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February 2, 2017

Choosing an equine ‘Back Person’

We all know how important it is to ensure our horses receive the best care. From saddle fitting to teeth rasping, veterinary care to feeding requirements, worming to shoeing, the list goes on and on! ... Read More

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November 7, 2016

Rugging in winter

As a horse owner it can be hard to know whether or not you should rug your horse in winter. Andie Vilela, Education and Campaigns Manager at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, gives some advice to help you dec... Read More

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October 19, 2016

Remember, remember, your horse this November

This article was written by Andie Vilela, Redwings Education and Campaigns Manager Fireworks are a worry for many animal owners and it can be difficult to protect horses from the fear that fireworks o... Read More

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August 5, 2016

Achieving better worm control

The show season is in full swing and with the Rio Olympics starting this weekend we thought it timely to consider parasite control in the competition horse. Whether you take part in local pleasure rid... Read More

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July 11, 2016

Breeding a competition horse

When it comes to breeding, the process can be difficult. We speak to Issy King, with her own homebred horses, about her experiences with breeding for competition and what it takes to attend BEF Futur... Read More

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June 29, 2016

Benefits of equine sports massage

Certified Equine Sports and rehabilitation massage therapist Emma Beckham discusses the various massages available and how they benefit your horse. Emma career started with the help of Helen Woolley, ... Read More

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June 29, 2016

Bedding: It’s more complex than you think

Choice is always a good thing for the consumer, and when it comes to equine bedding, there’s a surprising range of options. Bedding used to be straw, peat, sawdust or maybe shavings, but these days ... Read More

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June 24, 2016

Summer ailments

Turn up the heat Summers brings new healthcare challenges for horse owners and this month, Let’s Talk Horses investigates seasonal ailments, discussing what you should be aware of and ways of reduci... Read More

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June 24, 2016

Gastric Ulcers explained

Many of you will know of a horse that has suffered with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) or have suspicions that your own horse may have ulcers. Helen Boast from Westover Vets explains that with a... Read More

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March 2, 2016

Looking out for laminitis

According to Redwings Horse Sanctuary: “One of the major issues, which affects the number of laminitis cases in this country, is a lack of knowledge and awareness amongst horse owners of laminitis i... Read More

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