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The Brooke awarded for its efforts

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Becky Statham, 25 April 2016 11:51

Horse charity, The Brooke, has been given a CEVA animal welfare award for rescuing horses, donkeys and mules in Nepal, following the earthquake in 2015. It’s one year after the first of several severe shocks hit Nepal, in the biggest earthquake the country has seen in the last 80 years. During the first few days after the earthquake the team ...

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The Brooke awarded for its efforts

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Becky Statham, 25 April 2016 11:51

Horse charity, The Brooke, has been given a CEVA animal welfare award for rescuing horses, donkeys and mules in Nepal, following the earthquake in 2015. It’s one year after the first of several severe shocks hit Nepal, in the biggest earthquake the country has seen in the last 80 years. During the first few days after the earthquake the team ...

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Don’t miss out on a great show!

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Becky Statham, 20 April 2016 11:28

The East Anglian Game & Country Fair takes place this weekend, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April at The Norfolk Showground in Norwich. If you’ve not been to the show before it’s jam-packed with exciting displays, including horseboarding and displays from behaviourist Richard Maxwell, who was recently featured in our Total Confidence series. For any regulars to the show ...

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Free advice on sweet itch and caring for an older horse

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Allison Lowther, 08 April 2016 15:41

If you care for a horse who suffers from sensitive skin or would like to know more about keeping him happy and healthy in his older years then this is the event for you – and best of all, it’s completely free to attend. Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s veterinary team will be sharing top tips and first-hand experience at a free ...

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New product from Activo-Med

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Allison Lowther, 08 April 2016 15:18

The range of Activo-Med products apply pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) and massage therapy to different areas of your horse’s body. The new Pecdominal Pad is the only product to apply these therapies to the pectoral and abdominal areas. The Pecdominal Pad fits around your horse’s chest and girth area. Fred and Rowena Cook from Equine Management and Training use the ...

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Jess Glynne to donate to Retraining of Racehorses

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Becky Statham, 04 April 2016 09:48

Pop sensation Jess Glynne will be donating a portion of her fee, which she receives from performing as part of the An Evening At The Races season of live concerts to Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) charity. Jess will be headlining sets at Haydock Park, Sandown Park and Market Rasen racecourses. Jess says, “Supporting a charity specialising in retraining retired racehorses ...

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A new recruit for The Brooke

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Becky Statham, 01 April 2016 09:03

How would you like to come to work and see a Shetland pony helping around the office? Well that’s exactly what horse and donkey charity, The Brooke, has done by employing a small Shetland pony, named Mini Fat Pony (MFP), as a Motivational Education Officer. The charity are hoping the decision to employ MFP will help to educate and boost ...

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Become a TV sensation

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Becky Statham, 31 March 2016 16:59

Do you fancy seeing your face on Horse & Country TV and becoming a video-blogging (known as vlogging) superstar? Well now’s your chance as Horse & Country TV have teamed up with Blue Chip Feed to launch a nationwide search for an elite group of riders to join in their blogging team and become faces of the channel. The Blue ...

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How to make him shine

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Becky Statham, 31 March 2016 14:41

The competition season’s upon us and most riders will know that while winning is usually all about performance, a gleaming coat will always help to catch the judge’s eye. The experts at Lintbells explain why a healthy coat is more than skin deep and how you can help your horse to shine.  The skin’s the body’s largest organ and acts ...

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Start counting your horse’s eggs

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Becky Statham, 29 March 2016 16:28

Now’s the time to start conducting regular faecal worm egg counts (FWECs) as worms become more active once the weather starts to warm up according to Wendy Talbot who’s a vet for Zoetis. Most of you will know why worm control is important in protecting your horse, but do you know the finer details? A large number of horse owners ...

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Equines make it possible

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Becky Statham, 22 March 2016 14:14

Today, Tuesday 22 March, is world water day and horse and donkey charity, the Brooke, is looking to increase awareness of the working equines that help people access water who are living in the developing world.It may be hard for us to appreciate, or realise, that people living in rural areas of developing countries have to travel vast distances just ...

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