World’s largest pair of equine sculptures are unveiled in Falkirk
Nov27

World’s largest pair of equine sculptures are unveiled in Falkirk

Kelpies project backed by funding partnership of The Big Lottery Fund, Falkirk Council and Scottish Canals Scotland has a major new cultural landmark, in the shape of the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures, as construction on the £5 million The Kelpies structures was completed earlier today (Wednesday, November 27th) in Falkirk. The completion of The Kelpies marks a significant stage in the £43 million Helix project, which is...

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Could you be a Horslyx Ambassador?
Nov27

Could you be a Horslyx Ambassador?

As a way of supporting those riders committed to their sport, manufacturers of palatable, nutrient rich Horslyx have developed a new Ambassador Scheme that offers six budding amateur riders the chance to become a Horslyx representative for 12 months, beginning in January 2014. Applicants should be passionate and dedicated to their sport, believe in feeding the Horslyx way, compete regularly in either unaffiliated or affiliated...

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Should we eat horsemeat – Princess Anne on a touchy subject…
Nov15

Should we eat horsemeat – Princess Anne on a touchy subject…

This is the whole conference on youtube – Princess Annes speech starts at 18.20 minutes in the youtube stream. Yesterday at the World Horse Welfare’s 2013 Conference on Horses in the Next Generation –  Princess Anne said: “Our attitudes to the horsemeat trade and the value of horsemeat may have to change. “Should we be considering a real market for horsemeat and would that reduce the number of welfare...

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What is in your horse’s feed… (and yours?)
Nov12

What is in your horse’s feed… (and yours?)

by Dr Derek Cuddeford,  Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of  Edinburgh The basic feed of horses is forage and what is in it depends on its age. For example young spring grass is mostly water (~85%) and the bulk of the remainder is soluble carbohydrate and protein with little indigestible fibre so it has a high feed value. As the plant material ages the protein and water content decline whereas the indigestible...

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Why Wet Fields Make for Naughty Horses!

Winter usually brings out the worst in even the most honest of horses, but in most cases there is an easy solution. If you are fortunate enough to still have grass in your fields, it is probably still very wet, and you may have noticed the grass taking on a yellow tinge. This happens because the grass cannot absorb magnesium from water logged soil (magnesium is needed for the plants energy production unit, chlorophyll, which makes...

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