20 Feb
Looking after the older horse

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Equine news, Featured | 0 comments

Domesticated horses enjoy longer lives than ever before, but this happy fact brings its own issues for owners. Obvious signs of aging include deepening fossa (hollows) above the eyes, greying around the muzzle and eyes, and often a loss of weight, muscle tone and top-line. Other, more serious issues may also develop as the horse ages, however, and here we suggest ways to deal with four common problems, to help your horse have a happy, healthy life well into their twilight-years. Tooth wear Regular dental work to correct minor issues early in and throughout the horse’s life will help him maintain good dental health into later life. Horses’ teeth erupt and are worn down continuously; a young adult horse has teeth around 10cm in length that erupt at a rate of about 3–4mm a year. The...

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20 Feb
Learn about horses with like-minded people

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Equine news, Featured | 0 comments

The British Equestrian Federation and British Horse Society have set-up the Participation Project with the aim of creating an informal community through livery yards and riding centres. The project provides current or potential horse owners with...

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13 Jan
Taking the stress out of moving

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Equine news | 0 comments

Many well-socialised horses take so readily to new places and situations that it can be easy to forget that, as a species, horses are neophobes – in simple terms, they are frightened of new things and new situations. This trait stood their wild...

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02 Dec
Care to Share

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Equine news, Featured, News | 0 comments

Horses4Homes has partnered up with the British Equestrian Federation, to  run the Care to Share project.  Care to Share aims to link up horse owners and  potential sharers online and help them start a share agreement.  So if you are a  horse...

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02 Dec
Winter has come!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Equine news | 0 comments

Successfully overwintering your horse out 24/7 Although as humans we may prefer our central heating and heavyweight duvets, the vast majority of horses are able to winter out, given the right conditions, and many are happier doing so. For horses...

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02 Dec
Spreading the happiness by removing the worry

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Equine news | 0 comments

Rehoming a horse or pony can be, as anyone who has done it will know, a stressful experience for all concerned – the original owner, the new home and the horse him or herself. For the owner, when compelled by circumstances to find a new home for...

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01 Nov
Sharing – helping people & horses

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Equine news, Featured, News | 0 comments

The charity Horses4Homes and the British Equestrian Federation are working in partnership to help horses, owners and people seeking to share a horse through the project “Care to Share”. As anyone involved with horses will know, horse ownership...

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16 Aug
Happily Ever After…

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Equine news, Testimonial | 0 comments

“I just wanted to say that I am super happy with my rehomed horse from Horses4Homes. Queenie, despite not being ridden for some time has gone from strength to strength and is now competing at endurance events and winning rosettes. She is great fun...

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16 Aug
The Perfect Match!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Equine news, Testimonial | 0 comments

“I was looking for a weight carrier and had been on the site several times, and one day I came across this gorgeous big bay mare, she is a Shire cross Thoroughbred, 17.2 hands and the page stated she could carry my weight, she wasn’t a...

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30 Sep
The assistance I received during this sometimes heartbreaking process was invaluable

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Equine news, Testimonial | 0 comments

I would highly recommend Horses4Homes to anyone wishing to rehome their horse or pony. The assistance I received during this sometimes heartbreaking process was invaluable but I am now completely reassured that my highland gelding William has...

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27 Jul
Harri- Beau: Doing well.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Equine news, Featured, News | 0 comments

Harri is just as loved now as he was the first time I saw him nearly 2 years ago ! He has the sweetest nature and a real pleasure to own. Last year as a 3 yr old he did two in-hand shows as education and was such a super star he won a championship...

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