Understanding Splints

Springtime, verging on summertime is when a large number of us start riding and competing more, and on a variety of surfaces.  This can lead to extra stress and strain on a horses legs and in certain situations, splints can form.  Splints are also common in younger horses starting their training work, but can form at any age. What is …

💟Ten good reasons to love Autumn💟

🍂Crisp mornings, golden sunrises, making the most of what is left of the lighter evenings…it can mean only one thing; Autumn is here! As much as we loved those hazy summer days, Autumn is well and truly here and should be embraced! Spot the horses turned out with rugs already. Not to mention the frantic owners checking the overnight temperatures …

⛔️No fly zone – dealing with sweet itch issues

We have all seen the effects of a rubbing horse, one that suffers with sweet itch and has an issue with the flies and midges. It’s not pretty and they can do some serious damage to their coats, manes and tails. There are many topical ointments sprays and treatments out there on the market to help alleviate and repel. There …

Keeping your horse happy on box rest

With the competition season in full swing, how many of you out there are facing box rest with your horse? It should be that breeches, show jackets and show shirts are making an appearance and the local shows are taking up space on our calendars for the months ahead. There are plenty of opportunities to compete right now. However, as …