horse colic

9 Signs That Your Horse Might Have An Ulcer

Ulcers in horses can be challenging to identify as they sometimes present with quite generic symptoms.  Only veterinary diagnosis will confirm whether your horse has ulcers or not but what are the telltale signs that you should keep an eye out for?  Read our handy guide and become better informed. …

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Horse Colic

6 Things a Horse Should never eat

Every now and then its nice to treat your horse to some different food. My own horse loves apples and gets very excited if he thinks that there is one concealed in jacket. Treats are a good way of maintaining the bond between you and your horse. However we need …

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Horse fly spray

How to make homemade fly spray for your horse

In these days of environmental consciousness, riders are starting to question the use of chemicals on their horses in much the same way as they may be looking at the ingredient list for many other products in use within the home. There is a growing move away from harmful chemicals …

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Horse Colic

Horse Colic – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

One of the biggest fears of being a horse owner is to find out that your horse has colic. The term colic itself is quite vague and covers a wide range range of gastrointestinal conditions. The severity of your horse colic can vary greatly and can range anywhere from mild …

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horse grooming

9 Essentials every rider should have in their Grooming Kit

If you are anything like me you probably spend as much time grooming your horse as you do riding. Grooming is an essential part of horse ownership and important for horse care. Regular grooming allows us to check on the horses general health and well being and also strengthens the …

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coconut oil for horses

7 ways to use coconut oil for horses

Sometimes it can seem like coconut oil is in every product that you own. From shampoos, medicine, foods and even household detergents. However there is a good reason for this. It has many proven health benefits and is extremely versatile. Over the last 20 years coconut oil has been steadily …

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Horse Body Language

8 Ways to read your Horses’ Body Language

If you observe horses at rest in the field for any length of time, you might be struck by the interaction between them.  Observe them for a while and you can see subtle horse body language which is an essential part of their communication with one another.  The flick of …

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Healthy Horse

8 Healthy Horse Treats that your horse will love

It is almost irresistible not to treat your horse but what is the best present to give him?  Treats don’t have to equal ‘unhealthy’ or ‘sugar-laden’, a treat can be both healthy and unusual, so something that he does not normally have included in his diet.  And treats don’t have …

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5 tips to avoid Horse Sunburn

Sometimes we forget that Sunburn can affect our animals too. Just like humans, horses can suffer from sunburn and it can be very sore if left untreated. All equine breeds are susceptible to horse sunburn and it can occur throughout the year. There are some treatment options for sunburn but …

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How Long do Horses live

How Long do Horses live?

How long do horses live? Well, it depends- the lifespan of a horse typically ranges from 20 -30 years old. The exact expected lifespan of a horse mainly depends on the horse’s breed and the type of life that they live. It is not unusual for a horse to live …

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