Hay or Haylage? Which is best for my horse?

“Do you want your horse on hay or haylage?” ….asks the livery yard owner. So as a horse owner what’s your choice? Whichever you decide to go for, it is of course a personal choice but it will be influenced by a number of factors. You must consider what is actually best for your horse of course. However budget, storage …

Why don’t you sell boots online anymore?

This week by Katy contacted us via Facebook and asked why we no longer sold boots online. We get asked this question a fair bit, so we thought we should let you all know our answer! How do you measure up? Calf measurements, foot sizes, length and width…there is a lot to consider when buying boots. It is not just …

When it comes to our breeches, size matters!

“I see lots of people wearing your Tattini breeches, can you confirm sizing? Are they true to size or do they come up small?” Jennifer from Cheshire contacted us with this question before she purchased online at Selwood Equine. This is a question we are often asked by customers and one which really is worth asking when you buy online. …

💦You can lead a horse to water…

…but you can’t force it to drink! With winter fast approaching many horse owners are unaware that their horse actually needs more water to drink in the colder months to avoid dehydration. Did you know that dry winter feeds can typically contain less than 15% percent moisture. We tend to feed more hay and hard feed as there is less …

Back to school blues…

As September is well underway this means one of two things; the children are officially back at school (small celebrations from my debit card!) and the weather is changing. Being parent to a pony mad child is tough enough. But given that I have spent the entire summer rolling out of bed at goodness knows what time to attend pony …

How to ride the perfect leg yield

Lateral work, such as leg yield, is incredibly beneficial to our horses for their schooling and development. All to often we overlook the basics and forget that without having mastered them the more advanced movements are much harder to achieve. What is leg yield? Leg Yield is when the horse moves on two tracks; both forwards and sideways. The inside …

Let’s Plait – our easy to follow guide for manes!

The dreaded plait. We have all been there, early on show mornings – fiddling about with bands and/or thread, cold fingers and horses that wont keep their head and neck still! Most people groan at the thought of plaiting up but with our easy to follow guide, this should help you feel more confident about plaiting, make plaiting easier for …

Wet Weather Woes

Will this cold wet winter ever end?!? We have endured rain, snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, more rain, thunder storms and gale force winds! Roll on Spring! But, in the meantime you still need to keep warm and dry. Selwood Equine have some ideal items available on line to do just that! Jacket If you need a 100% waterproof top layer …