Christmas time in the western world has some pretty standard traditions. For some people it’s a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Santa, the elves, gifts and feasting are also a big part of the season. But throughout history there have, and continue to be, many different traditions, myths and legends surrounding the holidays. You might be surprised to learn that many of these involve our equine friends! We are going to take a little look at a few, and you might recognise a few of the ancient stories our modern Christmases are based on. The wild hunt...
Micro-organisms, also frequently known as microbes, are organisms too small to be seen by the naked eye. Many are ancient, developing on the planet well before plant or animal life. These days microbiologists study them and have found there may be as many as a billion different kinds, and they’re discovering more all the time.
Horses feet are vital. To their overall health, to their comfort and happiness. They’re a piece of anatomy you will need to get your head around pretty quickly if you’re going to own or care for a horse, just so you know what’s normal and what’s not, and so you know when to call in the experts.
Spring has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere, and for most of us this means spending more time with your horse, longer and brighter days, but also more rain and warmer temperatures. As a horse owner, you’ve probably got a big to do list at this time of year. Like regular spring cleaning, there’s always a few things you’d forgotten about, out of sight, out of mind.