Archive for the ‘Horse’ Category


Four Basic Horse Care Tips

Monday, May 6th, 2019
As an owner, it is your responsibility to provide and look after your horse. Here is our guide to some basic horse care tips. 1.Feed Your horse should always have an adequate amount of good quality feed such as pasture,

Learn your Horse Breeds

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
There are hundreds of different Horse breeds. However, they are all classed into four general types. These include: Hot bloods Warm bloods Cold bloods Ponies These types are categorised by the temperament of the horse, n

4 Things to Avoid when Learning to Ride

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Riding a Horse for the first time will be far from perfect. There are many things to learn and many mistakes you’ll make along the way. But there are some lessons that you don’t need to learn for yourself. Securing

5 Foal Facts

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Horses are considered Foals for their first year of life. If you have a mare that’s almost due, it may be time to read Petplan’s 5 foal facts. Night Babies Foals are very often born in the night. This is thou

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