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Judge to decide if Recital can run
Posted on by jbennett

A judge is to decide whether a horse can ride in this weekend’s Derby at Epsom after a dispute erupted between the owners of the filly and another horse due to start the race. According to a report in the Guardian, jockey Kieren Fallon may be stopped from riding Recital this Saturday (June 4th) after he was accused of breaching … More

Footing ‘an effective way to manage mud around stables’
Posted on by msommers

Horse insurance customers who have problems with mud around their barn might consider following the example of other equine owners by putting footing in place. Footing includes crushed gravel and shredded wood products and a recent poll by theHorse.com found that 65 per cent of respondents use this in high traffic areas. Another popular strategy for preventing barns from becoming … More

Dental care ‘important for horses’

Equine insurance may help animal owners cover the expense of visiting a vet in order to check the condition of horse’s teeth. According to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A and M University, horses need to enjoy proper oral hygiene, just like humans. Indeed, February is National Pet Dental Health Month and Dr Cleet Griffin, … More

Welsh woman ‘helping feed horses in Egypt’

Equine insurance customers may be interested to hear the good work being done by one woman in Cairo. Beth Sartain, a 40-year-old mother-of-two originally from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, is helping to feed hundreds of starving ponies, the BBC reports. They have been left at a tourist site – where they were previously used to give rides at the pyramids … More

Trapped horse freed after barn collapse

The importance of taking out equine insurance may be highlighted to animal lovers by a recent incident involving a collapsed shed in the US. A barn, located on Mile Hill Road in Tolland, collapsed under the weight of snow yesterday (February 9th) trapping a horse inside. Although six other ponies managed to escape, the creature – named Goldie – was pinned … More

Horse obesity is a growing problem
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Worries over horse obesity have been heightened this week as research was announced that went some way to discover the extent of the problem. A study published in journal the Veterinary Record showed that horse obesity affects as many as 1 in 5 horses, a figure which puts horse obesity on a par with human obesity levels. The study was … More

Famous dressage horse, Dikkiloo dies

Former British Olympic dressage horse Dikkiloo had to be humanely destroyed on 31st October 2010 after a bad case of colic. The horse represented Great Britain internationally with rider Kirsty Mepham from the late 90s until his retirement from competitions in 2002 and full retirement due to laminitis in 2006. The chestnut Gelderlander gelding was 25-years-old when he was euthanized … More

Horse and landscape painting may fetch £15m at auction

Brood Mares and Foals was painted in 1767 by George Stubbs, a relatively unknown painting but now considered as one of his finest works. It has been part of a family collection, only been exhibited once and never has been on the market, but now it is thought to sell for up to £15 million at auction. Stubbs spent an … More

Bride arrives at church with her special horse
horse and bride

Carmen Grieveson arrived at the church on her wedding day, having already had one dream fulfilled that morning. Carmen had always hoped that she would be led to the church by her childhood pet pony Patch- a lemon-coloured cob. When the family was forced to sell Patch when Carmen was a teenager, the dream seemed to be slipping away. However, … More

Imported horse has rare swamp fever
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A horse imported from Norway to Northumberland has tested positive for a rare type of swamp flu – so rare that it is only the second case reported in 30 years. The name of the rare flu is Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) which affects horses, mules and donkeys; causing fever, anaemia, emaciation and even death. Transmitted via blood, the disease … More

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