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Feeding the youngster the Morry Stud way
May15

Feeding the youngster the Morry Stud way

ReTeks If you want to start your horse or pony off on the right hoof, diet is crucial. Growing involves building body tissues, so it is important to support youngstock, as well as the stallion and pregnant or lactating mare, with a balance of nutrients through a healthy diet. Jane Steeples of Morry Stud breeds, produces and shows Mountain and Moorland ponies, Fells, Highlands and Welsh Section D’s and has found the perfect feeding...

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Insurance Jargon Busting
Mar13
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Safety matters
Mar11

Safety matters

Fortunately, body protectors and their air-jacket cousins are now widely worn and highly regarded – you can’t put a price on safety. With horse riding being potentially 20 times more dangerous than motor cycling, and the majority of riding injuries occurring through falls, it makes sense to protect the rider’s body. Unsurprisingly, the more often we ride, the more the risk factors for accidents increase. Although body protectors...

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Nutrition focus
Mar09

Nutrition focus

In this feature, we invite experts to answer your burning questions – please email us at nutrition@equiads.com if you have an equine nutrition enquiry. (Your questions may be shortened to fit the available space.) This month, nutritional expert, Anna Welch, BVSc, BSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Nutritionist at TopSpec, shares her expertise. Q. How can I ensure I am feeding my horse well without overspending? Daniel Bloomfield, Staffs A....

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Mixing and matching your training
Mar08

Mixing and matching your training

  By Jenny Richardson BHSAI To produce a strong partnership between horse and rider, there are many exercises to help with obedience and balance. Groundwork is the foundation for all good competition horses at any level, and in any discipline. Pole work plays an important part of your production of the horse, and should be practised regularly. New ideas and different exercises keeps interest up for both parties and the prospects of...

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