Bonfire night can be a cause for concern for horse owners, as even the most sensible horse can be frightened by fireworks. With bonfire night extending over the weeks leading up to and after the 5th November, planning during this extended period is key to help reduce stress and anxiety.
For every stallion owner, increasing and maintaining the fertility rate of the stallion is a constant challenge. Covering a full book of mares can be stressful and a set of best practices are essential to making sure your stallion is performing to the best of his ability. Here are some top stallion feeding tips that can help to keep your stallion fit.
Horse eventing at all levels requires an event horse that possesses athleticism, concentration, agility and stamina. Making sure that your event horse is getting all the nutrition they need from their diet will help to ensure they can perform to the best of their ability.
Having a horse on box rest can be extremely stressful for both horse and owner. It usually involves more cost through bedding and more time spent mucking out. It can be especially difficult if the horse was fit and in full work and injury has caused them to be on box rest. One minute they are being worked hard every day and the next they are asked to stand in a stable for 24 hours a day. It is therefore no wonder that some horses don’t settle straight away.
Improving your preparation and ‘ring craft’ at shows can really help to ‘catch the judge’s eye’ and wow them with that winning performance. Blue Chip founder and successful show horse producer Clare Blaskey has an enviable track record in the show ring. Clare has won the Best Trained Show Horse at the National Championships ten times. To see her latest winning performance on I’m Blue Chip Too, visit https://www.bluechipfeed.com/best-trained/ Clare has been placed at many major top shows including HOYS, where Clare’s horses have competed almost every year since she was 5 years old. Clare has put together her top tips for horse showing from her wealth of experience, to help improve confidence and help you show off your horse...