These factsheets will help you make sure your horse gets first class care.
Care of the companion horseThis factsheet will help you understand how to care for a companion horse. Care of the older horseFind out how to care for an older horse. Choosing a riding horseJust like people, no two horses are alike and this factsheet will help you find your perfect match. Code to the countryside There’s nothing better than a trip to the countryside – you just can’t beat that lovely fresh air for dusting off the cobwebs. Whether you’re a dog walker, horse rider or picnicking family don’t forget that it’s there for everyone to enjoy and it’s also a working environment. Read our tips for how to have a great day out while staying safe and respecting the countryside… Correctly fitting tack Learn about your horse’s tack and how to make sure it fits correctly. Cutting cost without compromising on welfareEquine charities receive a large number of calls every month from horse owners seeking alternative homes for their animals Essential hoof careLearn all about hoof care and what you can do to keep your horse’s feet in good shape. Feeding and wateringLearn the golden rules of feeding and watering your horse. Loading and transporting horsesRead our advice on transporting horses, including teaching them to load happily and safely. Responsible rehomingEquine charities receive a large number of calls every month from horse owners seeking alternative homes for their animals. Safety around horsesHorses are big animals and they can sometimes be unpredictable. This factsheet has advice on how to stay safe around them. Stabling and liveryFrom grass-kept to full livery – find out what’s the best option for you and your horse. The field-kept horse Read our tips for keeping your field-kept horse happy and healthy. Trailer safetyIf you betray a horse’s trust in you by not ensuring your trailer is safe, the consequences can be devastating. A horse will suffer terrible injuries if it goes through the floor or ramp, even if the trailer is parked, and faces risk of death if mechanical failure causes an accident. Worm control and pasture management Worms can be extremely harmful to horses and prevention is better than cure, as this factsheet explains. Yard safety and securityFire and theft are two of the biggest hazards facing horse owners. Find out how to keep your yard as safe and secure as possible.