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    Horsemart is not just the no.1 marketplace for horses for sale, we also think it's important to share advice from horse experts and top riders. That's why we've created a hub of equine information and useful guides to fill your brain with. We have the most current, fulfilling content to share with you including how to ride, what to wear, how to groom and what to name your horse. Plus our breed guides can tell you everything you need to know about your favourite breed! 

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    Knowing where you stand is vital when entering into a livery yard agreement. An agreement can come in all different forms as a result of the different types of livery available (e.g. full, part, DIY etc), the facilities on offer, and the conditions of the yard. A livery agreement should always be in writing before the horse is placed in a livery yard. The proprietor of a livery yard should ...

    ArticleHow To - Health28-09-2017
    Kissing spine is a serious problem for horses that can cause them plenty of discomforts when out riding or even just in the stables. There are a number of symptoms of kissing spine, which are crucial to identify early on, to prevent the condition worsening. We reckon you should be able to recognise them yourself, but if you're unsure about the condition of your horse we recommend that you s...

    ArticleHow To - Health28-09-2017
    There are a number of horse health issues that are important to spot and treat early. Here at Horsemart we have a large number of advice articles and pages, which offer you plenty of information on a number of severe and not so severe conditions. And, in this article, we’re going to tell you all about the problem of ear mites in horses.   - Purchase any regular domes...

    ArticleHow to - Careers27-09-2017
    Ever wanted a career as a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and wondered what a typical day would include? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines specialises in treating animals and equine clients make up about 75% of her caseload. She has been riding for more than 20 years and owns an Arab and a Shetland pony. She gives us an overview of what it’s like to be a Chartered Ve...

    Maintaining a commendable quality of life for your horse can sometimes be tough, especially without any guidance. As a horse gets older they are far more vulnerable to disease and illness that could potentially threaten their later years. It’s daunting to think that keeping your horse in good health when they are much older depends on how you’ve treated them right from day one. ...

    ArticleHow To - Health27-09-2017
      Horse weights will vary drastically between breeds. As you're most probably already aware, horses can vary so much in size all the way from miniature horses to shire horses. Their weights, along with their sizes, also vary greatly. A 9-hand pony should weigh around 200kg, whereas a 16-hand Draught horse can weigh in excess of 850kg. The purpose of a horse will obviously affec...

    ArticleHow To - Health27-09-2017
    Arthritis is one of the most common ailments to affect horses, especially in later life. Therefore, it’s important to be in a position to spot the problem before it becomes a serious problem. With effective treatment, the problem can be controlled to an extent where a horse can still live a reasonable quality of life, so treating it quickly should be one of the top priorities of any c...

    ArticleHow to - Care27-09-2017
    Deciding whether or not to clip your horse will depend on what you are planning to do with your horse during the winter months. If you have a youngster or an older horse that is unlikely to be worked during this time, then leave him with his natural coat. Generally speaking, horses that are not in work do not require clipping.   If you have a horse that is terrified of clippers and...

    ArticleHow to - Care26-09-2017
    Horsemart reader and blogger Lucy Saxelby talks us through some of the tell tale signs of when a mare is getting ready to foal. *Warning* some of the descriptions in this article are quite graphic – this is nature after all!   So you have bitten the bullet and after weeks, months or years of deliberating, you have finally put your beloved mare into foal, probably to a stallio...

    Horse riding clubs often have show jumping competitions which they organise themselves. For these smaller events you’ll find that rules can be altered to suit those competing. The official British Show Jumping Association competitions have to adhere to their BSJA conditions. The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) includes the rules for international competitions including the Olympi...

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