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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.

Reflections on our relationship with the Balmoral Estate

Centre Manager Eileen reflects on Belwade Farm’s connection with Balmoral Estate – the Scottish residence of our late monarch Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – over the years.

Social licence – how the perception of horse riding has changed

With a recent survey revealing some startling findings about perceptions of the welfare of horses in sport, the horse world has plenty to discuss.

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.

Caring for 19 unhandled ponies? All in a day’s work!

Glenda Spooner Farm grooms Amy and Emily describe how a group of unhandled new arrivals kept them very busy last year.

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.

Buena’s story – how our foals are cared for from birth to rehoming

Senior Groom Steph introduces lovely filly Buena and explains how the team care for foals from birth right through to finding them a loving home for youngster handling.

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.

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