Christie's blog - Something New!

Christie's blog - Something New!

20/05/2021

I wanted to get Travis back out to competition environments, but he definitely wasn't ready for BD novice, his fitness is not up to scratch to carry those huge plough horse shoulders in any sort of elevated manner, so we dusted off (literally) the show gear, and thought this was a great way to get him out and be physically less demanding.

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Paula's Blog - A spurt of growth and extra energy

Paula's Blog - A spurt of growth and extra energy

19/05/2021

Well since my last update the weather has changed and it has rained every single day! The fields look great with all the grass seed growing well and the mud patches receding significantly! I am being cautious though as with all the new growth comes the sugar and oh boy does Bob let me know about it!

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The Not-So-Secret Diary of Diva the Shetland Pony - Escape!

The Not-So-Secret Diary of Diva the Shetland Pony - Escape!

18/05/2021

Following on from the last blog about diets, both Diva and Mabel took advantage of me getting in a muddle with the gate of the sectioned-off part of the field. I normally let both girls onto the bald side and then hook up the electric tape gate, however, the other day it was tangled up. I could see both Mabel and Diva eying the gap to the grassy side, so I shooed them away.

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How to break in a horse

How to break in a horse

17/05/2021

Whether it’s a racehorse, show horse, or any kind of horse, ‘breaking in’ is essential. Without it, the horse won’t even accept having a rider on its back. Rush the process and you risk hurting the horse and having an accident. So what exactly is breaking in, how does it work, and how long does it take?

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Wound care in horses

Wound care in horses

13/05/2021

From damaged ligaments to nasty cuts there’s a whole range of possible problems that you could encounter. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to wound care in horses. You’ll no doubt reach for the phone to call your vet if a wound seems serious. But even seemingly superficial cuts and grazes need to be properly treated to prevent them becoming something more serious.

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