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Reduce Worm Burdens in Horses

Follow our advice on how to reduce the number of worm larvae your horse is exposed to: Poo pick twice a week or as often as possible. Rest the pasture or rotate the pastures systematically to help break worm lifecycles. The minimum recommended period of time to rest a pasture is three months. Use inedible bedding to reduce the risk of ingesting parasites. Keep feed hay in nets or mangers to reduce the number of parasites crawling in. If possible, keep pasture stocking levels to a minimum; ideally one or... Read More

New Tricks: Teach Puppies How to Heel

Teach your puppy how to heel with our helpful instructions: 1. Start the session on the pavement instead of grass where interesting smells may be distracting. Use a plain lead, like a rope lead, and hold it in your right hand with the dog sitting to your left, slightly behind you if possible. Use your left hand to hold the lead loosely so that you have extra control. 2. Get the attention of the dog by tapping their head, calling or whistling. When they look up, strike your left hip... Read More

Product Profile: Bridleway Rug Wash

Stable and turn-out rugs will soon need a thorough wash to rid them of grease and dirt. Use this quality product to keep them fresh and clean: Bridleway Rug Wash This rug wash has been formulated to gently clean and revitalise all types of horse rug, no matter how thick the lining. The detergent comes in a long-lasting one litre size and is manufactured by Bridleway, one of the leading retailers for the equestrian market. It can be used to hand wash or machine wash. Bridleway Equestrian was created by... Read More

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Salon Treatment Ideas for the New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to bring out a new treatment. Here are our suggestions: Dog Massage: This relaxation technique can be used in conjunction with various other spa products to create several packages, including a treatment for sore spots and deep-conditioning. If you don’t know where to start, take a course, go to a seminar or read The Complete Dog Massage Manual. Spa Bath: Try a spa bath or a dog Jacuzzi to help massage animals whist being bathed. This will help relax joints and muscles and... Read More

19/12/2014

Choose the Right Scissors for You

Your choice of scissors can affect how you groom, and choosing the wrong one can sometimes cause injury such as Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Strain Injuries. Make sure you are choosing the best scissors for your hands and your scissoring style with this helpful guide: 1. Blade performance. Stainless steel is easy to care for and holds and edge well, whereas Cobalt Base Alloy has a good rust and chemical resistance, but it can chip easily. Molybdenum allows for a fine, sharp edge and is very durable. Also consider ICE... Read More

Young Rider Winter Wear

Keep younger riders warm and safe this winter with our clothing range: Pull-on Jodphurs These Jodphurs are designed with children in mind as they come in a range of colours, they pull on and have a draw cord waist. Available in sizes from a 22 to 30 inch waist and in navy, stone, grey with pink seat, navy with sky seat, cranberry with pink or grey with black. Bridleway Children’s Half-Chaps Protect calves from chafing or dirt, support the leg and keep young riders warmer with these half-chaps, available in... Read More

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Winter Health Check

Give pets a thorough health check by following these tips: Feet: Paws can become damaged and dry from de-icing chemicals and ice. Salt will inflame delicate pads or snow may become compacted, causing discomfort. To prevent this, ensure that hair between pads is kept short and attempt to clean feet as soon as the animal is indoors. Try dog boots or paw wax for protection. Temperature: Ensure pets don’t stay outdoors or in cold cars for too long and if necessary, get them a dog coat for protection. Dry dogs as... Read More

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Make a Pet Toy for Christmas

These DIY pet toys are perfect for some last-minute presents: Cat: Instant Jingle Ball. You Will Need: Plastic rounded container with a lid, for example, a medicine container. Four jingle bells Duct tape Festive paper Directions: Take a plastic container and wash out carefully. Take the jingle bells and place inside. Duct Tape the lid shut. Wrap it in some festive paper. You now have a toy that will keep cats entertained for hours. Dog: Ball on a Rope. You Will Need: Festive fabric cut into three strips: Two 25... Read More

Quick Christmas Horse Toy

Treat your horse this festive season with a fast and easy to make toy: Healthy Christmas Treat Decoration You will need: Twine Apple Corer Knife Ingredients: A small number of horse-friendly fruit or vegetables such as swedes, parsnips, bananas or cucumbers. We used the following items for a festive look: 2 turnips 2 pears 4 apples in red and green Directions: 1. Cut the turnips in half to produce four equal pieces. You may wish to cut either end off in you prefer. 2. Core the apples, pears and the... Read More

5 Festive Salon Window Ideas

  Increase customers and profits this Christmas by turning your salon window into a festive display for your retail products: 1. Snow Scene. For those whose primary retail sales are in pet jumpers and coats. Use some fake snow or white covering as the base of your snow scene. Use some dummies, like the Trixie Model Dog to show off your best-selling apparel. 2. Christmas Dinner. Dogs love treats, and our Christmas range has plenty of festive-themed snacks. Make a centrepiece from our Christmas Pudding and lay out each table... Read More