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.
Whether you spent your childhood years dreaming of owning a pony or strayed from horse riding due to life’s other commitments, it’s never too late to take up horse riding. Not all of us were ‘born in the saddle’, and whilst learning to ride a horse as an adult can seem daunting, horse riding can […]
We’re knee-deep into the colder months, but there’s still a long way to go until spring rears its magical head! While you might want to just settle in on the sofa in front of a roaring fire, if you’re a horse owner, your equine friend could have other ideas! Just because there’s a touch of […]
As a horse owner, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure that your horse is well and not suffering from illness! Sarcoids are a common condition in horses, and can be serious. To help you know what to look out for, at The Insurance Emporium, we’re sharing our helpful guide to the symptoms […]
Castration* is one of the most common surgeries performed on horses in the UK, with most colts being “gelded” at a young age. We spoke to our horse health expert recently to find out why castration in horses is so commonplace, how the operation is carried out, as well as what aftercare might be required. […]
Nose bleeds, or epistaxis, are fairly common in horses of all shapes and sizes! However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t appear quite dramatic and cause concern for any horse owner. We recently spoke to our horse health expert to find out more about nose bleeds in horses, how serious they might be, and what […]
Looking after your horse can be challenging during the current government-imposed lockdown; especially if, like many of us, you don’t keep your horse at your home address. Since we don’t know exactly how long the current situation will last, at The Insurance Emporium, we want to help you comply with government guidelines while doing what’s […]
Did you always dream of riding a horse as a child, but never had the opportunity? Or did you used to ride, but then life took over? Whatever your circumstances, making the decision to learn to ride a horse as an adult can seem daunting! It can also leave you asking yourself whether you could […]