Would You Ride Your Horse Through A Field Of Cattle?

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Just imagine that you are out enjoying a lovely hack out on your horse when you find yourself faced with a field full of cattle…what would you do? Find an alternative route? Get off and lead your horse through them? Or stay on and ride through or around the cattle? Let us know your thoughts […]

Do Horses Need Rugs?

Rugless In Winter Snow

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Winter Weather | But Should Horses Be Rugged? Lets play ‘Devils Advocate’, should our horses even be rugged? The market for horse and pony rugs is enormous, the millions spent advertising and marketing rugs and blankets must mean that they are completely necessary, but are they? Or are we all brainwashed in to believing that […]

Your Poll | Share Your Views Cod Liver Oil & Horses

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Should Horses and Ponies Be Fed Cod Liver Oil? Why The Question? Horses are herbivores meaning they do not naturally eat any animal or fish, cod liver oil is made from the liver of cod fish, in the old days a barrel would be filled up with cod livers and seawater and then left to […]

Is the Trimming Or Removing of Horse Whiskers Ever Justified?

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Horse Whiskers | On or Off? The whiskers of a horse are vitally important as they fulfill the role of eyes as horses are unable to see what is at their muzzles, the whiskers are attached to nerves and help the horse to detect what is around them, electric fencing being an obvious example In […]

Should You Need a Licence To Own or Keep a Horse or Pony?

With the increase in fly grazing around Wales is it time to licence horse and pony owners

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If You Own or keep a Horse Or Pony, Donkey or Mule Should You Need a Licence? With the increase in fly grazing, theft, cruelty and neglect is there now a stronger case for owners and keepers of horses and ponies to be licensed? Why ask the question? The current passport system does not address […]