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Horse Whisperer visits Aintree

People with horse insurance may have been eager to get themselves down to Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool to meet one special guest recently. Californian Monty Roberts is known as the Horse Whisperer and was at the famous location with Intelligent Horsemanship to show off his skills, the Liverpool Echo reports. The 75-year-old has trained hundreds of animals in his time and … 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

Firefighters rescue horse trapped in mud

Owners hoping to avoid claiming on their equine insurance may be encouraged to keep their animals away from muddy areas, after it took one hour and 20 minutes to free a trapped horse from such conditions. Firefighters and a special search and rescue team were called out for the task at Oakford near Tiverton where the incident took place, the Mid … More

Horse-loving Miss Galaxy Wales contestant promotes equine charity

Equine insurance customers may be interested to learn that Miss Galaxy Wales contestant Hannah Hunter has revealed she intends to use any fame she may acquire through the competition to raise awareness for horse therapy. The 20-year-old told the Leader that the animals have always been a “big part of [her] life” and she hopes to show the benefits of … More

Treeless saddles ‘a versatile option for horses’

Horse insurance customers may find one publication’s recent comments regarding different types of saddles useful. Responding to a reader’s question, Horse and Hound explained many people think treeless saddles can be a more versatile option than equipment with trees. This means they can be extra accommodating and suitable for a wider range and size of animal. The publication also spoke … More

Manchester police horse retires

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) may no longer have to buy horse insurance for one of its crew that is set to retire after 15 years. Dickens the horse is the longest-serving animal at the force, having provided support at football matches, concerts and demonstrations since 1996, but will now spend its days in Buckinghamshire. Mima Manning, stable manager at GMP, said: … 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

Three horse race for ‘Horse of the Year’ title
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The competition for this year’s Eclipse awards is hotting up with Zenyatta, Blame and Goldikova looking to run away with the title of ‘Horse of the Year’. The award’s dinner is a premium  event in American horse racing and the title of Horse of the Year is much coveted. In the running this year is Zenyatta, Blame and Irish champion … 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

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