Summer 2023 is a far cry from the searing heat we experienced last year. Whereas last year saw brown, parched paddocks and fields the alternating rain and warm sunshine that we have had this summer has kept our fields green. For those of us who have horses and ponies at risk of laminitis this weather means constant vigilance and being alert to any signs of obesity or sickness.
With the forecast of thunderstorms across the country over the coming weeks, we look at how to keep your horse calmer if they are prone to getting stressed and anxious during weather changes and other times.
Herbal NOPS can be naturally present in certain herbs or are substances that originate from weeds. It is important to be aware of NOPS classifications as this could affect you if you are competing. We look at some of the common NOPS that you may come across.