Two frost bitten and emaciated horses were lucky enough to spend Christmas in a warm barn thanks to the rescue efforts of a small town in British Colombia,Canada. After being found by a 21 yr old snowmobiler, the horses ,who faced an almost certain death after being trapped in deep snow with temperatures plummeting to -40 C, were finally brought to safety after an intense 12 day rescue...
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A month ago we were contacted by a very distraught lady who needed to find a special home for one of her horses. The lady breeds top level dressage horses, but on Christmas Eve last year her beloved young Trakhener horse, Accord, got cast in his box and devastatingly injured his vertebrae. Not only was this the sudden end to a promising dressage career, but the situation was worsened by...
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As many of you may now be thinking of stabling your equines and also feeding hay, COPD may well be rearing it’s ugly head.  COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, commonly known as ‘heaves’ , Recurrent Airway Obstruction(RAO) or referred to a lot in France as ’emphysema’. This respiratory disease affects many equines and the severity can vary...
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Amersham horse dealer, James Gray appeared in Bicester Magistrates Court today for the start of a trial due to last until mid-March…  Also facing trial are his wife,2 daughters and an un-named youth. They each face 12 charges of cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for allegedly failing to met the welfare needs of some 132 equines. RSPCA officers were first called to Spindles Farm,...
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This weekend saw the doors opening for the annual Salon du Cheval(Paris horse show) at the Porte de Versailles. This event runs until the 14th December and is host to exhibiting a vast array of equine breeds, showjumping, dressage,driving,vaulting and many more equestrian displays. As well as action inside the 4 arenas, there is a whole shopping village to experience as well as a...
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