Breeding

Breeding horses is exciting yet daunting! With a degree in Equine Science; Breeding and Stud Management, here we aim to bring you all the information you need to make the right decisions when it comes to breeding. With step by step guides on how to breed your mare to insightful pieces about whether breeding is the right thing for you, we have everything you need to help answer all your breeding questions.

It has been a pretty exciting week here at EquiPepper with the announcement that we will be attending Olympia ‘Race Night’ as press! I can’t wait for this and have so many exciting ideas to bring you all the best from our time there, in the meantime keep your eyes…

totilas competing

It has recently been announced that top dressage stallion, Totilas’s stud fee will be reduced by £4128! This is a huge price drop and makes you question why? One of Totilas’s sons won the KWPN stallion competition. With such impressive stallions with the Totilas blood line, it is possible that…

peggie, a native pony prone to obesity

This post is about a little Welsh Section A mare called Peggy. Peggy and Ginny were my first experiences of non-riding school ponies. I must have been 12/13 at the time and was really excited and probably a bit too confident for my own good. Peggy was only a baby…

Not Own Photo, in process of referencing/deleting.

For those of you who follow horse racing, you might have heard about the ‘speed’ gene. Despite how it is often described, speed and racing performance is not dictated by this one gene, it is influenced by lots of genes and by environmental factors, especially training. However, this speed gene…

shetland pony

One of my assignments this semester is to put together a breed improvement scheme for a specific breed or type. I think this is going to be quite a fun assignment, although quite hard when it comes to talking about all the heritability bits and finding journal papers for references……

scottie competing in best condition

I really love genetics, especially when it comes to something complicated like coat colour, which is influenced by several genes. After a few lectures on coat genetics at University I just had to write this post sharing what I had discovered ad a lot of it is quite surprising. Did…