Riders should be very careful about giving horses supplements before competitions, cautions Dr Mac.
Only when a horse has the correct lead is it balanced and safe to ride at a canter, says Dr Mac.
To make sure a mare conceives, you have to get the timing precisely right, so planning is crucial. Dr Mac explains.
Flystrike can be just as problematic in horses as in sheep, says Dr Mac.
When a horse that has previously done well starts to misbehave at shows, you can be fairly certain that it’s nervous and needs habituation, says Dr Mac.
Get the sweat out of your horse, as well as dirt and loose hairs. Dr Mac shows how.
The frog acts as a shock absorber for the foot as it strikes the ground. If the frog is infected with thrush, your horse will be reluctant to walk and...
Breed, conformation and supply and demand are among the factors that affect the price of a horse, explains Dr Mac.
Hanging baskets will brighten up your stable yard and keep away flies, mosquitoes and other annoying pests, by Kim Dyson.
Owners of broodmares should ensure that their animals’ feed is optimal and the timing is right, says Dr Mac.
Magnesium sulphate has a wide range of medicinal uses for humans, from easing inflammation to acting as a laxative. And it’s no less useful on horses, says Kim Dyson.
An ill-fitting saddle can affect performance and even cause behavioural problems and back injuries in a horse. Follow these few simple techniques to ensure a good fit, says Dr Mac.