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We find out the latest news on Equine Grass Sickness

Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Eileen Gillen shares insights from a conference on the complex disease.

Why do horses come into our care? Is that the only successful outcome of a case?

Chief Field Officer Claire Gordon explains how horses and ponies can come into our care for all kinds of reasons and from all kinds of situations.

End of life: a decision most horse owners dread, but how do you prepare for it?

Field Officer Penny Baker shares her thoughts on how horse owners can prepare for the decision nobody wants to have to make.

Empathy, education, and evidence: the take-home messages from our 25th annual conference

Find out how an international line up of speakers explored “When does use become abuse?”.

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?

Autumn worm control: which worms should you test for?

Field Officer Chris Shaw explains which worms you should be testing for in the autumn – and why it’s so important to test before treating.

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.

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