Archive for the ‘Arena’ Category

 

Winter health problems for horses

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Horse safety in winter is our number one priority; however no matter how much time we put in to protecting our horses, there are a number of potential illnesses and problems that can arise. Petplan will take a look at 5

Laminitis in Horses

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Laminitis can be a common ailment in horses as it is the inflammation of the laminae of the foot – which is the soft tissue structures that attach the bone of the foot to the hoof wall. This disease causes severe pain

Retired racehorses turn to equestrian

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
While many horses have an illustrious career as a race-horse, there are a few that change their career path after retirement.  With thousands of horses retiring each year from racing, while some are put out to pasture o

Stable entertainment

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
When the weather is dreadful, we don’t get out as often as we’d like to. How can we keep our horses mentally stimulated when we’re riding less, and they’re stabled more? Here is some advice on how to keep a horse

Importance of vet checks when purchasing a horse

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Vetting a horse before purchase is an extremely important step that is highly recommended. Buying a horse is not only a daunting experience; it can also be extremely costly. Before you decide to purchase the one that you

Preventing grey horses from getting melanomas

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
As most horse owners are aware, grey horses are more prone to developing melanomas as they have more pigmented skin, and melanoma tumours arise from a mutation in the cells that make up the pigmented skin. Many reports

Safety tips when floating your horse

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Taking your horse to and from places is a part of many owners’ lives. However, it is imperative that you follow proper safety procedures in order for safe travel for both you and your horse. There are a lot of differen

Fitness techniques to help for riding

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Horseback riding can be an enjoyable pastime for many, however, without the right fitness levels, it can be very demanding on your body and the horse’s body. Getting actively fitter for horse riding can build muscle c

Desensitising your horse

Monday, February 19th, 2018
What to do! When you begin training your horse, no matter their age, it is more than likely you will have to desensitise them to something. Desensitising is when you continually apply a stimulus until a response is elimi

Different types of horse and pony insurance

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or been around horses, would surely agree on how expensive and high-maintenance they can be. After you purchase a horse, the expenses continue to add up with feed, training, shoeing/tri