Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 

Saddle Fitting

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Correct saddle fitting can make all the difference to both you and your horse when it comes to comfort and safety. An ill-fitting saddle could give your horse sores as well as make you uncomfortable as you ride. Although

Jobs within the Horse Industry

Monday, November 4th, 2019
Whether it is a career associated with riding, horse care and breeding and health care, there are many different occupations you can consider if you love horses. Here are some jobs that are related to the horse industry.

Safety Tips when Floating your Horse

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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

Fibre Digestion in Horses

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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

Horse Training

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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

Harmful Plants for Horses

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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

Horses and Springtime

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
As the weather changes, so does the body and the way it deals with the environment around us. This is the same for all animals, especially when it comes to spring and the weather starts to warm up. Petplan will take you

Horse Facts

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Petplan have put together a list Horse Facts: Horses “lock” their legs to avoid collapsing while sleeping standing up. Horses and other equines eat constantly, because their digestive systems aren’t efficient. Hor

Understanding your Horses Body Language

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
As you spend more and more time with your horse, you’ll be able to pick up on their body language and understand what they are trying to tell you and how they feel. However some people can misinterpret their horse’s

Tips on Horseback Riding

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Horseback riding is refreshing, invigorating and fun, but all this excitement comes with risks. Riding your horse is also scary and dangerous to a certain extent. It involves speed, strength and the unpredictable nature