We love our horses and want to keep them safe; each horse is different, but we do all we can to make sure they have the right equipment, have regular vet and farrier checks, as well as eating as healthy a diet as possible. But some things are out of our control, such as trees, […]
Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or a novice horse rider, it may surprise you to know that there are over 400 different types of horse breeds across the world – having been domesticated by humans for thousands of years. As you can imagine, every horse is unique as our beloved equine friends all come in […]
Owning a horse can be extremely rewarding and bring joy to you and your family. Like other pets, they can feel very much part of your family and of course, they will require lots of care and attention to keep them fit and healthy. However, even the most well looked after horses could become sick […]
As a horse owner who loves to travel, you might have wondered if it’s possible to take your horse on holiday; after all it combines two of your favourite things, lets you experience a new destination from a different perspective, and means you don’t have to leave one of your best friends behind. It’s also […]
We all love showing off our pets and the quirky things they do and now is the perfect opportunity to show them off to everyone! Simply submit your favourite cute or funny photo/video of your pet to us by 2:00pm on 12 June using the link below and you will be entered into our competition, […]
If you own a horse you’ll know that there’s often a fair amount of travelling involved, especially if you compete, and having the right transport can make a huge difference. You want your horse to be comfortable and safe on any trip you do, whether that’s to a competition, the vet or even moving house; […]
As with many sports and hobbies, lots of people think that if they didn’t get into horse riding when they were younger, they’ve missed their chance and it’s too late. We often associate learning to ride a horse with younger children trotting around a paddock at their local pony club, but a national equestrian survey […]
The highly contagious upper respiratory tract infection “strangles” is known to affect horses, donkeys, and ponies. It is unpleasant for both the horse suffering from it and the stable trying to contain it. One of the most common equine diseases, The British Horse Society estimates that there are approximately 600 strangles outbreaks in the UK […]
Vets across the country are frequently asked “what could I have done to prevent my horse from developing laminitis?” With studies suggesting that 1 in 10 horses/ponies are affected by laminitis each year, it can be a challenging condition, which in many circumstances could have been prevented.
Saddled up with the urge to go into winter hibernation mode? Well, your horse may have other ideas! Unless it is unsafe to do so, you should try to keep up your horse's routine and exercise throughout the colder months to prevent injury and boredom.
Here at The Insurance Emporium, we understand this can be a bit of a challenge which is why we have compiled 11 quick tips on exercising your horse throughout the colder months.
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