The Horse & Hound horse care area is packed full of expert advice on all aspects of caring for horses, from day-to-day welfare to expert veterinary advice, plus tips on training, riding and competing.

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ALTERNATIVE EQUINE THERAPIES

Information about alternative therapies for horses such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, various types of massage for horses, homeopathy and the laws governing equine therapists.
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BREEDING HORSES

Expert advice on caring for broodmares, stallions, foals and youngstock, as well as artificial insemination, dealing with venereal diseases and castration options, as well as insurance and legal advice.
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BUYING A HORSE

Useful information for anyone looking to buy a horse, buy a horsebox or buy tack, as well as horse buying scams to be aware of, legal advice if things don’t go according to plan, advice on loaning a horse, top tips on how to sell your horse and why it is important to have a pre-purchase vetting.
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EQUESTRIAN EQUIPMENT

Expert advice on bits and bitting, bridles, nosebands, saddles and training aids, plus protective riding equipment including riding hats, riding boots and body protectors for horse riders.
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EQUINE BEHAVIOUR

Helpful tips about handling difficult horses, dealing with loading problems, how to help moody mares, best methods to relieve equine tension and combat separation anxiety, plus turnout problems and stable vices.
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EXERCISING YOUR HORSE

Expert advice on getting your horse fit, caring for your horse at competitions, post-competition aftercare, dealing with dehydration and tips for riding horses in hot weather, plus how to improve your horse’s performance, dressage training tips, caring for your horse while in transit and how to avoid prohibited substances.
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FEEDING HORSES

Top tips to help horse owners solve those feeding challenges including feeding competition horses, feeding fizzy horses, feeding for extra condition, feeding overweight horses, feeding for healthy hooves, dealing with dehydration, how to decide between compound feeds and straights, choosing the right forage, when to use supplements, plus dealing with feed-related conditions such as colic, laminitis and azoturia.
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GENERAL HORSE CARE

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Useful advice on the day-to-day care of your horse including clipping, bandaging, first aid, fly protection, hoof care, insurance, choosing the right livery yard, mud fever, maintaining your paddocks, poisonous plants, passports and identification, caring for veteran horses, worming and care for the horse during summer and winter.
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VET ADVICE FOR HORSE OWNERS

Expert advice from vets on a range of topics such as lameness, including joint problems, tendon and ligament strains, spavins and fractures; skin problems such as ringworm, sarcoids and sweet itch; and conditions such as Cushing’s disease, kissing spines, gastric ulcers, laminitis and colic.
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