Water treadmill for horses

By Sue Palmer Has your horse been on a water treadmill? If so, what was your experience? Did it help to achieve the goals that you were aiming for? Personally, …

When being kind isn’t enough

By Lizzie Hopkinson Being kind is important, vey important. But kindness alone isn’t necessarily enough. Trying to be kind to our horses is often at the forefront of our mind, …

Laminitis update

By Sue Palmer   A recent update on laminitis is shifting beliefs.  As I grew up, we ‘knew’ that laminitis was caused by ponies being too fat, mostly because they …

How to inspire your horse

  By Sue Palmer There has been uproar on social media recently over Oliver Townend’s riding at Badminton this year, and his subsequent interview.  I wasn’t there, and haven’t seen …

Study investigating damage to nasal bones

By Sue Palmer A recent pilot study (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787817302290) involved x-raying the nasal bones of 60 horses for signs of damage, with a view to discussing the potential damage caused by …