What are the benefits of lunging your horse?

Many of us use lunge work as a pre cursor to ridden work – especially at this time of year.  Fresh fit horses can be a little exuberant straight out of the stable in springtime!  You may also see people using lunge work as part of their warm up at shows.  Young horses or new horses are often lunged first …

How does hacking out help my horse?

Some of us love to go out hacking, for others it’s a no go.  Some use it for fitness and some for relaxation.  In our blog today we discuss why hacking can be good for your horse; both mentally and physically. What is hacking? Hack within the activity of equestrianism commonly refers to one of two things: as a verb, it …

Rugging your horse – is it for them or for you?

Adding a rug to your horse during the colder months is common practice nowadays.  Especially as the majority of horses fit and in work are clipped out.  In fact, many horses are seen lightly rugged even during summer months too.  Recently there has been much debate about whether, as owners, we are over rugging our horses to ease our own …

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 …