Archive for the ‘Arena’ Category


Caring for horses in hot weather

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Summer is a great time to spend outside and in the paddocks with our beloved horses. The extended daylight allows for more rides; however, this summer heat can be dangerous for your horse and can lead to dehydration, let

Do I need Equine Insurance?

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or been around horses, would surely agree on how expensive and high-maintenance horses can be. It is not just that horses require a lot of care and maintenance, but there are so many ty

Poisonous plants for horses

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Sometimes when we let our horses out to pasture, it can be hard to eliminate all potentially fatal plants that can harm our horses once digested. Here at Petplan, we have created a list of some of the most harmful plants

Horse training tips

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
When starting to train your horse for the first time, it is important to know and understand how horses think and react. Horses are a flight animal, therefore it is imperative that training your horse is a gradual proces

Horses and bushfires

Friday, November 24th, 2017
Bushfires can occur at any time in New Zealand. With high temperatures and dry summers come conditions of high fire danger. People put themselves at risk trying to save their pets and livestock at the last minute when un

Mosquito prevention for horses

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Mosquito numbers flourish as we come out of the wet winter, meaning these annoying pests may be around for a bit longer than normal. Not only do they cause an irritating bite, mosquitoes are carriers of a number of disea

Showing preparation

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Showing your horse can be an exciting time, especially if you’re regularly doing this. However, it can be equally stressful with all the preparation that goes in to getting your horse ready for the big event. Petplan h

Common horse health problems

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Most horses are very resilient animals, yet like all animals, they are subject to their own set of illnesses. They are susceptible to a number of common horse health problems and issues ranging from illness and disease,

Horse body language

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Your horse’s body language can provide clues to his physical well being. Petplan Equine look at the possible reasons behind a range of ‘bad’ behaviours. Unhappy riding If your horse resents his girth being tightene

Focus on a Healthy Long Life for your Horse

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
At Petplan Equine we recognise that like humans, horses are living longer and healthier lives. With advancing veterinary technology and treatment-types there is much more we can do to help our horses enjoy their senior y