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Sunday, 14 October 2012

The horse's digestion - video

This "3D Horse Digestion Guide" made for Purina Mills TV shows the detail of how a horse breaks down its food and the process of digestion. Understanding the horse's digestive system will really help you to understand the importance of the rules of feeding.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Horse Addiction Disorder

HAD (Horse Addiction Disorder) refers to the psychological dependence on equines.
Unfortunately there is no known cure for this condition as deprivation is likely to lead to the sufferers actively seeking and/or approaching random equines. Not only could this pose potential dangers to the individual, but this behaviour inevitably reinforces the sufferer’s obsession with horses. In other words it's a vicious circle! HAD sufferers should be permitted their equine time despite the negative consequences which include: significantly reduced social hours with non horsey people, decreased regard for personal appearance and the strong possibility of their obsession causing poverty.
HAD sufferers are generally happy people, in fact all of them will tell you they don't suffer from this condition, they survive because of it!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Responsiblities of horse ownership

Click the above link to read the British Equine Veterinary Association Trust pdf written by Rachel Murray MA VetMB MS PHD Dip ACVS ECVS MRCVS of the Animal Health Trust Newmarket.

Responsiblities to the horse: Nutrition & shelter
Responsiblities to others.
Responsiblities to the environment