Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category

 

Hay Quality for Horses

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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

Horses and Bushfires

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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

What to Look for when Buying a Horse

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Buying a horse is an exciting time for all riders, and it is pivotal that you choose the right horse for you. It’s one of the proudest moments in any horse lover’s life with each horse marking a special day in their

Horse Body Language

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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

Horses in the Heat

Thursday, December 6th, 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

Saddle Fitting

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
You can equate saddle fitting on a horse to right shoe size and fitting for us humans. As torturing and painful as it can be for us to walk or even run around for hours in tight fitting shoes, or narrow ones; it is much

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