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    Before taking that giant leap and purchasing your first horse, you will want to take a lot of things into account. For starters, it is vital that you appreciate the financial implications of taking on a horse. The number of abandoned horses in the UK is rising, and this is partly due to the fact that some people are unable to afford the cost of keeping these animals and make the purch...

    It is very likely that at some point, a horse owner will need to attempt to move their horse, either to a vet, to another stable or to a show. There are a couple of different methods for transporting a horse, each of which has their advantages and disadvantages. And there are a number of ways that you can help your horse cope with the process.  In this guide we will help explain to you...

    photo credit: Finnhorse in a forest via photopin (license)     Pick the perfect name for your new horse or foal   Spring is prime time for picking the perfect horse name for your new foal, or maybe you made a new purchase on Horsemart and are now the proud owner of a young bay and fancy a name change? Whatever the reason, picking a good hor...

    The first thing you must decide when buying a horse box is whether you are going to buy a second hand horse box or a new horsebox for sale. When you buy a horse box you have to consider many different factors, there are many different sizes available on the market as well as horse boxes with lots of different features and facilities to suit your needs.     Some horse boxes are...

    It is not difficult cleaning a horsebox, but it's sometimes hard knowing where to begin. Whilst cleaning, you simply need to apply the same principles as you do when you clean your home. It is particularly important to clean your horsebox if your it includes a living space so that it is not damaging to the horses or those staying there.    Before tackling the cleaning, sim...

    Right, Halloween is behind us, and it is nearly Bon Fire Night, which means that Christmas is steadily trotting towards us - excuse the pun. And you know what that means. It is time to start planning your Christmas shopping.    Here at Horsemart, we know that a lot of you would love to treat your horse this Christmas with a lovely bundle of pressies. So, we teamed up with our ...

    Presumably your friend either owns a horse or horse rides, however there are presents in this list that could be for those who ride or those who simply admire. Depending on your relationship and budget, there are gifts suitable for all.   1. Horsey horsey don’t you stop… How about a simple one to start: this is a great present for anyone who loves horses. You ...

    We have picked the best 5 presents that we think your horse will enjoy. They vary in price and size to cater for everyone’s needs, however each is a special as the next. All these gifts mentioned are to maximise the comfort and happiness of your horse.   1. Toys and treats The first one is an obvious and inexpensive one. When your horse has been locked in its stable ...

    Whether you’re an owner placed in the tricky position of not having enough spare time to dedicate to your horse or an equestrian enthusiast without the resources to provide full care for a horse, a horse share scheme could be the perfect compromise.   Entering into a horse share agreement can often be the perfect compromise for both parties and will be particularly beneficial...

    Ever wondered what exercise plan you should use? Or what you should plan to do if your horse has had a little holiday? Horsemart reader Erin Ronan shares a sample “back into work” horse exercise plan which has proved effective for her.   To work on your horse's fitness you should gradually work over a period of weeks, this is so your horse’s body can adjust to...

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