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I hope you’re all keeping well and have been enjoying the fantastic weather. Anybody else ever get frustrated with technology? I’m currently sat here trying to put my entries in for some horse trials. This usually is a very simple job. Not today! Every time I get to enter in the third horse and go to press save, draft or complete, the screen goes blank. End of story, start again! Hence I thought I’d change tactics and write my blog.My children are all on summer holidays so we have been having a fabulous time at home and away with the horses. My husband and I managed to get a two day break to Ballathie house. We were meant to go in January as a Christmas present, finally made it in June and celebrated our wedding anniversary. The last few months have been manic but wonderful fun.So in brief; Drumany has continued eventing. Her dressage has been improving, still rather tense but we are staying in the arena. Showjumping really varies depending on if her head is with us or she is starry-eyed. Cross country – she is phenomenal! Millie has been gaining mileage showjumping and doing some work in hunters. In her last competition she was third in an open, jumped fabulously. I’m hoping to enter her in a BE80 at Northallerton, well, that’s if I can get my entries to go onto the system 🤦🏻♀️. Millie 3rd 143cm m & m open Scottish friends We have two new girls on the block. The first being Rocaille or Ki to her friends. She is owned and bred by my friend Sam Ritson by one of my sister stallions, Crackenthorpe Rococo. We sadly lost Rococo earlier this month which was rather an unexpected shock but we had to do the right thing by him. Ki did her first horse trials at the weekend at Warwick gaining fifth in the BE 80. She is stepping up to 90 next weekend only as I’m competing with Millie the day the 80s run. The showjumping may be our weaker element but the cross country she is a dream. Ki Warwick BE80 5th The second new addition is Peepings Daisy, a 3yrs old Fell pony. She has been living on the fell her entire life, only seeing people when she was microchiped and on the yearly roundup. So it’s safe to say she is semi-wild. I have left her to gain her confidence and trust in humans,with my mum, Anne Chappelhow. I didn’t feel it was sensible to bring her back to my house when children may let her out. Oh yes I nearly forgot, My wagon had gone to the mechanics for a routine thing, so I thought it would only be there the afternoon. The Wagon ended up staying longer than initially thought and I decided to go showjumping, so popped in to get my gear. It wasn’t there! Highest praise goes to the western Cumbria task force police for recovering all of my items. Thanks to the power of Facebook an officer on the case saw my post and linked the cases disappointingly the police system hadn’t done this. Oops!Since then the wagon has had a revamp and previously could only carry two big horses due to lack of space. Now thanks...read more
All-equestrian.co.uk was born from two horsey loving women who wanted to make the buying and selling of horses and ponies that little bit easier. “The big problem with buying a horse, especially in today’s competitive buying market, is that you easily lose track of who you’ve called, messaged, emailed, who said what to you about which horse and who you need to call back. It can be a logistical nightmare!” said Jan Birley, one of the All-Equestrian founders. With a free account on all-equestrian.co.uk, you simply ‘heart’ an advert and when you view your list of favourited adverts, you can then add notes against each one, helping you to keep a track of all your enquiries, in one simple place. It’s simple but quite revolutionary. Of course, all-equestrian.co.uk is not just for horses and ponies. In fact, you can sell anything equestrian on there. For tack and other equestrian goods, you can sell either at a fixed price or at auction where you set the starting price.There are no charges for listing on all-equestrian.co.uk and there are no commission fees. If you’re paying for adverts, you’re paying too much!Sign up for your free account, list any horse, pony or item for sale and you will automatically be entered into the All-Equestrian free draw to win an original equine painting worth over £500. Follow...read more
All Equestrian is a complete marketplace for buying and selling everything relating to equestrianism. List horses, ponies, transport and properties for sale. Auction your second-hand tack, clothes, yard equipment and other equestrian items for extra cash. Our site lets you easily keep track of items you’re interested in buying and offers a quick and easy option to get your items listed for sale. Search for whatever you’re interested in finding using our simple keyword search, that lets you home in on just the right results for you. All Equestrian is a trading style of Principus Studios Ltd Manor FarmSouth End LaneGooleDN14 0EQ Follow...read more
