Animals

Treats Safe for Horses, and What to Avoid

It is always tricky to know which treats are safe to give horses, and which ones are potentially lethal. The general rule for giving any treat is to feed in moderation, as a sudden change in a horse’s diet can cause changes to gut bacteria resulting in diarrhoea or even colic. Gemma Taylor from Blue Cross walks us through what treats are safe for horses and what you should avoid.

2017-08-04 00:00:47By Gemma Taylor

Animals

How to Protect your Horse from Flies

We all look forward to long warm summer days, but they inevitably mean the arrival of dreaded flies! Ruth Court from Blue Cross shows us how to protect your horse from flies in the summer.

2017-07-21 00:00:03By Ruth Court

Animals

4 Ways to Braid Your Horse's Mane

Have you ever found yourself admiring a horse’s main? Especially when they have been delicately combed for an exhibition. Click through to discover 4 ways to braid your horse's mane!

2016-10-07 00:00:23By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

5 DIY Toys for Your Horse

Days will become colder and wetter now, and our elegant friends will slowly but surely start to spend more and more time in the stable. With this in mind, we had a look around the internet for some DIY toys for horses, to act as boredom breakers.

2016-10-05 00:00:09By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

Understanding Your Horse's Body Language

To better understand your horse, you need to pay attention to their movements and changes in their demeanour. While horses have quite an array of expressions, keep reading to learn about some of the most basic attributes to spot on your mount.

2016-07-27 09:54:39By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

Dressage: An Equine History

To the untrained eye, one might concentrate intently on the horse, but it’s only when the rider fist-pumps the air as a sign of victory that you realise they were guiding the horse throughout the ‘performance’. But where did it all start? Read of to find out where this sport came from!

2016-07-26 09:25:23By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

Rehome a Horse Month

This month is World Horse Welfare’s Rehome a Horse Month. Read on to find out more about the Campaign.

2016-05-21 16:58:23By World Horse Welfare

Animals

Appaloosa Horse Breed Guide

This rare breed of horse has a rich and colourful ancestry. With their striking markings and unique characteristics, they're definitely a breed to find out about!

2016-04-26 14:07:05By Appaloosa Horse Club UK

Animals

Pupdate: Mrs Tiggywinkle

looking after a pony is always challenging, especially when there are so many other demands on our time! Preloved member, Elisabeth, tells the Preloved community how challenging and rewarding taking on a new pony is.

2016-03-02 17:42:27By Amy Lockley

Animals

American Saddlebred Breed Guide

The American Saddlebred is a horse with origins in the British Isles. They are a beautiful, intelligent and multi-talented breed. Keep reading to find out more about the American Saddlebred!

2016-02-07 11:39:02By United Saddlebred Association UK