AskHQ: Fitting a rug

Q: How do you check if a rug fits your horse? A: Having a rug that fits your horse is important to keep your horse comfortable and avoiding rubbing. To…

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White House Stud and Equestrian Centre

HQ caught up with James White of White House Stud and Equestrian Centre. Check out this yard, and James's CV!! Tell us about your yard.  White House Stud and Equestrian…

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Read more about the article Moving yards
Inspect the stables thoroughly and ensure that they are safe.

Moving yards

Problem: I need to move livery yards, but don’t really know what I’m looking for. Solution: There are several things to consider when choosing a livery yard that suits you…

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AskHQ: White line disease

Q: What is white line disease? A: The white line is the area on the ground surface of the foot that appears as a narrow ring at the outside of…

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The horse’s digestive system

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]orses are trickle feeders and non-ruminant herbivores, meaning that they are designed to graze for most of the day on vegetation, and process their feed through one stomach chamber. The…

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Read more about the article From groom to rider
Share the passion with your grooms and teach them to ride

From groom to rider

There are many good reasons to invest in expanding your groom’s skill set. For a start, he is the one spending the most time with your horse, some 10 (or…

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Read more about the article Good grass: types of roughage
We as horse owners want our horses to be healthy, happy and taken care of - especially when it comes to nutrition and condition

Good grass: types of roughage

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are various roughage options available for the South African horse. The main options include lucerne hay, teff, Eragrostis curvula, Rhodes grass and oat hay. Roughage should be chosen to…

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Washing your horse in 7 steps

The first step to getting any horse clean and tidy is, of course, a bath. It’s best to bathe your horse the day before you plan to give him a…

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