All Equestrian is a complete marketplace for buying and selling everything relating to equestrianism. List horses, ponies, transport and properties for sale. Auction your second-hand tack, clothes, yard equipment and other equestrian items for extra cash. Our site lets you easily keep track of items you’re interested in buying and offers a quick and easy option to get your items listed for sale. Search for whatever you’re interested in finding using our simple keyword search, that lets you home in on just the right results for you. https://www.all-equestrian.co.uk All Equestrian is a trading style of Principus Studios Ltd Manor FarmSouth End LaneGooleDN14 0EQ Follow...read more
We are delighted to announce that Keyflow® Sensi-Care®, our new cereal-free feed, ideal for sensitive horses, is now available from your retailer. Keyflow® Sensi-Care®is exceptionally low in sugar and starch and high in fibre, with the added benefit of digestive support from Protexin® probiotics.Keyflow® Sensi-Care® provides soothing and settling nutrition for horses and ponies prone to gastric ulcers, fizzy behaviour and who can be fussy with their feed.Features & BenefitsFree from cereal grainHigh in fibre Very low sugar (3.8%) and starch (8%)Non-heating cool conditionExceptional digestive support from Protexin® probiotics and prebiotics Added omega 3 for all round health and vitalityHigh quality proteins for healthy muscle functioning, development and repairContains sunflower seeds to provide antioxidant benefits Coconut flavouring to tempt the fussiest and pickiest eaters Molasses-free Concentrated formulationWe have feedback already from this brand new product that you can feed with confidence. “Tia is a British Warmblood who is just entering her 11th year. I bought her last year from the field, after falling in love with her straight away. We have completed some British Showjumping so far and the Army Hunter Trials, but I would love to event her. We moved yards in September and unfortunately Tia’s behaviour started to change. In late November Tia was diagnosed with squamous and glandular gastric ulcers. She started a course of treatment from the vets, but wasn’t holding her weight or condition very well throughout the process. On recommendation from a couple of friends, I emailed Keyflow and explained my situation. Grace recommended to start Tia on a diet of Pink Mash and Sensi-Care. Changing Tia’s feed has helped transform her. She has gained weight and condition, has now re-established her topline and most importantly has recently scoped clear from the ulcers. She looks and feels great, and I honestly believe the change in diet was a huge factor. With a bit more fittening work and schooling, hopefully we will get out eventing before the summer!”Sammy Langdon and Tia To read more about Keyflow® Sensi-Care® please follow the link below..https://keyflowfeeds.com/horse-feeds/sensi-care/To request a FREE sample click here!The Keyflow Advice and Support Teamkeyflowfeeds.com01672 email@example.com Follow...read more
The relationship with energy is always a tricky one. Dietary energy is basically a measure of the calories consumed which can be in different forms, water soluble (sugars) and structural or non-soluble. Many of us may find that during the summer our horses and ponies have either too much energy, and can show fizzy behaviour, or sometimes the opposite and not have enough energy.Whilst diet is often implicated there are many other factors to consider, including your horses level of fitness, having variety in their work and training, their management regime and their overall health and well-being.One of our most commonly asked questions on our advice line during the summer months is how to ensure the good doer on a restricted diet for weight control, has enough energy for the work it is doing. As with our own bodies, we cannot directly control whether the calories we eat are used for exercise or condition! What we can do to is to provide the correct source of energy at the correct time. We often underestimate the level of fitness our horse or pony has and the amount of work it is doing. For example a two hour hack for a native pony, living on a small paddock or pen for restricted grazing would still cover less mileage than the same pony would cover on a daily basis in a free living natural environment. Therefore at a steady walk trot hack the level of fitness for competition will not be significantly increased and the calories utilised will still be low.Horses and ponies on restricted diets will often be lacking in micronutrients as they no longer have the freedom to browse and graze on a variety of forage and it’s likely that you will have reduced or removed any hard feed. These individuals will definitely benefit from a suitable balancer, such as Keyflow Perfect Balance™ or high specification vitamin or mineral supplement. It is important that the balancer or supplement contains high enough levels of the essential amino acids for muscle function and performance, and vitamins and minerals for example B vitamins for energy production and metabolism.