Buying a horse is an exciting venture, but to avoid heartache and potential financial loss, you want to get it right. Take a look at our expert advice to give you the best chance of success

Online survey hosted by the BHS urges horse owners to have their say in the fight against the poisonous weed

A racehorse at exercise

What’s new in muscle research? [H&H VIP]

Muscle diseases can cause weakness, pain and distress, yet pinpointing the exact cause and nature of a condition can be challenging. H&H explains how research is unravelling the complexity of ‘tying-up’

Meet gorgeous foals of 2014: in pictures

There’s no quicker way to cheer yourself up than the sight of a wobbly foal — the limbier and fluffier the better

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What’s new in the world of colic? [H&H VIP]

Colic is one of the biggest equine killers, but new research is revealing vital clues about diagnosis and treatment

Why are so many young colts kept entire? And why were the prices at the recent Brightwells auction so dismal? Carole Mortimer wonders whether breeders are delivering what buyers want and whether buyers need to readjust their price expectations for a decent sport horse

An odd swelling, scratching or general soreness could be a sign that your horse has been bitten or stung. H&H outlines what to look for and the associated risks

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Blog: Why Britain needs an elite studbook

British breeders are now producing sport horses of the highest quality, but when they choose to register their foals with European studbooks, there is clearly something amiss

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Neck fractures: what’s the outlook? [H&H VIP]

Can a horse recover from a fractured neck? Bruce Bladon MRCVS discusses the challenges of diagnosing and treating major spinal trauma

A horse on a treadmill at Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre

Fizz Marshall’s therapy blog: rehabing tendon injuries after stem cell therapy

In her latest blog from the Equine Therapy Centre at Hartpury, Fizz introduces us to a couple of new inpatients