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Starting from Scratch…

20th June 2017

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…

9th June 2017

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?

2nd June 2017

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 […]

Rebecca tells all about Saumur!

25th May 2017

Me and Lisci represented GB at our first international abroad in Saumur, France. I took both Rabbit and Lisci to Addington Premier League and my clients and liverys have enjoyed lots of success.   We all had a amazing time in Saumur at the end of April and it was a great experience. Lisci travelled […]

Update from Sarah Gadd

25th May 2017

Last weekend, we were competing at Petley Wood Equestrian Centre. This is somewhere we haven’t been before and despite the journey being a bit slow due to the route there involving hardly any motorway roads, mainly B roads, it is somewhere I will go again as the school is lovely with a great surface. I had […]

What a week for Roo!

22nd May 2017

What a week, what a week, what a mighty good week!!!!!!! So we headed to Aston with Tig, Frog, Watt and with Donk, Otto and Sirius doing their first ever intermediate. Otto, despite being an excellent dressage horse, took huge umbrage at the letters marking the arenas, wouldn’t go in one corner and felt the […]

Evie Breezes through Vale View

22nd May 2017

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

18th May 2017

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 […]

Movefree (liquid) Review – Emma and Gnasha

26th April 2017

34 year old Gnasha was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with swollen joints and stiff movement. Emma tried him on our Movefree to keep the joint swelling down when he was stood in overnight. Emma says “It’s palatable – and it works! The joint swelling is down, and movement in general is lots better. He is now […]

SuperSkratch Review – Jackie and Ben

26th April 2017

Jackie’s 8 year old Jack Russell / Jap Spit cross was moulting a lot. He scratched excessively during the spring and autumn months, and last year was worse than it had ever been. Steroids and piriton didn’t seem to have any effect. She tried him on the SuperSkratch capsules which worked effectively and fast – […]