The Horse Health Report: The Most Common Horse Conditions of 2023

Posted on May 21, 2024 at 2:10 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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 […]

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EAT LIKE A HORSE – FOODS THAT HORSES CAN AND CAN’T EAT

Posted on April 26, 2024 at 9:54 am by The Insurance Emporium

We love our horses; there are currently 847,000 horses in the UK alone, and we love making them happy and giving them treats. But despite the well-known saying ‘eat like a horse’, you can’t just give a horse anything to eat, apart from the fact that they’re herbivores, they have a very complicated digestive system. […]

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Top Eight Plants That Are Poisonous For Horses – What You Need To Know

Posted on November 17, 2023 at 12:39 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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, […]

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All Horses Great And Small – A Guide To Horse Breeds

Posted on September 5, 2023 at 3:51 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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 […]

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Tips For Taking Your Horse On Holiday In The UK – Why You Shouldn’t Plan It On The Hoof

Posted on June 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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 […]

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On The Pull – How To Find The Best Horse Trailer

Posted on April 25, 2023 at 10:21 am by The Insurance Emporium

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; […]

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Taking Up Horse Riding In Later Life

Posted on March 13, 2023 at 1:42 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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 […]

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LAMINITIS IN HORSES

Posted on February 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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.  

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Sarcoids in Horses: What You Need to Know

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 10:30 am by The Insurance Emporium

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 […]

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Castration in Horses: What You Need to Know

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm by The Insurance Emporium

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. […]

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