You walk out into the paddock and are greeted with a weeping swollen eye
So what do you do now????
The answer to this question really depends on the weather conditions and the condition of the horse at the time of transport and on a long trip those variables may change
You can have the best fitting bits in the world but if your bridle doesn’t fit your horse correctly then your horse can be in a world of pain
The short answer is a resounding YES!!!!
The Macgregor is simple one of my favourite rugs simply because it does nearly everything
A denier is a unit of measurement that expresses fibre thickness of individual threads or filaments in fabric or textiles. This is done by using a single strand of silk as a reference for one denier where 9000m of the strand would equal one gram.
Although moderately warm and dry weather is ideal for horses, it is more common that horse owners will have to deal with a variety of climates. The temperature and moisture content both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves. To maintain a horse’s overall health, it is important for horse owners to offer extra attention to soles throughout the changing seasons
Washing those young ones for the first time can be an adventure but it can be a really good adventure if you follow a few tips
The first question to ask is what type of protection your horse needs.
Protective leg gear (boots or bandages) is used for two purposes–protection from trauma and to support lower leg structures
Caring for the older horse can mean a whole new management system is needed! With the current drought that most of Australia is experiencing dust can become a real issue for the older horse.
So why is dust so bad especially for the older equine?
The key to a successful long trip is all in the planning!
The lunging cavesson is a very horse friendly and efficient bitless bridle for gymnastic groundwork and riding. The structure of the lunging cavesson (either a fixed or hinged metal noseband) means that the aids that are given to the horse are very clear and a high degree of control is maintained.
Yes! Older horses do much better when rugged!
Horses as they grow older have more trouble keeping warm as they have less muscle mass and body fat. Keeping warm uses a large amount of energy and during winter the stored fat is converted into energy for this purpose.
Using lights to maintain a healthy short coat is often talked about within showing circles. Using lights needs to be considered at the summer solace when the day light hours start to shorten.
Why choose an eggbutt bit?
Deciding to rug your horse can be the easy bit!
Choosing the right rug can be a mine field.