5 Oct, 2017

Water water everywhere and clouds of biting pests

When will the midge season end? I can’t be the only one plagues by these pesky critters – so tiny they get everywhere and so annoying they drive the ponies crazy. I’m not even sure what the critters are – I always refer to them as midges, but they depending on the season sometimes they are […]

8 Aug, 2017

Who would have a SFP (Small Fat Pony)?

The SFP Enigma: Small (fat) ponies are eternally popular but as an owner myself, I find the smaller the pony the bigger the challenge to keep them fit and healthy. Sensible Option 1 I tried restricting them… but they just slept (conserving energy)! Sensible Option 2 I tried muzzling them… but they don’t appear to […]

17 May, 2017

A spring in your step or sore feet?

While the longer days and greener grass should be a welcome sight for horse owners, spring grass can often be a challenge with devastating results if not managed correctly. Many horses and ponies are not exercised as rigorously as nature intended and so controlling  grass intake is an essential skill for owners. If you are […]

3 May, 2017

Professional Qualifications = Quality Service

Professionals working with horses can boast an array of qualifications and experience, so what can their certificates actually tell you, the horse owner, about the standard of their work? The British Horse Society offer a range of respected and progressive qualifications that provide professionals with knowledge and skills according to the level they attain. If you are […]

25 Apr, 2016

Making the most of your grazing

Paddock maintenance isn’t complicated, arduous or particularly hard – it just needs a quick half hour inspection and walk-over around this time of year (early to mid spring). What may look green from your house may well be a bit sparse, muddy and damaged when you get up close and personal with it! Is the […]

11 Mar, 2016


Help your horse to heal itself. The sense of smell to the animal kingdom plays such an important role, not only as a way to communicate and identify others of the same or different species, but also plays a vital role in how they relate to medicinal plants. Since the dawn of time animals have […]

11 Feb, 2016

Who is qualified to look after my horse’s teeth ?

Knowing who is qualified to look after your horse’s teeth has been a complicated issue for well over a decade.  Many people use the term “equine dental technician” but this does not necessarily mean they have undertaken a recognised qualification and surprisingly there is no law against any individual setting themselves up as a “horse […]