Every autumn, it is important to re-iterate the importance of keeping horses away from grazing areas where acorns are common. Acorn, the nut of the oak tree, is very palatable to horses but it is poisonous to them and if too much consumed, can lead to death. It is advisable to clear acorns off the ground if the paddock where … More →
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Jockey Frankie Dettori has been made an honorary Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Frankie was chosen by the University for his services to racing. Originally from Italy, Suffolk based Dettori came to England as a teenager to become a stable lad. After his racecourse achievements were recognised, Frankie Dettori became a household name. Dettori said: ‘It … More →
A man from Norfolk has been ordered to pay over £4,000 to Norfolk County Council trading standards department and the charity World Horse Welfare after two of his donkeys were found to have been cruelly neglected. Both Hermione and Dumbledore the donkeys were found very underweight with no shelter and their feet in very bad condition. The World Horse Welfare … More →
For the first time in history, a British colt racehorse by the name of Frankel has been valued at £100 million. Three-year-old Frankel has already earned his owner £805,000 in prize money and will receive almost £1 million if he wins at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot this year. He has won all eight of his flat races, … More →
For the first time ever show jumping will be available to view in 3D. Sky will film the puissance at The Horse of the Year Show which starts tomorrow. Managing Director of HOYS organisers Helena Pettitt said ‘I’m really excited. To see a horse jumping out of the screen will be amazing.’ Sky is also hoping to film some Pony … More →
Thirty horses from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery were seen taking a well deserved break on a holiday in Cornwall on Wednesday. The horses and their mounts were seen in the sea taking a gallop and a swim in the choppy waters of the Celtic Sea at about 8.30am. Five-year-old Harlequin the Cleveland Bay horse was one of the … More →
Firefighters and the technical rescue unit rushed to the rescue of a pregnant horse that got trapped overnight in a seven foot trench at a farm in Doncaster. They arrived at the scene of the incident at 7.30am on Thursday morning and found Izzy, the 11-year-old Shire horse in a cess pit unable to jump out. She was lifted to … More →
Jerry the horse had been overfed and neglected so badly that he had gained 20 stone and could barely walk. His hooves had become so overgrown they ended up looking like flippers, curling and growing forwards. The poor horse was rescued from a farm in Somerset, where he had been living with a herd of cows, along with another overweight … More →
The iconic image of the horse drawn carriage around Central Park and the streets of New York City may soon be a thing of the past. A call to ban the practice has been announced, as it is claimed that the horses are not treated fairly, and their quality of life is compromised. ‘The horses suffer’, said Linda Rosenthall, a … More →
The well known equestrian magazine’s show, the Your Horse Live 2011 is almost upon us and much entertainment is lined up for all you horse lovers! This annual event will take place on 12th & 13th November 2011 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and you can still book if you wish to partake in the experience. The stunt team Rockin’ Horse … More →
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