Are ex-racehorses good for equine assisted therapy?

Are ex-racehorses good for equine assisted therapy?

22/03/2021

One area in which ex-racehorses have found success and fulfilment is in the world of equine assisted therapy (EAT). While it’s not for every ex-racer, providing they’re given the right retraining, a well-handled ex-racehorse can make an excellent riding companion for many people in need of help.

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Does your racehorse need a companion?

Does your racehorse need a companion?

19/03/2021

In the natural world, thoroughbred racehorses would live as social herd animals, relying on each other for both their physical and mental wellbeing. It would be wonderful for your horse to have a lifelong group of equine mates and never have to be by themselves. Unfortunately, in the real world, this is often not practical. Racehorses sometimes just have to be alone.

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6 times you’ll need a horse passport

6 times you’ll need a horse passport

19/03/2021

As humans, we use our passport as a form of identification. It’s an important document that should be kept safe at all times. The same goes for the passports of our equine friends. There have been a number of changes in the law over the past few years regarding horse passports, leaving some owners confused.

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How to wash your horse

How to wash your horse

18/03/2021

A glossy-coated horse cantering across a field with the wind in its mane is a sight that gladdens the heart of any equestrian. However, keeping your horse or pony clean is not just about maintaining its good looks – it’s essential to its health, too. And bathing a huge horse is no easy feat, especially if your animal is apprehensive or you’re inexperienced.

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10 top tips for grazing management

10 top tips for grazing management

15/03/2021

Being turned out onto grass for natural grazing and some socialising with their equine friends is great for your horse’s physical and mental wellbeing. However, not all fields are the same and there can be vast differences between a well-maintained paddock and one that has been left to deteriorate.

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