Horse management

Inflatable helmet for riders

With safety a hot topic in equestrian we thought we'd show you an unusual inflatable helmet concept  – could it work for horse riders?

The recently launched National Equine Database (NED) provides a link between horse owners requiring refuge and landholders who can temporarily house animals

Certain groups of horses require starch for optimal performance—growing youngsters and many equine athletes, for example. What lies behind the current low-starch craze?

Vitamin E is abundant in fresh grass but when there is little or no fresh grass available where can your horse get it from?

How to bandage a horse tail

Thanks to the British Grooms Association for this helpful video on the correct way to apply a tail bandage

This instructive video takes you through the possible causes of abscesses and lameness in horses, what to look for and how it is diagnosed and treated


The 2016 version of the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List will come into force on 1st January 2016 and there are a small number of changes that all competitors should be aware of

Plants poisonous to horses

How much do you know about the many plants that grow in Australia which are potentially poisonous to horses? This free guide is an essential for all horse owners


The World Horse Welfare, the official charity for the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, produces some very good educational videos for the care and management of horses; this one covers the various methods to control your horses weight and why it is important to do so

Six years of FEI-funded research was presented at the at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne in order to form a basis for developing performance standards for Jumping surfaces