Ensure your equine’s immune system is up to scratch

As the cooler months creep up and many horses are winding down after a heavy competition season, now is the time to ensure your equine’s immune system is up to scratch.

Just like in humans, when a horse has worked intensively their immune system may not be at its strongest, which is when they are susceptible to picking up viruses and infection. If a horse is travelling consistently and coming into contact with other equines, this risk is exacerbated.

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Verdo Horse Bedding wood pellets, ideal for horses with compromised respiratory issues

Verdo Horse Bedding

Verdo Horse Bedding is a clever heat-treated wood pellet product, created for equine use, which not only contains less than 1% dust, making it the ideal choice for horses with compromised respiratory issues, but also absorbs three times its own weight in liquid. This not only helps maintain a dry environment, but also reduces ammonia, which again helps ensure that your horse is happier and healthier in the stable.

Verdo Horse Bedding comes in compact, easy to store bags, which once a small amount of water is added to the bag, a regeneration process is activated and within approximately 20 minutes, you are ready to empty the open bags out into the stable or lorry to create a soft fluffy and dry bed.

The pellets are manufactured from 100% virgin soft wood and are heat treated to eliminate pests and bacteria. They also produce less waste on the muck heap, as well as being easier and quicker to muck out.



Horse rider reunited with life-saver

A grandmother airlifted to hospital after a horse riding accident has been reunited with the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor who helped save her life.

Hilary Vannier was riding with her local hunt in Shipbourne in Kent when her thoroughbred cross Benji lost his footing and she was thrown off and knocked unconscious.

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Body Armour Fit for (Mary) Kings

Rodney Powell Sponsor Mary & Emily King

Mary and Emily King have added Rodney Powell Body Protectors to their list of sponsors. The mother and daughter duo have been kitted out with new Elite X2ESP body protectors customised in their respective team colours. Conforming to the latest safety standards, the Elite X2ESP is designed to be lightweight, flexible and breathable for maximum comfort.

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to help working equines overseas.

Once in a Lifetime Volunteer Opportunity with Overseas Equine Charity

Have you always wanted to help working equines abroad? Would you enjoy the challenge and adventure of living and working in a foreign country in a hot climate?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to volunteer for a small equine charity, the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust in The Gambia, West Africa. The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT) are seeking a long term volunteer administrator to help with the charities operations in The Gambia for a period of one year – truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for the right person.

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New Forest organisations appeal for people to steer clear of Chinese lanterns


Organisations across the New Forest National Park are appealing to people to spare a thought for New Forest animals as they enjoy the hot weather.

The National Park Authority and its partners are calling on holidaymakers and residents to steer clear of Chinese lanterns as they are a serious fire risk and the free-roaming New Forest ponies and cattle can become injured after becoming entangled by the metal frames.

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Britain’s ‘dancing horses’ return for 2013 European Championships

Britain’s ‘dancing horses’ return for 2013 European Championships

British Dressage has today announced their selection for the upcoming ecco FEI Dressage European Championships* in Herning, Denmark (21-25 August), which includes all three combinations from the London 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team, alongside Michael Eilberg who makes his senior Championship team debut.

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