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  • Update from Camilla Hardie!

    We’ve had a busy few months since my last update… Firstly was The Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships, for the 5th consecutive year, Beau and Dougal went for their customary More…

  • Update from Sarah Gadd!

    Last weekend we went to Pachesham Equestrian Centre for the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) South East Championships. Although we have taken part in RoR sections at some British Eventing competitions, More…

  • Sarc-Ex – Jenna and Chukka

    This is ‘Chukka’ my 23yr old new Zealand bred polo mare who I have owned since late July. She was purchased through a horse sale as a happy hack, where More…

  • Update from Sarah Gadd

    We have had a week of mixed emotions here which started early Saturday morning when we said a very sad good bye to the lovely Diaz. I was incredibly sorry to More…

  • Roo Fox Burghley Update

    Roo Fox chats to us after the dressage phase, she produced a great test but landed in an unlucky placing, shes hoping to whizz round the cross country later on More…

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On the Hoof

Perfect Hooves The old adage of ‘no foot, no horse’ is as true today as it was a hundred years ago, and I believe it will still be true in a hundred years’ time.  If you have ever owned a horse that has poor horn quality, you will know all too well the frustrations and […]

Shake it off…

Shake It Off: Headshaking explained At this time of year, vets report a dramatic increase in the number of horses showing signs of “headshaking”. This is a significant neurological disease and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The abnormal movements range from small “tics” to severe and distressing jerking of the head. Most horses will shake their […]

And Breathe…

And Breathe: A look at common breathing problems Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a common condition in many different types of horses. It is a performance limiting problem commonly caused by an allergic respiratory response. Signs include: – chronic cough – nasal discharge – increased respiratory rate (tachypnoea) and effort (dyspnoea) Episodes of RAO are usually […]

Is your horse prone to Laminitis?

Laminitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the tissues (laminae) that bond the hoof wall to the pedal bone in the horses hoof. It can affect any horse, of any age or sex, at any time of the year. Laminitis is caused by weakening of the supporting lamina within the hoof, leading to painful tearing […]

Horse Fitness, by Jennifer Olivier, Veterinary Physiotherapist, MCSP

Horse Fitness: We all know that a horse has to be fit to do his or her job but do we really know how to recognise the signs of fatigue, do we know if our training regime is enough and do we know if the horse is physically comfortable to perform the tasks we are […]

Did you know #1

Unique Advice We offer advice over the phone, absolutely FREE! We have a trained team of advisers and ultimately, if the issue you are facing is outside of their experience and training, you can talk directly with our vet, James Evans MRCVS. Yes, we know it’s an exceptional service… but hey, we think Global Herbs customers are […]