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Help Your Old Horse to Live Longer

Older horses and senior horses are some of the best equine partners around. But as horses age, their needs and activity levels change. While you may b

Tips to Keep Your Horse Cool in Hot Weather

The hot days of the summer can take a toll on both horse and rider. You can help keep your horse cool and comfortable in a number of ways. These ideas

Patterson's Curse

All Aussie horse-owners need to be familiar with Patterson’s Curse, also known as Salvation Jane in South Australia. It thrives in drought conditio

Magnesium deficiency caused by severe drought conditions

Low magnesium in cells exacerbates dehydration. Magnesium deficiency in animals can become critical during drought conditions because of heat stress,

Ridley announces Barastoc’s sponsorship of Jump Off for second year running

Barastoc Horse are proud to announce our sponsorship of the reality TV series, Jump Off, for the second consecutive year. The hit program offers retir

Rehabilitating Your Horse From an Injury

If your horse sustains an injury that requires long-term recovery it can be difficult to be without your riding partner for the months of recovery, bu

Does Your Horse Need a Dentist?

Did you know that regular equine dentistry is an important aspect of caring for your horse’s health? Equine dentists help to keep their patients comfo

Ridley Corporation announces new distribution partnership with British Horse Feeds in ANZ

February 2019 Ridley Corporation Limited (ASX:RIC) is pleased to announce a new supply and distribution partnership with British Horse Feeds

Buying a Horse? Should You Do a Pre-Purchase Exam?

When buying a horse and looking at the many horses for sale, it is fairly standard to have a veterinarian perform a pre-purchase exam on a horse that

Preventing Gas Colic

Rapid weather changes or sudden diet changes can bring on gas colic. Gas colic is a major horse health issue in which gas becomes trapped in your hors

Could Hoof Boots Be Right for Your Horse?

Do you ride your horse barefoot? Does he get a little sore out on rocky trails? Maybe you have your horse shod, but are looking for extra traction whe

Tips for Looking for a New Agistment Property

The agistment where you keep your horse can greatly affect your riding and enjoyment of your horse. When it is time to move on to a new property, find

Feeding young horses

Young horses have specific nutritional requirements, making their diets important for their successful development and growth. When feeding young hors

On the Thin Side

Do you sometimes see horses who are obviously much-loved but in poor condition and whose owners don’t seem to realise it. This isn’t intended to be a

Laminitis -Safe Pastures for Horses With Laminitis

The most commonly asked questions by owners of horses and ponies with a history of laminitis are: 1. Which type of pasture is safe to graze and at wh

Feeding Your Horse In the Spring

Feeding a horse in the spring presents a unique set of challenges; the changing weather alters the quality of grass, and your horse will face differen

Nothing but the Tooth

If you're a horse owner or dedicated reader of horse care books, you KNOW that horses need to see dentists as much as we do. Take a look at these pict

The Nitty Gritty on Salt

The medical community remains deadlocked on whether humans crave salt to satisfy physiological needs or to fulfill acquired taste preferences. Equine

Mutual Grooming

When horses indulge in mutual grooming, it’s a case of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”! Horses living in the wild have a natural pecking

Feeding...the Inside Story

Your horse is a grass-eating machine! He has evolved over millions of years to survive on a diet of nothing but grass and although he is adaptable and