Eva is not a fan of getting clipped. In short she hates being tickled so will barrel over anyone that does anything remotely tickley. A horse was getting clipped on the yard a few weeks ago and she was standing at the back of her stable having a bit of a snort at the whole [...]
(Previous - Dont Break your Vet) At the start of this year I posted about a learning week that the BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) launched called "Don't Break Your Vet". One of the the topics covered was easy injections. If you haven't seen the video it basically is a method of rewarding and releasing [...]
Something I posted last year but I think it is worth sharing again!
My vet recently posted this in regards to rugging your horse.
We’re seeing a lot more rugs appearing in fields over the last week or so. If you’re tempted to rug your horse consider the following and be honest with yourself.
– if my horse/pony is obese, unclipped and lives out he/she does not require a rug (use winter to your advantage to allow your horse to safely gradually lose some weight and dramatically reduce his/her laminitis risk for the spring time – laminitis kills)
– horses have a much lower thermoneutral zone (the temperature range where they do not have to expend energy to keep warm) than humans. Horses 5-25 degrees. Humans 20-35 degrees. This means that if you’re cold your horse may not be cold.
– horses have a caecum which acts as a giant internal combustion engine producing heat – the human equivalent is the appendix…
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Ok so Im really quite late to this. Like months late.... I really don't have a reason why other than I forgot about it. Anyway. In June this year the following was released from DEFRA; "From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys. The new Central [...]
October means the horses are officially in during the nights until spring time. Which means mucking out time... oh good! This also means Eva is going to have a bit of a tantrum about being in at nights again for the first few days. Ok well its not a full on tantrum. Its more passive [...]
A bit of a last minute decision I decided - since the previous showjumping we entered was cancelled - we may as well enter the show at the weekend and have a pop round the 90cm. I brought Eva in a bit too early as there was no way of telling what time our class [...]
We've had a bit of a shuffle before winter comes in meaning that Eva and I are now in a new barn. The new barn is a little bit more open and Eva can now see other horses opposite her. After introducing herself squealing to the new neighbours she seems to of settled in quite [...]
I am delighted to announce that I am now a brand associate for Boudica equestrian! You guys can get a 10% discount from your order when you use the code MAC10 ! I already have my eye on a pair of breaches and maybe a new jacket and jumper and ... ok I'll stop. But [...]
I love doing grid work! Yes I genuinely find it really fun to do! However I don't do it that often mainly because of all the getting on and off involved. So a few weeks ago when my friend visited us she helped set up the poles and adjusted them through out the session. Grid [...]
August was a blast ! What with galloping round the hills on a common ride, Eva jumping her heart out in some unaffiliated showjumping that was the first in a while and watching top class eventing at Blair horse trials it is going to be nice to have a weekend off! This month there is [...]