Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 

Keeping your Horse Hydrated

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Horses need an abundance of water to keep them hydrated, particularly as the days get warmer. Horses regularly consume anywhere between 20-55 litres of water a day. But this will vary depending on the weather, along wi

Is your Horse Headshy?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Head shyness in a horse is a common issue that can be debilitating to everyday tasks. Saddling up and grooming your horse can become time consuming, if not impossible. However, head shyness is an issue which can be resol

How Does my Horse Sleep?

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Give me a big, comfortable bed full of cushions and blankets, a dark room and no noise and I’ll sleep like a baby for eight hours. But we can’t say the same about horses. That’s far from what they want. A horse’s

Transporting Horses

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Long gone are the days where horses would transport people from A to B. Nowadays, it’s more like people transporting horses from A to B. However often and necessary this has become, it hasn’t gotten any easier. Trave

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