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Horse Health

22/08/2019
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Millbry Hill meets Carl Hester for the Saracen Feeding the Performance Horse Day

A few members of the Millbry Hill team have been fortunate enough to attend the Saracen “Feeding the Performance Horse Day” at Carl Hester’s yard, and we thought it would be great to have a catch up with them to find out what it was all about…!

17/08/2019
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An update from our supported rider Cara Shardlow …

July was a very busy month. I had no expectations of competing for Great Britain this year at all, I was just hoping to get back into the swing of things and doing more low key things until next year. But after our win at Somerford premier league, that completely turned things around and we were selected for Hartpury and Hickstead CDI in July!

16/07/2019
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Celebrating 21 years of Baileys Lo-Cal Balancer!

Millbry Hill are celebrating 21 years of Lo-Cal Balancer Since its initial launch in 1998, Baileys Lo-Cal Balancer is a fantastic balancer for good doers that need the essential nutrients without the added calories. It’s recipe essentially hasn’t changed a great deal since it’s conception, other than a few subtle developments such as added linseed to encourage supple skin and a shiny coat. Baileys Lo-Cal Balancer is proud to be a go to balancer for horses and ponies on a low calorie diet. To celebrate, they have teamed up with... Read More

10/07/2019
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Beat The Heat: Caring For Your Horse In Hot Weather

Tips on caring for your horse in hot weather Summer is a great time for Equestrians, there’s no better feeling than finishing work and heading straight to greet your horse in the field to enjoy an evening ride! There are always plenty of shows and events in Summer and warm days are a perfect excuse for pulling on your riding boots and heading to the beach or to a local show. However, Summer can be a dangerous time for your horse. What screams barbecue in the garden to us, can... Read More

30/05/2019
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Reducing The Threat Of Laminitis With Saracen Horse Feeds

Helpful tips & information on how to minimise the threat of Laminitis Laminitis is a common disease and is the second biggest killer of horses and ponies in the UK. It’s frequently seen in overweight horses and ponies in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the grass is typically rich in sugar. There are many different causes of Laminitis, however the most common cause and prevention is diet and feeding management. Saracen Horse Feeds have put together some top tips that will help you reduce the threat of Laminitis... Read More

15/05/2019
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Julie Lawson & The Millbry Hill Baileys Evening

Julie Lawson prepares for a busy few weeks and makes a star appearance at the Millbry Hill Baileys Evening with her Stallion…Primitive Faerie Tale! So, we are off on our annual Somerford trip with thirty members of the Cleveland hunt pony club, it is going to be a busy couple of days! Charlie (Faerlie Similar) and the two Billy’s (Faerlie Tempting) and (Jubilee V) are coming along for the ride, to cross country school ahead of Richmond horse trails in two weeks time. Owen (Primitive Faerie Tale) has been left... Read More

14/05/2019
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Understanding Laminitis…Facts & Myths!

Know the facts and the myths surrounding Laminitis… Laminitis…the word that strikes fear into the heart of horse owners! Along with the joys of Spring and the feeling of relief when you turn your horse out for summer and wave a fond goodbye to the daily grind, comes the impending doom of spring grass. Spring grass usually means two things… your horse turns into a fire breathing dragon, with the physique of a barrel. The word ‘Laminitis’ essentially describes damage or inflammation of the sensitive tissue in the hoof, referred... Read More

26/10/2018
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Mud Fever

Mud Fever – an infection, an inflammation, or just a pain?! For many, the winter means one thing, a constant battle with mud fever…   What is Mud Fever?   Mud fever, or Pastern Dermatitis as it is properly referred to, is a combination of scabs found on the pastern and lower leg area of a horse. It can also be found on the horses back, known as rain scald, and on the belly.  It is an infection that is formed when the leg or body part is exposed to... Read More