Archive for the ‘The Arena’ Category

 

Different types of horse insurance

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Owning a horse is a wonderful life decision, although we can all agree that they can be extremely high maintenance and expensive. The fees quickly add up when you include purchase price, feed, training, stables, and cost

Training tips for your horse

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Training is an imperative part of owning a horse as it allows you to bond with your horse whilst teaching them the basic skills. In the initial days of training, it is important to know how they react to certain situatio

Coping with the loss of your horse

Monday, January 29th, 2018
As a horse can be a huge part of your life, the grief we experience when they pass away can be unfathomable. Even as old age comes in to play, there is nothing that can properly prepare you for the pain that you will fee

Desensitising your horse

Friday, January 19th, 2018
As you begin to train your horse you will realise that no matter their age, they will most likely have to become desensitised to something. Desensitising refers to applying a stimulus to your horse until a response is el

Fly control and prevention

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
All horse owners know that one some of the biggest pests in summer are flies! They’re not only annoying but can attack us and our horses with diseases that can be serious. We’ll take a look at everything you need to

Safety tips for floating your horse

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Whether it is taking your horse to an event or moving them from their paddock, floating your horse is a big part of many owners’ lives. This is why it is so important to have proper safety procedures in place for both

Heat stress in horses

Friday, December 1st, 2017
As summer comes around, the temperatures are set to reach extremes. The hot weather along with the humidity can have a dramatic effect on the health of your horse and their performance if not managed correctly. Due to ho

Mosquito prevention

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Mosquito numbers flourish as we come out of the wet winter, meaning these annoying pests may be around for a bit longer than normal. Not only do they cause an irritating bite, mosquitoes are carriers of a number of disea

Ross River Fever

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Mosquitoes are on the rise, with many of them carrying diseases that are harmful to both humans and horses. One of these illnesses is Ross River Fever (RRF) which is commonly spread through the warmer months in Australia

Horse body language

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
The key to working successfully with your horse is being able to read their body language and knowing what they are feeling at any given time. Horses are continuously ‘talking’ to us through their posture, expression