Archive for the ‘Arena’ Category


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

Hoof cracks – what you need to know

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
As a horse is constantly on their feet, developing hoof cracks at some point in their life is inevitable. Many of these will heal themselves overtime with the right nutrition and hoof care; however there are a wide range

Importance of Equine Insurance

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
A true horse owner will know how much a part of the family their equine friend really is. We spend so much time with them through feeding, riding, play and endless hours keeping them comfortable and safe. This is why we

Horse facts

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Horses “lock” their legs to avoid collapsing while sleeping standing up. Horses and other equines eat constantly, because their digestive systems aren’t efficient. Horses bear their weight on a single digit on eac

Hay quality for horses

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Unless your horse lives in a climate that allows them access to fresh, green pasture all the time, you will most likely feed them hay. The hay quality that you feed your horse should be of the utmost importance. The diff

Fly control around horses

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
As the weather gets warmer, there are new pests that attack our horses and a number of safety precautions that need to take place. Flies are a major problem in summer, as they are not only annoying but can carry human an

Equine winter grooming

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
With the days being colder during these winter months, horse owners are posed with the unique challenge of grooming their horses. Follow a few simple Petplan tips to make grooming your horse in winter that little bit eas

Fibre digestion

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Horses have a one dimensional stomach which allows them to mainly feed on fibrous vegetation or plant material. This means that fibrous plants such as grasses should make up the largest portion of their diets. Their uniq