The Half-shod Horse

I payed a visit to a riding school yesterday evening and was shocked at the state of the hooves of the horses there. The horses themselves are in fairly good condition, but those hooves 🙁 All the horses had recently been reshod but, as is the case with many riding-school horses, in most cases...

Hay and the Draughthorse…

Laika has been fed a variety of things since her arrival at the farm: maize, feed pellets, bread/breadcrumbs, apples, carrots, hay etc. Her general performance and stamina have always been somewhat unpredictable – the one moment full of energy and the next like a snail. She could trot a fair distance but always needed...

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