At last we are able to enjoy some warm weather — but that means horse owners need to be prepared for the flies, sunburn and hard ground that are the inevitable result, so here are H&H's summer tips to help you and your horse keep your cool
Riders love sunshine, but the rise in temperature can impact on your horse. Make sure his time in the sun is as enjoyable as possible with the following handy advice
When temperatures soar, knowing how to keep dehydration at bay when your horse is on the move is more important than ever
Are you cooling your horse correctly after competition? Fran James MRCVS outlines the most effective means of bringing down core body temperature
Come December when it's pouring with rain or we're breaking the ice on the trough, these things will be the least of our worries. But right now, here are a few summer hardships we're struggling with...
Our chartered human and equine physiotherapist explain how your own anatomy is not as different to your horse's as you might initially think
There are a range of troublesome flying insects for horse owners to look out for this summer. Take a look at our useful advice on what to do if your horse is bitten
We all know about applying sun cream to our skin to avoid burning and skin damage — but how often do you remember your horse?
Bad behaviour could be due to discomfort or disobedience, but unravelling the root cause can be a challenge, as Roger Lee MRCVS explains
Dr David Marlin explains why riders shouldn't think a horse that coughs during its warm-up is in the best of health
Find out how to preventing your horse from becoming dehydrated and signs to look out for
We might be excited about the prospect of some sun — but with it comes the pesky flies. So we asked readers to reveal their handy tips for keeping flies at bay. Start stocking up...
Here’s what you need to know about your horse’s tongue — a vital yet often over-looked part of the equine anatomy
Abscesses are the most common hoof problem according to a new survey. Research conducted over a month, ending 18 March, asked more than 600 horses owners about hoof injuries and their relationship with the farrier. Abscesses accounted for 47.92% of hoof issues, followed closely by cracks and splits (47.74%) and…
Ceiling fans, avoiding watercourses and oiling coats — don’t let sweet itch cause you and your horse misery this summer
Coping with a catastrophe calls for a cool head and an understanding of how horses and humans react under stress, as Karen Coumbe MRCVS explains
Reports of resistance and re-emergence in the worm world mean that targeted treatment is more important than ever. Cara Hallowell-Evans MRCVS debunks some of the myths of modern worm control
It has been a predominantly warm, wet winter for much of the UK, but unusually mild temperatures are not necessarily a good thing for our horses. Andrea Oakes investigates what it might mean for equine health
Everyone has their tried and trusted ways of fittening horses, but how many of these methods stand up to scientific scrutiny? In preparation for the spring season, Dr David Marlin reveals the latest thinking in conditioning horses for competition
As a horse-owner, winter can be a struggle. Follow our expert tips to get the most out of your riding time this winter