Earlier this week Panorama on BBC aired a show about the dark side of horse racing, what happens to the horses when they retire from racing. I think racing fans… Read More »My reaction to Panorama’s Dark Side of Horse Racing… Euthanasia
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.
Trimming whiskers is something what has always been considered common practice. Certain disciplines, such as showing, it was almost a requirement to remove your horses whiskers. But with more and… Read More »Trimming whiskers illegal in FEI competition
Over the weekend a distressing photo appeared on social media showing racehorse trainer Gordon Elliot posing with a dead horse on the gallops. While at first it was unknown whether… Read More »Gordon Elliott Scandal puts Tiger Roll’s 3rd National at risk
With just a few months to go, everyone is starting to talk about the Grand National. Last year I was all geared up for seeing Tiger Roll take on the… Read More »Should Tiger Roll run in the Grand National?
Cloning as a technology has been around for a long time now. The first animal, Dolly the sheep, was successfully cloned in 1996. The first horse was cloned in 2003… Read More »How could cloning save breeds, species and diversity.
No matter where you live, during 2020 you have probably experienced some kind of lockdown due to Covid 19. Each country has had different rules but most of us have had some… Read More »Why Lockdown should make us question how we stable our horses.
I don’t know about you, but during lockdown we have seen a rise of people wandering onto our yard, into our fields and touching our horses. It is driving us… Read More »Townies flock to the countryside to pamper horses