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Helping your horse cope in the heat

iStock_000004195929_SmallThe current heat wave is a godsend for most of us after months of dreary, dull weather, but for your horses sudden excessively warm weather can be very detrimental, leading to dehydration or heat stroke if you don’t look after your horses correctly. WATCH OUT FOR HEAT STRESS  If your horse is expose...

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Turmeric - the cure for all evil?

Turmeric What is it about this bright yellow-orange spice that has caused such a stir throughout the human and equine world?  

  The use of Turmeric began in Indian Ayurveda. It harbours many properties which account for its use as one of the earliest food preservatives.  Other traditional Ayurvedic uses i...

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Horse Of The Week - Ollie.

Ollie 1Ollie is a 22-year-old, Thoroughbred cross Irish Draught.  He stands at 16hh and has been owned by Ellie Beatty for the last 13 years.  This Irish Sports Horse is retired from competing, but enjoys hacking and giving ‘schoolmaster lessons’ to students that are studying for their NVQ in Horsemanship....

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Keeping your horse hydrated

Horse Racing - Steeple ChaseWe all know that we should feed electrolytes after our horse has been sweating a lot, but many people do not know what they are, and why they are important.  Our Nutritionist Olivia Colton MSc explains… What are electrolytes? The science bit! Electrolytes are compounds that when in a solution become...

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Self Selection

iStock_000000609624SmallWe often get calls from customers wanting advice regarding their horse snacking on plants in hedgerows - should they do it, and why are they picking out that particular flower? Horses are known to self-select, choosing the herbs and plants that will help with particular ailments that they may have, ...

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Horse Of The Week - Marcus.

Marcus is a 14.2hh, New Forest cross, owned by Caroline Skinn.  Marcus is 20-years-old and has been owned by Caroline for 7 years.  Primarily they hack around the local woods together. Marcus, the New Forset cross. Marcus, the New Forest cross.[/caption] Caroline told us: "Marcus was purchased for my daughter Robyn as her first...

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Will Furlong - off to a flying start!

10It’s been a pretty busy, but successful couple of months for the team at Ingrams Eventing. El limit stepped up to the mark by winning her first BE100 at Munstead UA.  This was then followed by a hugely manic and soaking wet day at Chilham the weekend after.  I had 5 horses competing on one day which...

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Horse Of The Week - Primo Princess.

Prinni, with owner Katie. Prinni, with owner Katie.[/caption] Primo Princess (stable name Prinni) is a 16.2hh, Irish Sports Horse.  She is 16-years-old and has been owned by Katie Norwell-Hall for the past year.  As well as riding at home, they often go out to compete at local shows.  Primarily these shows will have Unaffil...

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Stressless Showing by Olivia Colton MSc

WinnerShow season is well and truly upon us and whatever sphere you like to complete in summer is an ideal time to take your horse out and about.  Heat and busy environments can make shows a stressful place for both you and your horse, so here at Feedmark we are sharing our top tips for successful, stress...

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Horse Of The Week - Flash.

Flash and Sophie, over a Cross-Country fence.Flash II is a 14-year-old, Dutch Warmblood who stands at 16.2hh. For the last 5 years, she has been owned by Sophie Evans. Primarily, the combination compete in affiliated British Showjumping. It is not only showjumping that interests them though, as Sophie also takes Flash to compete in local dress...

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