OVERWEIGHT HORSES – WHY OVERGRAZING COULD CAUSE HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOUR HORSE

We’ve all heard the saying the grass is always greener, and that’s really the case this summer! It’s no secret that we haven’t had the warmest start to the season, and that’s led to richer, greener pastures for horses across the country. While the grass is looking healthier, however, your horse might not be. Here’s […]


THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2019: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

One of horse riding’s oldest and most prestigious events is back! Now in its 112th year, The Royal International Horse Show will run from the 23rd until the 28th of July, and is set to be as thrilling a ride as ever. Even though it’s best known for show jumping, the six-day event has much […]


FEELING THE HEAT? CARING FOR YOUR HORSE DURING A HEATWAVE!

It might feel like a long time ago, but last summer was a real scorcher! Although the current year has so far seen a bit of a deluge, hotter UK summers could be a continuing trend. With temperatures rising, horse owners need to be aware of the potential dangers to horses during the hot weather. […]


HARD GROUND – KEEPING YOUR HORSE INJURY-FREE

Hot, dry summer conditions can lead to hard ground, which could be bad news for your horse. Our horses’ feet have become accustomed to softer ground due to factors like shoeing, so horses don’t cope as well on hard ground as they may have done in the past. On soft ground, a horse’s hoof will […]


ITCHY HORSES: SWEET ITCH AND OTHER SUMMER ALLERGIES IN HORSES

Is your horse itching and rubbing inexplicably? Are you noticing bald patches, sores and swelling? Your horse could be suffering from one of a number of allergies, including sweet itch. At The Insurance Emporium, we’ve spoken to our horse health expert to ask them why your horse might be feeling itchy, and what you can […]


DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE IN HORSES: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Degenerative joint disease in horses, otherwise known as DJD or osteoarthritis, can be a common condition in ponies. One of the most frequent causes of lameness, it’s an illness that horse owners should be aware of, especially as it can be managed effectively if the right steps are taken. To help give you the lowdown […]


FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT ROYAL ASCOT!

Over 300 years old, Royal Ascot could be the finest event on the British racing calendar. The event attracts some of the best racehorses from across the globe, taking part in 30 world-class races over the five days. There’s plenty of activity outside of the races as well. With daily Royal Processions, delicious restaurants, and […]


5 OF THE UK’S MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE RIDES!

For such a small island, the UK doesn’t want for the diversity of its scenery. From Land’s End to John o’ Groats, there are some fantastic areas for getting out and about on spectacular trips with your horse. At The Insurance Emporium, we like to help people get more from their passions, which is why […]


DIARRHOEA IN HORSES: ESSENTIAL FACTS

As a proud horse owner, you’re sure to know your animal’s habits inside and out! It can therefore be a worrying time if you notice that something’s wrong, such as your horse passing loose stool. Often, this is a problem that can be cleared up easily, however it can lead to more serious issues. That’s […]


TOP TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HORSE FOR COMPETITION

Spring is upon us, the weather is warming up and trees are blossoming after the winter chill. This means it could also be the perfect time to start getting your horse ready for the competition season ahead! At The Insurance Emporium, we like to help you stay on top of the game, so our horse […]