Horse Advice & Research

It is often said that you never stop learning about horses. They are complex animals with individual personalities and there is a great deal of differing information available from a variety of sources, which can make it difficult to know where to turn. 

We are here to help with any question you might have about horses. 
You can call our Advice Line on 01953 497238 during office hours to ask anything from how to deal with sweet itch to what to include in a loan agreement. We have over 85 years of experience to draw on and will always do our best to help.
You can also read about some common topics in our Horse Advice Library below.

Sturrock Ponies


Cutting costs

Caring for a horse properly is never going to be cheap, but there are areas where you can minimise costs...

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Equine Grass Sickness

EGS is a debilitating and frequently fatal disease of horses, ponies and donkeys, which commonly presents as impaired activity of the gut, caused by nervous system damage....

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End of life

The one subject every horse owner should know about is the one subject most of us don't consider...

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Ragwort is poisonous to horses, damaging the liver when eaten. The toxic effect builds up over time, causing irreparable damage...

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stabled horse


During the winter, horse owners often worry about whether their horse should be tucked up in its stable or outside in the cold...

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Headshaking tile photo


Headshaking has been well described as a syndrome for many years but is still a largely misunderstood condition.

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Disease spread: horses making nose to nose contact in field

Disease prevention

To help UK horse owners protect their horses against the ever-present and increasing threat from a number of infectious diseases, we launched a disease prevention information pack...

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Laminitis is a highly painful and debilitating disease which can occur in the feet of horses...

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Right Weight

Is your horse the right weight? Find out how you can fat score your horse and why this is so important

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Good dental care is essential for a horse's well being. Horses with poor teeth soon suffer from a host of other problems...

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