Current Issues

As with any industry, especially those which involve animals, there are always issues around management, regulations and welfare. Here we aim to keep you up to date with current issues affecting the equestrian industry. From changes to racing rules, to riders actions at competitions to the horse population crisis. We aim to bring you the latest.

Scottie in his pen

It was announced last night that stricter measures are being put in place to try and stop the spread of Covid-19. These measures include only leaving the house for essentials such as food and medical shopping and only going outside your property for exercise once a day. There has been…

showjumping scottie no refusals here and setting goals for the future

I nearly always carry a whip when I ride. It’s habit more than anything else and I find it a helpful tool. But the use of a whip is always a hot topic, especially when it comes to public perception of equestrian sport. This week I also saw a really…

Scottie all clipped, lameness in horses

Since Scottie first went lame in October, I feel like I have been very hot… okay borderline obsessive about his soundness. Now I have never had a fantastic eye for lameness. Obviously I can see if they are hopping lame or even 5/10s I would like to say I would…

scottie looking sleepy and off, why you need to know the vital signs

Today came the announcement that Horse Racing will resume tomorrow after just 0.5% of horses tested had the virus. I believe the British Horse Racing Authority made the right decision postponing racing for a week to establish how widespread the virus was. These actions have meant that the virus is…