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Weight gain more than doubles the risk of laminitis in horses and ponies

Press release from the Royal Veterinary College Horses and ponies that gain weight are more than twice as likely to develop laminitis than if they lose or maintain their weight, new research has found.  Carried out by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and Rossdales Equine Hospital, the study also revealed that the groups… Read more >

June already!

Everyone I speak to seems to comment on how quickly this year is going, it is certainly flying by! The last few weeks have seen multiple cases of laminitis. This warm weather, combined with damp conditions is providing perfect conditions for the grass. Whether or not your horse or pony is prone to laminitis it… Read more >

A solid, and enjoyable, start to our competition season.

February flew past! Nigel and Emily both took part in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s annual farriery competition “Cavalry Black Pairs” on the 23rd February. This was an incredibly special event to be part of; the competition takes place at the barracks whilst all the usual duties are performed. We watched the horses being tacked… Read more >

Farriery Competitions, why compete?

We are only half way through January and already it has been a busy start to the year, with lots more dates already in the diary for the coming months. In February Nigel will be competing at the World Horseshoeing Classic in Kentucky which is an international four man team competition. He will be in… Read more >

A super busy summer and first signs of autumn

So glad we have enjoyed some lovely summer days (although Nigel would probably argue some were a little too hot!). The sunshine did have its downside in creating hard ground and lack of grass growth which has now resulted in the grass going a little crazy following a bit of rain! As ever there is… Read more >