Get off your Horse and Drink your Milk!

The legendary American actor John Wayne was arguably the most famous star of cowboy films during the golden era of Hollywood. The 6ft 4in Academy Award-winner starred in 142 films – after honing his acting skills by spending time with…

Little Donkey: Carry Mary

The famous Christmas song, Little Donkey, is 60 years old this year – yet it remains one of the most popular songs of the festive season and is a staple of many children’s nativity plays. It was written in 1959…

The Working Horse

The role of the horse has changed dramatically over the past two centuries. In the mid-19th century, the horse was mainly a working animal and rarely became a family pet. Before the days of motorised transport and agricultural machinery, horses…

Horse Teeth: What you Should Know

It’s very important to keep up with the health and hygiene of your horse – don’t forget to treat your horse’s teeth with care. Our equine friends’ unique dental structure means their teeth are prone to abnormal wear, which can…

How to take care of your Riding Tack

The typical British weather can make horse care a challenge, but it’s not just your horse that needs looking after! Harsh weather conditions can have a detrimental effect on your riding tack as well. Looking after it properly is extremely…

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David Broome

David McPherson Broome is a show jumping legend who delighted British fans when he won multiple competitions, including two Olympic medals, over a career spanning three decades. He’s still the only male rider to have won the British National Championship…

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Horses: Common Summer Health Concerns

We’ve all seen the warnings about dogs’ welfare during a heatwave – such as not walking them during the hottest part of the day and never leaving them in a hot car. Animal-lovers should also be aware of how rising…

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Champion the Wonder Horse

Even though it’s an amazing 84 years since Champion the Wonder Horse first galloped across our screens, the legendary stallion has gone down in history as one of the first major animal megastars. A dark sorrel with a white blaze…

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Summer Horse Care

Summer is traditionally a hectic time for horse owners – it’s the season for horse shows and trail riding and a time to enjoy the long, sunny days with your four-legged friend. However, remember, the hot weather means you must…

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Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary: Celebrating 50 Years!

One of the UK’s best-loved animal sanctuaries is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary provides a home and medical care for abused and abandoned donkeys from across Europe. Located in the beautiful Devon countryside, at Slade…