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Weathering the worst

Most ponies can cope with even freezing temperatures on a sunny day. It’s cold combined with rain and wind that’s really unpleasant and that’s...

Justin’s miraculous rescue

"I saw the gate open, and my heart sank. Please no..." When Levin's Troye Hudepohl went to check on her horses before going to work...

Feeding the senior horse – Hygain Nutrition Series

Defining the ‘nutritionally senior’ horse When does a horse become a ‘senior’? In general, horses between 18 and 20 are considered to be approaching...

Herbs for horses – St John’s Wort

St John’s wort is a herb with a long but sometimes stormy past that has come into to its own as a safe and...

Manuka honey – nature’s super-healer

The use of New Zealand’s unique UMF manuka honey is becoming mainstream in wound care in Europe, but still lagging at home. The prime...

Vaccination for young horses

Q: Can you please tell me a general vaccination plan for a young horse? My mare is due shortly with her first foal -...

Getting foals ready for weaning

Weaning is an important stage in any young mammal’s life – and horses are no exception. Many breeders at this time of year will...

What to do with wounds

Some horses seem to be accident prone. It can be very frightening to go out and see that your horse or pony has a...

Know your dope rules

“IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT GIVE IT TO YOUR HORSE.” This good advice was given by the FEI regarding substances that could be administered to...

Horse and donkey welfare code

Have you checked out the new Horse & Donkey Animal Welfare Code? Yes, horses and donkeys now have their own specific welfare code and...

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