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Is it acceptable to use a whip on a horse?

With use of the whip becoming an increasingly hot topic, we all need to decide whether this is indeed acceptable – and, if so, why, how, and when?

Clipping to help overweight horses and ponies lose weight

Hall Farm Yard Supervisor Adele tells us how clipping can be a really useful weight management tool, especially for horses and ponies who can’t be worked.

The senior horse: nutrition in sickness and in health

Find out more about the key considerations when caring for older horses, whether in work or retired and whatever their health status.

Plan for an emergency when you’re not around – help us to help your horse

Deputy Chief Field Officer Jon Phipps has top tips for owners on making plans just in case your horse injures themselves when you’re not there.

How to help a needle-shy horse overcome their fear

Grooms Amy and Emily explain how they work with horses who are nervous with needles before a visit from the vet.

What does biosecurity mean and how do you quarantine a new horse?

Research and Education Officer Alana Chapman shares simple steps you can take to prevent an outbreak of disease on your yard.

Top tips and practical advice on managing your horse’s weight to keep them healthy

Assistant Centre Manager Sara Jerman explains practical ways to manage your horse’s nutritional intake and keep them at a healthy weight.

Preparation and practice: key aspects to loading and travelling your horse safely

Research and Education Officer Alana Chapman shares expert advice on how to give your horse the best chance of loading and travelling safely and calmly.

Sweet itch: what is it and how do we manage our ponies who have it?

Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Assistant Centre Manager Sara Jerman explains more.

Can you cut the costs of horse ownership without compromising on their care?

Chief Field Officer Claire Gordon looks at ways to cut costs without compromising on care.

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