Castration in Horses: What You Need to Know

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 in Horses: How Serious Are They?

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 […]


The Importance of Equine Yard Biosecurity

When choosing a yard to keep your horse, it’s important to consider biosecurity; as it can be an important step in minimising the spread of infectious disease. The importance of yard biosecurity has been highlighted in the past few years, particularly with last year’s outbreak of equine influenza and, more recently, equine herpesvirus outbreak. We’ve […]


Am I too Old to Learn to Ride a Horse?

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 […]


Christmas Gift Ideas for your Horse

You enjoy so many magical adventures with your horse throughout the year, and Christmas is no exception! While they might not be joining you at the table for Christmas dinner, you might still want to get them a yuletide present. If you’re looking for inspiration, then look no further, as we’re sharing our run down […]


Our Guide to the Olympia Horse Show 2019

We might all be gearing up to get ready for Christmas, but before the year comes to an end there are still some magical adventures to be had in the equestrian world! The Olympia Horse Show will be taking place between the 16th and the 22nd of December, and promises to be as spectacular as […]


Equine Passports: Know the Facts

Did you know that all horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and zebras are required to have an equine passport, even if they never travel further than their field? Here at The Insurance Emporium, when dealing with claims, we often find that horse owners can be complacent about updates to the information on their horse’s passport. This […]


How to Choose the Right Horse for you

Buying a horse can be the first step on a magical adventure! It’s a big decision, however, and not one to be taken lightly, especially if it’s a brand new experience. Finding the right horse to meet your needs can take a lot of time and thought. That’s why we’ve come up with a list […]


HORSE TRAILERS: TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH YOUR HORSE

Whether you’re competing, trail riding or simply moving to a new yard or stable, you’re likely to travel with your horse at some point! This can be a lot of fun, and the start of a brand new adventure for you and your equine friend. It can also be quite stressful for both parties, especially […]


IS YOUR HORSE READY FOR WINTER?

As the nights draw in and evenings in by the fire become more tempting, it’s important not to neglect the needs of your horse! Equine care during winter can come with its own challenges, and it’s always best to be prepared for the season ahead. We spoke to our horse health expert to find out […]