Buying a Dead Horse

  Sounds like nonsense? If only. When a horse is registered as a foal, that’s the passport he or she supposedly carries for life. There is no nod to future height, weight or build (rightly so), identification is based on the colour, markings (stars, socks, whorls etc) on the horse, and the microchip in the horse. What most horse owners don’t realise is that passports are not in place to...
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Weighing in on weighed in

Some information from a little birdie present at the 120km FEI Endurance ride at Royal Windsor yesterday suggest that nothing much has changed with the UAE mindset, and riders are still firmly digging in their heels regarding cleaning up their act. On the plus side, there was no visible horse abuse. That’s to be expected given the ride was taking place in the UK and heavily scrutinized...
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End of an Era

The current committee at ERF have made the difficult decision to call a halt to the hands-on section of the association. We have tried to find people committed enough to take this on, but have so far been unsuccessful. (If anyone reading this is interested in how to continue what we have been doing, please contact ERF on erfwelfare@gmail.com before the 7th of March. Time and expenses are...
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                          These are the FEI current guidelines on controlled or prohibited substances. Click on the coloured sentences for the appropriate links. This details responsibility, procedures and additional information The 2016 Equine Prohibited Substances List This link contains the search box which will determine the...
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  Apologies for this being a blog of links. There is so much information currently flying about that it’s easier to collate in one place. The EEF have cancelled all races until the 11th February 2016 as a result external pressures from the rest of the world having viewed the appalling scenes and news of abused, exhausted and vanished horses coming from the Dubai ride at the weekend....
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Hugo is still looking!

  Our handsome Hugo still needs to find a new home! He does do smiling, honestly, he was just sleeping in the sun! He will be 21 in May, but is in great shape, and can be ridden. He is about 14hh. His previous posts are below if you want to follow his progress with...
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