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Paddock Care & Turnout

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

28/03/2019
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Tanya Buckingham begins her 2019 Eventing Season!

After a long winter of training, building up fitness and actually enjoying the freakish weather we are finally back out eventing and it’s blinking brilliant! You forget how exciting it is to gallop around a cross country course after a long off season! I have to say that for once we haven’t had a winter of slogging from one indoor to another, standing around in the freezing cold waiting to jump a class of BS, and then waiting hours to jump another horse!  The crazy British weather this winter meant... 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