Horses

How to fit a western saddle

An ill-fitting saddle can affect performance and even cause behavioural problems and back injur...

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Cinnamon, the fat-fighter

Obesity and insulin resistance are common problems today. Cinnamon is a useful treatment, says ...

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Are worms troubling your horse?

Is your horse in poor condition, despite receiving good food? Worms could be the problem, says ...

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Dealing with equine sarcoids

A sarcoid can occur on any horse (or indeed, any equid) and can be troublesome if it grows in v...

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Training western pleasure horses

In South Africa, western pleasure is a discipline largely reserved for children. In the US, thi...

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Remedy for gastric ulcers

Ulcers are a common problem in horses. The good news is that they can be treated naturally and ...

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Dealing with horse allergies

The weather is beautiful at this time of the year. However, this is also when horses suffer mos...

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Beware of impaction colic

Drought-stricken pasture can produce drier intestinal contents that are more likely to get stuc...

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Help! My horse is choking

Choke in horses is caused by an obstruction of the oesophagus, not the windpipe, and urgent vet...

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Paint, pinto or piebald?

The old English terms for a white horse with black patches and a white horse with chestnut or b...

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Grow these plants to help get rid of summer bugs

As always, the warmer weather has brought a crop of pests. Kim Dyson provides a useful list of ...

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Watch out for eye infections

Eye infections and injuries should always be regarded as emergencies and treated accordingly. T...

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Lumpy skin disease, three-day stiff sickness outbreaks in SA

Outbreaks of lumpy skin disease and three-day stiff sickness have been widely reported across So...