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Horse Of The Week - Glen.

Kathryn and Glen, at a parade which commemorated the onset of the First World War. Kathryn and Glen, at a parade which commemorated the onset of the First World War.[/caption] Glen is a 14-year-old Irish Draught, and is owned by Kathryn Jobber. In February 2013, Glen suffered from a serious accident. Being heavily built, and standing at 17.2hh, his recovery could have been compli...

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

What are Gastric Ulcers? The horse’s stomach is divided into two sections: a non-glandular ‘squamous region’ and a glandular region. These are separated by a fibrous divide known as the Margo Plicatus. The glandular section is protected by a thick mucus layer, containing glands which secrete active ...

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Annie Joppe - training in full swing!

fantsquad4Over the last few weeks I have been living and breathing training: Fantom, Dilmun and myself.  We have been so fortunate with the weather for the last two or three weeks that the ground has dried out enabling variety to be introduced into the training regime. Wizard had his first ‘endurance’ outing ...
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Horse Of The Week - Kitty.

Kitty, with her foal Zebedee when he was 4 months of age. Kitty, with her foal Zebedee when he was 4 months of age.[/caption] Kitty is a 15.1hh, 9-year-old Cob, who has been owned for the last two and a half years by Sue Riley. Sue bought Kitty in August of 2012, and at that point her temperament was lovely. She later found out that Kitty was in foal, and...

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Will Furlong -2015 season gets underway!

WF22015 is my second year of young riders and I hope to go one better than my first reserve spot from 2014 by being selected for the Europeans in Poland later in the year. I'm also hoping to qualify for the U25 National Championships which are held at Bramham Park at the beginning of June. With 13 hors...

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Horse Of The Week - Arrow.

Arrow with rider and owner, Lisa. Arrow with rider and owner, Lisa.[/caption] Arrow is a 15.2hh, 15-year-old Connemara owned by Lisa Wacey. Lisa has owned him for 8 years and says that Arrow is a very special part of the family, and that he has a very unique and cheeky character! Lisa describes Arrow as a great all-rounder, and say...

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Rebecca & Blaze

RC 1I have struggled with maintaining weight on my dressage horse due to the fact she is on a high fibre, low sugar and starch diet as she is prone to laminitis.  She is in full training and sometimes lacks energy and muscle tone.  Since feeding Feedmark’s Condition & Shine I have had so many compliment...

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Horse Of The Week - Peter Pan De Solzen.

  Peter PanPeter Pan De Solzen is a 12-year-old Thoroughbred who stands at 15.2hh. This gelding has been owned for the last 6 years by Glynis Killington, and her daughter Laura. Laura told us: "Originally bred in France, Peter is an ex-hurdler and was trained by Ferdy Murphy. He is a very sensitive soul and ...

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Is your horse at risk of Sand colic?

iStock_000003461943_Small It is very uncommon for horses or ponies to intentionally eat sand. However, horses that eat hay from the ground, or graze sandy pastures especially during the summer months when grass is short, or the winter months when on wet pasture may end up with sand burdens in their digestive tracts. When sa...

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Why add oil to the diet?

Grooming horse Oils are an energy dense food, providing high amounts of calories in a small volume (over twice as much energy is produced from metabolism of fats such as linseed oil than from carbohydrates in cereals) this allows calories to be easily added to the diet, ideal for those needing to gain condition o...

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