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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…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
ALLERGIES – WITH BERYL SHUTTLEWORTH

ALLERGIES – WITH BERYL SHUTTLEWORTH

Our resident supplements writer Beryl Shuttleworth from the The Herbal Horse and Pet kicks off her series with an overview of the science behind an equine allergic reaction.  Allergies Have you ever had the experience…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
AT FULL STRECH – WITH SUZANNAH POVEY

AT FULL STRECH – WITH SUZANNAH POVEY

For anyone that doesn’t know me, I’m an enthusiastic rider with 25+ years experience. I studied Equine Science at Chichester university, graduating in 2002. Realising there was no money in teaching, I fell into a…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
Flying Your Horse – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Flying Your Horse – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

EWW welcomes equine vet Gordon Sidlow to the team. Graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1984 Gordon worked for 11 years in large animal practice in mid Devon. In 1996 he moved overseas and…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
MANAGING HORSES ON HARD GROUND….

MANAGING HORSES ON HARD GROUND….

As we move into the middle of the eventing season, we hope to find that the weather improves and with it the ground conditions may get firmer. Many events make excellent preparations to allow for…