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…To request a FREE sample of any of our feeds click here!The Keyflow Advice and Support Teamkeyflowfeeds.com01672 firstname.lastname@example.org Follow...read more
What the best piece of advice someone ever gave you ? Never forget the reason you wanted to do what you do when you began doing it. We see you training horses in the dark of the night , why is this? Well isn’t much reason behind it besides the number of horses I have in to train and the heat of summer hitting so early. However I’ve began to notice that the bond between my colts and I are stronger when I start them at night. What’s your views on the time taken to break/back a horse ? First of all I’m not a horse breaker I’m a horse trainer. Most may disagree but they are different. As a trainer, (it’s taken a long time to call myself that and actually believe it!) your often asked well how long will it take? To answer a question like that you better be able to see the future. One thing about horses that every one forgets or cares to realise is just because that aren’t shaped like us, talk like us or even interact like us, they still change on the daily like us. Don’t ask me how long it will take your horse to be ready, how long I will ride/work with your horse each day or if they will be at a certain level by the time they come home! Cause if you do, I’ll ask what time will you are going to make your significant other mad tomorrow. What are your tips for a horse that won’t load or is a bad traveller ? Tip for the horse that won’t load is to build a pen for the horse using the trailer as part of the pen. Feed and water your horse inside the trailer, yes your horse will eventually get hungry and thirsty but he will end up in the trailer and realize that it’s not such a horrible place to be (unless your driving record is less than perfect). As far as a bad traveler I’ve gotten to the point that it’s a lot easier on me and my horses to just use the paste that calms them while being hauled What are the first things you concentrate on when you start to train a horse? I like to focus on gaining their trust and getting them used to the saddle and bridle as well as soft in the bridle. I do what I can to get them to the point of being soft before I get on them so that when I do step on for the first time I’ve got control of their feet. How would you start working with an extremely nervous horse or wild horse? Slowly and softly. A little saying I tell people is that “The mind of a horse is a complex, powerful machine. Yet it’s simple, soft and innocent. While we are molding their minds move slow and steady, don’t rush and ruin.” When do you consider a horse trained and ready to go ? When they are at the point you want them. Each horse is different and each owner has a different meaning of trained and ready to go. What do you mean in USA when you say the horse is dead broke ? A dead...read more
With leading vets from Synovium Horse Health Synovium’s head vet, Drs SHL Donker DVM says; ‘Arthritis is one of the most common ailments we see affecting horses, especially in later life.’ Arthritis can present itself in horses of any age, but it is usually more common in senior horses. The chronic progressive form, known as Degenerative Joint Disease, or osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and progresses over time. Osteoarthritis (OA) refers to a degeneration of the articular cartilage and bone of the joint. This leads to pain, lameness, and restricted mobility. More than 60% of equine lameness is based on OA (Caron & Genovese 2003) Equine arthritis can affect any high motion joint in the body but is usually most prevalent in the lower, weight bearing joints (fetlocks, coffin bones, and hocks) Joints explained. A joint connects two or more bones. Most joints in the body are mobile, allowing the bones to move in relationship to each other. Joints are held together by the joint capsule; the thin inner lining of the joint capsule is the synovial membrane which produces synovial fluid to lubricate the joint. The ends of the bones are covered by a smooth layer of articular cartilage. Cartilage is made up of two major