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Braid Technique: Button Braid

Create a neat, stylish braid for showing this year with these easy to follow tips: Divide the hair neatly into sections, using a clip if necessary to keep the hair from falling back into place. In your first section, divide the hair into three equal parts. Take the outer piece of hair from the right and pull it tightly over so it becomes the centre strand. Do the same with the left hand side piece and repeat until you have braided to the end of the hair. Use a rubber... Read More

How To Put a Tail Bag on a Horse

Bag up your horse’s tail to protect it from the elements and to allow growth. Just complete these easy to follow steps: Find the end of the tail bone and divide the hair evenly into three sections to braid it securely downwards. It is imperative that the braid begins right where the tail bone ends, otherwise the braid will be too loose and in a short time the bag will slip down. Extend your braid to the end of the tail, leaving only about one inch of unbraided hair. Tie... Read More

Braid Technique: Hunter Braid

Create a neat Hunter-style braid for Hunter competitions with these easy to follow tips: Divide the hair neatly into small sections, using a clip if necessary to keep the hair from falling back into place. In your first section, divide the hair into three equal parts. Take the outer piece of hair from the right and pull it tightly over so it becomes the centre strand. Do the same with the left hand side piece and repeat until you have braided to the end of the hair. Remember to keep... Read More

Keep Your White Horse Pristine

Do you have a show or an event coming up? We know that it is very difficult to keep white horses looking perfect, so we have devised a few tips and tricks to help with this issue. While you may not be able to stop horses from rolling in the field or caking themselves in mud, you can try to prevent staining and keep the coat in a presentable state after the incident has occurred. Keep light sheets on in pasture and stalls if need be to protect most of... Read More

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

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

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

How to Measure for a Horse Rug

Ensure your turnout rugs are well-fitted this winter with this useful guide: Measure your horse before buying a new rug to avoid having to take it back. Some sellers may feel that because it has hair and grease on it, it is no longer in a saleable condition and will refuse to refund. Measure the horse from the centre of the chest horizontally until the measure is in line with the base of the tail. Ensure you have the measurement in inches and centimetres as rugs are measured in different... Read More

Top 5 Winter Stable Rugs

Keep horses warm this winter with these cosy stable rugs: 1. Keep ponies comfortable in cold weather with the PonyWarma Stable Rug, which is suitable for 4’ to 5’6 horses. This stable rug features a 300 denier outer layer with a 300g polyfill insulation to protect against cold weather. This rug includes double breast straps, cross surcingles, a tail flap and a fillet string. 2. Try the Montreal Stable Rug for a larger horse measuring 5′ – 7’3’’. This breathable rug features a 200g fill and 210 denier outer gives... Read More

Top 10 Winter Hoof and Leg Care Tips

    Keep horse’s hooves and legs healthy by following this helpful advice: 1. Pick out feet every day with a hoof pick. 2. Check shoes for wear and tear regularly, and have the farrier trim every 5-6 weeks. 3. Consider putting over reach boots on, to help prevent shoes being pulled off. 4. Apply oil such as Veredus Golden Oil regularly to prevent split hooves and to help protect from bacteria. 5. Apply grease to the bottom of the hoof to help avoid build ups of compacted ice and snow.... Read More