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  • Equine Arthritis

    Equine Arthritis: An Overview For most horse owners we buy horses in order to have fun and partake in different athletic activities, whether that’s a sedate hack around the block More…

  • 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 More…

  • 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 More…

  • Starting from Scratch…

    Starting from Scratch: A Brief Overview of Summer Skin Complaints Luckily for us the skin is the largest organ in the horse’s body, which means that spotting the problems with More…

  • 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 More…

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Equine Arthritis

Equine Arthritis: An Overview For most horse owners we buy horses in order to have fun and partake in different athletic activities, whether that’s a sedate hack around the block or heading off and competing at Badminton, we all want our horses to do something.   Unfortunately, lameness is a relatively common problem affecting horses of […]

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 […]

Starting from Scratch…

Starting from Scratch: A Brief Overview of Summer Skin Complaints Luckily for us the skin is the largest organ in the horse’s body, which means that spotting the problems with it are relatively easy.  If only it stopped there! The difficulty, unfortunately, is not in spotting the problem but in diagnosing and treating the problem. […]

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 […]

Evie Breezes through Vale View

Despite Evie being very poorly, Breeze has proved to be a continued source of distraction and fun.   Having qualified for trailblazers 2nd rounds at Vale View, we look forward to the next step later this month! Following on from that, the para showjumping series starts at Keysoe on 2nd – 4th June. Did you […]

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 […]

More from Roo…

Manic eventing reports in. So on Tuesday last we headed to Portman with the Roster, Griffy and Sirius. We were towed in, that’s how bad the mid was but we got parked next to my favourite eventers, Alex and Simone Bragg, so nice. Sirius was doing his first event back and being a stallion I […]

Evie’s April Update

Evie has had a lovely couple of weekends starting with a trip to Sykehouse and training with Jo Whittaker. Breeze did some confidence building gridwork and it gave them a chance to work on position and timing. This was then incorporated into a small course, making it a great lesson.We stayed overnight thanks to Nik […]