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
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…
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
Call us high maintenance, but there are some things in our tackroom that we're not sure we could survive without...
Thieves targeting livery yards are going for a quick fix — items that can be stolen then sold on easily. So how can you protect your premises?
Owners are being urged to take extra care to keep their horses safe this bonfire night
Are we prone to wrapping up our horses in too many layers? Dr David Marlin explains the science behind when — and how — to rug up
As horses travel greater distances, both internationally and at home, owners need to be aware of the potential risks associated with travelling long distances
Sergeant French, who completed his farrier apprenticeship through the army, shares the facts and figures of the King's Troop's forge
With the autumn flush of grass coming through, the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has released guidance on how to use grazing muzzles responsibly
Once thought relatively benign, the tapeworm is now known to be a potential danger
More than 40% of owners taking part in a horse health survey did not weigh their horses before worming. This has raised concerns about under-dosing.
The correct care of event horses after the demanding cross-country phase is vital when keeping a horse in good health throughout the season
Spring has sprung so it's time to get prepared for the risk of laminitis as the grass starts to grow. Here is a selection of laminitis supplements and other products to help you stay one step ahead
A spa break sounds like heaven to most riders, and horses can benefit hugely from the same sort of treatment