components, 60% Collagen (Type II) and 30% proteoglycan. Looking out for the signs of arthritisEarly detection and treatment are crucial, here are some signs to look out for: Stiffness that gets better as your horse warms up.Lameness or pain on flexion.Swelling around a joint.Difficulty getting up and down.Change in behaviour Treatment of arthritis in horsesThere is still no known cure for osteoarthritis (OA) today. The goals of an optimal arthritis treatment are to improve quality of life by minimizing pain and discomfort and in addition to help slow down the progression of joint degeneration.Management is important, ensure you maintain your horse’s ideal bodyweight preventing unnecessary strain on joints and muscles. Maintain a good exercise routine which should be appropriate for your horse’s age and fitness level.Several clinical studies in dogs and horses have demonstrated the efficacy of a Bioactive Collagen Peptide (BCP®) treatment in the management of OA.The nutritional supplement Synovium® Agility helps address the cause of the disease by supporting the stimulation of joint cartilage metabolism. Helping to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) and break the vicious cycle of joint degeneration.Consequently, supplementation of Bioactive Collagen Peptides can help to improve and maintain joint health in horses and contribute towards preserving mobility and quality of life. www.synovium.co.uk www.synovium.co.uk/products/synovium-agility/ Follow...read more
Beta Alanine is an amino acid that supports muscle performance by allowing the natural ability of the muscles to deal with lactic acid build up, this is important for the performance horse. Carnosine (a mini protein or dipeptide) is a natural buffer against lactic acid build up and it is formed in the body from the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine Horses can make carnosine themselves, which is beneficial because beta-alanine and carnosine are not present in vegetable material. L-Histidine is present in adequate quantities in horse feed. Beta-alanine is recognised as being the limiting factor to the rate and extent of carnosine synthesis in the muscles. Equine research shows that by adding a beta-alanine supplement to the feed can help increase the carnosine content in the muscles (Dunnet and Harris, 1999). This improves the horse’s ability to absorb acidification and to maintain intensive performance for longer periods. Scientists have continued to study beta-alanine, with a wealth of research being published on its positive effects on exercise performance. Synovium provides Beta alanine in their Myocare-E, an innovative muscle supplement supporting muscle physiology by: preventing muscle breakdown whilst supporting muscle development with HMB (β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyric Acid) and Lysinereducing muscle acidification and supporting recovery with Beta Alanine, stimulating Carnosine (a protein building block) in the musclesimproving muscle endurance, energy, and stamina Synovium Myocare-E vet supplement contains: Vitamin E 80000 IU / kgSelenium 20000 mcg / kgLysine 480g / kgArginine 80g / kgBeta alanine 80g / kgHMB (β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid) 120g / kg Find out more about Myocare-E https://www.synovium.co.uk/products/synovium-myocare-e/ Synovium Horse Health, Vetmarx BV Follow...read more
This week the Keyflow team have been inundated with adorable photos of Keyflow fed foals! It has been a great week for new arrivals! Who doesn’t love a foal photo! Feeding a broodmare and her developing foal can be daunting, especially if it is the first time you have bred from your mare. The Keyflow range keeps it simple and removes confusion with our two unique stud feeds, Nurture; a complete high fibre feed, and Nurture Pro; a concentrated stud balancer. When we think of feeding our youngstock, broodmares and stallions, we have to ask ourselves – what do they actually NEED and why? As always, correct nutrition should begin with a high fibre base from forage such as grass, hay, haylage or additional chopped or soaked fibre. We can help you to evaluate the fibre and forage you feed, assessing the contribution it makes to the overall nutrition and therefore recommending the best supplementary or hard feed to achieve a balanced diet. We ensure that your mare is receiving all that she needs to supply her foal with the correct levels of vitamins, minerals and proteins in utero and whilst lactating. This can be done using a complete feed, such as Nurture or a concentrated stud balancer, such as Nurture Pro. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…The Keyflow Advice and Support Teamkeyflowfeeds.com01672 email@example.com Follow...read more