Archive for the ‘Horse and Pony Care’ Category

Buying A Horse Or Pony – Questions To Ask & Things To Look Out For

  Are you thinking of buying a horse or pony soon? If the answer is ‘yes’ then this article is a must-read for you. When buying a horse there are a number of things you should consider. The first, and most important, thing is to think carefully about whether you can actually look after a […]

August 4, 2011 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Choosing Your First Horse: A Beginner’s Guide

Today, Eileen Childs – one of our guest authors, gives an insight on how to choose your first horse. Horses For Beginners – Your First Horse Horses For Beginners – Your First Horse By Eileen Childs If you are interested in learning more about horses for beginners or are looking for your first horse, then […]

December 2, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Horse Care: Caring For Elderly Horses

Caring for elderly horses can be quite tricky, especially if you have more than one horse and not that much time to spend with them. Our guest author, Cass Martinez, has written this article providing us with lots of information on caring for senior horses and ponies, and in particular their specific dietary needs. Feeding […]

December 2, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Shetland Ponies In The Snow

Recently we’ve had a lot of cold, bitter weather with temperatures going below freezing for several days in a row. Every morning for the last week or so, at around 7am I went down to my ponies’ fields and ended up having to break the ice on their water buckets and troughs – mostly there […]

November 28, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Sweet Itch Treatments for Horses

Sweet itch effects thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys every year. It is caused by midges (the most common one being Culicoides pulicaris midge) which will bite most equines, yet sweet itch will only effect the equines that have developed an allergy to this fly’s bites. The percentage of horses that suffer from sweet itch […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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How Often Should My Horse See A Farrier?

A farrier is someone who is trained in equine hoof care. Their skills are a combination of a blacksmith’s job and veterinary care of the hoof. Some farriers will only cut the hooves, whereas others will fit new shoes to them if this is necessary. Every horse or pony should have their hooves cut, but […]

June 5, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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