EquiPepper was born from Ruby’s love of Thoroughbreds and her desire to improve the reputation of Ex Racehorses. While studying Equine Science at University Ruby purchased her first ex racehorse and documented her progress retraining Scottie from racehorse to riding horse. This online diary became a university project and then evolved into EquiPepper, an award-winning Equine Blog dedicated to racehorse retraining. 

We strive to answer all those burning questions you have about ex racehorses. Do ex racehorses make good riding horses? Why are ex racehorses so cheap? What problems do ex racehorses have? We answer all of these and give plenty more advice on buying, owning and riding ex racehorses in our dedicated Racehorse Retaining category.

But it’s not just thoroughbreds and ex racehorses. Ruby really believes that the more horse owners know, the better our horse’s welfare and she isn’t afraid to talk about the sensitive topics! On EquiPepper you will find everything from making sure your horse gets the best care and management, to helping you reach your competition goals, we have you covered. There are also product reviews and the latest equestrian news, to make sure you get your horsey fix on every visit.

Latest Posts

What insurance do I NEED for my horse? *Partnered*

Finding the right insurance for your horse can feel like a minefield and it can be difficult to know where...
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What insurance do I NEED for my horse? *Partnered*

A Bump In The Road

Scottie has been looking and feeling incredible, especially since his steroid injection. Every ride has felt better than the last....
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A Bump In The Road

Research suggests that older mares are more likely to have fillies

Researchers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Geras in Brazil have found a potential link between a mares age...
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Research suggests that older mares are more likely to have fillies

How hard is it to win the Grand Slam of Eventing?

The Grand Slam, or Triple Crown, of Eventing is when a rider wins back to back Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley...
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How hard is it to win the Grand Slam of Eventing?

Official Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear

I am really excited to announce that I am now an offical Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear! I included the...
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Official Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear

Latest News

Keep up to date with all your horse news in one place. From new research to competition results, from current events to professional rider updates, you can find it all here.

Badminton Cross Country & Final Results

There has been a lot of drama at Badminton this weekend. This is the first time since 2019 that this...
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Badminton Cross Country & Final Results

Eyes Turning to the Badminton Cross Country Course 2022

It's been an exciting few days of dressage for the first Badminton since 2019. All the top 10 riders are...
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Eyes Turning to the Badminton Cross Country Course 2022

Ex Racehorse & University Favourite at Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials kicks off tomorrow with the first horse inspection and alongside our usual coverage of the ex racehorses...
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Ex Racehorse & University Favourite at Badminton Horse Trials

Why it’s okay to eat horse

Being a horse owner, people always assume I am against people eating horse. I have had people try to wind...
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Why it’s okay to eat horse

Racing Is Changing Fence Colour To Improve Safety

Horse racing, in particular National Hunt racing, gets a lot of stick for not being safe and not putting the...
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Racing Is Changing Fence Colour To Improve Safety

Ruby is an Equine Science Graduate with a childhood love of thoroughbreds. Now working in Digital Marketing, she spends her free time working with ex racehorse Scottie and following her racehorses.

Highland Rain aka Scottie is the inspiration behind EquiPepper. But over the years there have been other horses and Ruby now owns shares in several racehorses.

Horse Health

Do you have questions about your horse’s health you feel silly asking? Or does your horse have a minor problem what has you stumped? Well here at EquiPepper we aim to answer all these questions for you and give you the tools to keep your horse in tip top condition.

What insurance do I NEED for my horse? *Partnered*

Finding the right insurance for your horse can feel like a minefield and it can be difficult to know where...
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What insurance do I NEED for my horse? *Partnered*

Why you should consider a Feed Balancer for your horse

How we feed our horses has drastically changed over the years. Gone are the days of feeding straights, working it...
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Why you should consider a Feed Balancer for your horse

A visit from the Nutritionist

Earlier this week we had a visit from a Nutritionist from Saracens Horse Feed. Usually this visit includes using a...
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A visit from the Nutritionist

NAF Glucosamine 10,000 Plus MSM Review

Just over 8 weeks ago I did a bit of research into a new joint supplement for Scottie. After his...
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NAF Glucosamine 10,000 Plus MSM Review

Grazing Systems for Weight Loss

We have a big issue with Equine Obesity in this country. It is one of the biggest killers of horses...
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Grazing Systems for Weight Loss

Product Reviews

Looking after horses is hard work, so you need to have the best products to help you get through. Here you can find all the reviews of the products we have used and loved to help you find the ones what work best for you.

Official Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear

I am really excited to announce that I am now an offical Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear! I included the...
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Official Brand Ambassador for Ponyo Horsewear

Affordable Racehorse Syndicates with The Owners Group

Horse racing is considered an elite sport, the richest people buy the best horses to race against each other for...
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Affordable Racehorse Syndicates with The Owners Group

NAF Glucosamine 10,000 Plus MSM Review

Just over 8 weeks ago I did a bit of research into a new joint supplement for Scottie. After his...
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NAF Glucosamine 10,000 Plus MSM Review

EquiNutritive Revive N’ Shine Skin & Coat Supplement Review

A little while ago I was contacted by EquiNutritive about trying some of their products. I recently reviewed their respiratory...
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EquiNutritive Revive N’ Shine Skin & Coat Supplement Review

EquiNutritive Breathe-Rite Respiratory Supplement Review

I was recently contacted by the lovely team at EquiNutritive about trying some of their products. For those of you...
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EquiNutritive Breathe-Rite Respiratory Supplement Review