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HOOF

HOOF

How complicated is hoof biochemistry? Very.  I was just on Facebook, looking at a query about how to improve hoof quality in horses. ‘Feed herbs’ was the one response. ‘Biotin’ was the next response. I…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Know your nosebands!

Know your nosebands!

It might be something you learnt about years ago at Pony Club, but with the vast array of nosebands available nowadays (and more emerging all the time!), it’s all too easy to forget which nosebands…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Does massage matter?

Does massage matter?

Managing Director of FMBs Therapy Systems, Serena Hickson, talks to us about the benefits of massage, and how there’s more than one way to provide this very useful type of therapy. Massage has been used…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Hydration of the Event Horse

Hydration of the Event Horse

Adequate pre, during and post competition hydration can be crucial to both the health and success of the event horse. Dehydration can not only cause serious health conditions such as collapse, exhaustion and even death,…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
What is topline and why is it important?

What is topline and why is it important?

As horsey people, we are always using the word ‘topline’, it’s a term banded about with monotonous regularity.  But what does it really mean and why do horses need it? And most importantly, how do…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Tryptophan – Does it Work as a Calmer?

Tryptophan – Does it Work as a Calmer?

Tryptophan has recently had a large amount of bad press as regards its use as a calmer for horses. For example, a friend recently sent me this review of L-Tryptophan as a calmer for horses: http://bit.ly/1A8hRaS.…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
FEEL THE PULSE….

FEEL THE PULSE….

Managing Director of FMBs Therapy Systems, Serena Hickson, talks to us about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), how this works, what it does and why many leading riders use it as part of their horses’…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
When to feed joint supplements…and what to buy

When to feed joint supplements…and what to buy

There’s no two ways about it, event horses put a lot of pressure on their joints when training and competing – just watching a horse jump a relatively modest fence and looking at the joints…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
INTRODUCING – Beryl Shuttleworth, The Herbal Horse

INTRODUCING – Beryl Shuttleworth, The Herbal Horse

Beryl Shuttleworth – The Herbal Horse We are delighted to introduce Beryl Shuttleworth to the EWW Team. Beryl will be writing some fascinating scientific based articles on the use of supplements in equines. Here are…