Summer Hoof Care
Friday, 5 January 2024
Over the hot, dry summer months it is important to keep your horse’s hooves hydrated so they function correctly and you don’t have any issues. This is how I do it.
People seem to throw their hands up in horror over a bridle that has a crank noseband. I think it is because people associate a crank with it being cranked tight? Guess what, just because a bridle has a crank noseband, it doesn't mean you need to do it up tight!! In fact, IMO, no noseband should be tight on a horse. I prefer a crank noseband over a straight cavesson and here's why.
See less Facebook ads
Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Ads on Facebook serve a purpose. They mean Facebook is free for us to use but boy can they be a pain! It sometimes seems like you are seeing more ads than you are posts. I very rarely see a Facebook ad now and this is how I do it.
Last year I removed my horse from the grass to try and resolve some weird issues he was having. These are the things I have learnt about having horses off grass. Removing a horse from grass seems to be something that is recommended, in my opinion, far to quickly. It was an absolute last resort for me. Horses are designed to eat grass, not live not eating it but unfortunately that doesn't work for every horse. Having a horse off grass involves a lot more work and its very expensive so consider carefully if this is right for your horse. This is MY experience and should not replace qualified expert advice. If you are taking your horse off the grass, please talk to a nutritionist to make sure you have all their nutritional needs covered. It is NOT just a matter of not feeding them grass. You need to replace what they would be getting from the grass.
Marketplace is becoming more and more unsafe to buy from. It is attracting more scammers by the day. Everyday now I'm seeing posts from people who have bought something from marketplace, paid their money then they get blocked, their money is gone and they do not receive their purchase. There are a number of things you can do to try and stop this from happening to you. The best way is to not buy off marketplace!
Hay is bloody expensive and if your horses are like mine, they don't give a shit it costs a lot of money and, particularly this year, can be hard to come by. They stomp it into the ground and wee on it then get all annoyed their hay has wee on and they can’t eat it
I've found a few ways to make sure there is as little wastage as possible that works really well for my horses.
Had someone copy your Facebook account and send messages and friend requests to your friends? This is how you can help stop that from happening
Scammers are becoming more and more prolific and despite all the information out there about how to identify them, are still managing to take advantage of people. Scam websites and Facebook pages are very easy to spot if you know what you are looking for. Here are the main things to check if you aren’t sure about a website or Facebook page or profile.
Do you have a horse with white legs and are like me, don’t want to be spending hours before shows getting them glow in the dark white? This is how I do it. Minimal faffing required! This would also work for white or grey horses.
This time of the year flies are the bane of many horses lives. Annoying little buggers! I have been using a homemade remedy for years that I have found quite effective for my horses. I’ve seen different variations of a similar thing around but this is what works for me.