

Six students from Leeds Metropolitan University are putting their best hoof forward to help Ride Yorkshire on the foundation’s first event, a sponsored ride on April 10th in the picturesque Dales National Park. The funride is to raise money to help a group of 10 and 11 year old children from South Leeds go riding. The children have been identified ...

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