Perfect Posture in the Saddle
Aug30

Perfect Posture in the Saddle

Question: I have just got back in the saddle again after a good 10 years on the ground. After buying my horse I had a Society of Master Saddlers’ Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter out to check and fit a second-hand saddle but is there anything I can do to help improve my riding technique in the saddle? Answer: The Society of Master Saddlers replies: As riders, we are always looking to improve our technique and performance in the...

Read More
Survey reports double the number of overweight horses
Aug28

Survey reports double the number of overweight horses

The results of this year’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) have shown that the reported number of overweight horses and ponies has more than doubled this year, compared to last year’s NEHS figures. This substantial rise has prompted SPILLERS® to remind owners to keep a conscientious eye on their horses’ weight and feeding regime this winter. NEHS is a snapshot survey run annually by Blue Cross every May, in partnership with the...

Read More
Preventative Medicine
Aug28

Preventative Medicine

The prevention of certain diseases is a core component of veterinary medicine, however it can be difficult to promote. Especially in this current economical climate, it can be hard to convince that prevention really is better than cure until it is too late. This is why regular health exams for horses are so important, as with veterinary advice it is possible to intervene before serious issues arise. Many veterinary practices now offer...

Read More
Holding out for a hero!
Aug27

Holding out for a hero!

RSPCA get ready to marvel at animal superheroes Today (Wednesday 27 August)  marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world. Now in its second year, the Animal Hero Awards is a joint partnership between the RSPCA and the Mirror newspaper. It aims to recognise and celebrate the...

Read More
Are you running a business?
Aug27

Are you running a business?

Laura has worked in the insurance industry since 2006 after achieving a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from The University of the West of England. She studied at Hartpury College in Gloucester and has extensive equine knowledge from personal experiences as well as further professional training. Laura currently has 2 horses to compete – ‘Molly’ who is an Intermediate/CCI** level eventer and ‘Lex’ who showjumps at 1.35m level – and can...

Read More