Tag Archives: horses

Happy Birthday to all the Horses

You know that saying  “There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man”… I recently had a tumble off my horse, after getting my spur stuck on an electric fence, yeah dumb, I … Continue reading

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Thrush in NZ Horses

Q: I have a mare who is on three to four months’ box rest for an injury, and she is now suffering from thrush. I try to keep her bedding as clean and dry as I can, but it’s not … Continue reading

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Farrier Photo: A clean shoeing surface

It’s always handy to have a clean and level surface to work on when trimming and shoeing. Sometimes this isn’t quite possible! I love living in New Zealand but this is what farriers experience from time to time.   Photo … Continue reading

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The apprentice farrier working on my horse

Question: I have been using the same farrier for many years and I am very happy with him. And I still am, apart from one thing. For the last year or so, he has taken on some trainees and is … Continue reading

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