Equestrian

  1. The Equipet Equestrian Summer Guide

    With summer fast approaching, now is the time to begin preparing your stable for the months ahead. Below you’ll find all you need to know about what summer will be bring; fly protection and prevention, Lyme disease and preventing it, electrolyte replacement supplements, worming and much, much more. After having read this guide, we’re adamant you’ll be more than ready... read more
  2. Supporting BETA Safety Week 2019

    Supporting BETA Safety Week 2019
    With more people taking up horse riding every day, it has become increasingly pertinent to inform people of the potential dangers of horse riding and how you can protect yourself from a fall. To better inform people, we have teamed up with the British Equestrian Trade Association this year as we announce our partnership in the BETA Safety Week! The... read more
  3. The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!

    The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!
    Michael Bublé is on the radio, your neighbour’s decorations are up and visible from the ISS in orbit over Earth, and your kids have gone stark raving mad for something called Fortnite... Christmas has officially arrived. While many of us will be busy acquiring gifts for our family members, friends and loved ones, please don’t forget about the ones that... read more
  4. International Helmet Awareness: August 18th and 19th

    We are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on August 18th & 19th this year.   Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  5. Introducing Our New Brand Ambassador!

    Introducing Our New Brand Ambassador!
    We are delighted to announce our partnership with a young and talented rider who will be acting as our new Brand Ambassador! Niamh Grimes Dooley will be representing Equipet at multiple events across the country as she competes in the world of everything equestrian and Show Jumping. To celebrate this huge occasion for both of us, we've been busy asking Niamh... read more
  6. Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet
    Normally our blog posts are quite jovial in nature. However there are two sides to owning and caring for a pet, and unfortunately one of them is loss, and loss can take a serious toll on us and our families. Whether it is a dog or cat, rabbit or hamster, parrot or horse or even a fish; suffering the loss... read more
  7. International Helmet Awareness Day 2017

    Equipet are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on September 16 & 17th this year. Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  8. Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse

    Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse
    The technical bit Horses are non-ruminant herbivores that use hindgut fermentation as an aid to digestion, this means that unlike cows horses cannot regurgitate their food to help in the digestion process. This also means that if horses eat anything poisonous or overeat, they cannot bring it back up. Horses lack a gall bladder which makes it harder for them... read more
  9. Thunders Bootcamp - Week Two

    So Thunder and I are a little over three weeks into boot camp! Yes I include myself as those of you that have ever taken four months off horse riding will feel my pain! I just want to stress how much I love this horse, anyone who knows myself and Thunder know he is not only a animal to me... read more
  10. Thunder's Bootcamp - Week One

    Thunder is a 21 year old horse that does a bit of everything. The lovely Niamh and Thunder are sponsored by Equipet and last Summer they made it to the National Eventing championship in Tattersals and came 5th out of 70! (yay, we are so proud) After that Thunder went on a break as he was feeling a little sore... read more
  11. Horse Boredom: How to spot it and how to manage this common condition?

    Horse Boredom: How to spot it and how to manage this common condition?
    What is Horse Boredom? As we move into the colder months, many horse owners will start to consider moving their horse into stables. Horses are kept stabled for many reasons, one being that the horse is clipped for exercise, so needs the shelter and protection of the stable to keep him warm during the winter. Other times stable rest is necessary due to medical reasons. Continue reading → read more
  12. International Helmet Awareness Day 2016

    International Helmet Awareness Day 2016
    We are proud to support International Helmet Awareness Day on September 17th. Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources to enable riders to become further educated on the... read more
  13. Horse Riding: A Beginner's Guide

    Horse Riding: A Beginner's Guide
    Summer is a great time for introducing new hobbies and interests to our children. Horse riding is an exceptionally rewarding activity that will equip children with positive life skills. Horse riding promotes coordination and strength and is a brilliant confidence builder. However, like many sports, horse riding can be a dangerous extra-curricular activity. This blog is aimed to fully inform... read more
  14. Horse Worming Schedule - Equine Worms and Treatments

    Horse Worming Schedule - Equine Worms  and Treatments
      Dangers of Equine Worms and Parasites An important part of any equestrian calendar is the time devoted to the treatment of worms and parasites that invariably infest horses. The effects that these unwanted inhabitants have on their host range in severity from weight loss, colic and irritation to death, in the most extreme cases. So with this in mind... read more
  15. Sweet Itch can be Managed - Prepare Early in the Season

    What is Sweet Itch? Sweet Itch, also known as Queensland Itch or Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD) is a condition triggered by the equine allergic reaction to the saliva present in culicoides midge bites. A particularly distressing medical condition for the horse, Sweet Itch manifests itself as severe itching. This itching is a result of the release of histamine and other... read more
  1. The Equipet Equestrian Summer Guide

    With summer fast approaching, now is the time to begin preparing your stable for the months ahead. Below you’ll find all you need to know about what summer will be bring; fly protection and prevention, Lyme disease and preventing it, electrolyte replacement supplements, worming and much, much more. After having read this guide, we’re adamant you’ll be more than ready... read more
  2. Supporting BETA Safety Week 2019

    Supporting BETA Safety Week 2019
    With more people taking up horse riding every day, it has become increasingly pertinent to inform people of the potential dangers of horse riding and how you can protect yourself from a fall. To better inform people, we have teamed up with the British Equestrian Trade Association this year as we announce our partnership in the BETA Safety Week! The... read more
  3. The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!

    The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!
    Michael Bublé is on the radio, your neighbour’s decorations are up and visible from the ISS in orbit over Earth, and your kids have gone stark raving mad for something called Fortnite... Christmas has officially arrived. While many of us will be busy acquiring gifts for our family members, friends and loved ones, please don’t forget about the ones that... read more
  4. International Helmet Awareness: August 18th and 19th

    We are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on August 18th & 19th this year.   Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  5. Introducing Our New Brand Ambassador!

    Introducing Our New Brand Ambassador!
    We are delighted to announce our partnership with a young and talented rider who will be acting as our new Brand Ambassador! Niamh Grimes Dooley will be representing Equipet at multiple events across the country as she competes in the world of everything equestrian and Show Jumping. To celebrate this huge occasion for both of us, we've been busy asking Niamh... read more
  6. Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet
    Normally our blog posts are quite jovial in nature. However there are two sides to owning and caring for a pet, and unfortunately one of them is loss, and loss can take a serious toll on us and our families. Whether it is a dog or cat, rabbit or hamster, parrot or horse or even a fish; suffering the loss... read more
  7. International Helmet Awareness Day 2017

    Equipet are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on September 16 & 17th this year. Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  8. Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse

    Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse
    The technical bit Horses are non-ruminant herbivores that use hindgut fermentation as an aid to digestion, this means that unlike cows horses cannot regurgitate their food to help in the digestion process. This also means that if horses eat anything poisonous or overeat, they cannot bring it back up. Horses lack a gall bladder which makes it harder for them... read more
  9. Thunders Bootcamp - Week Two

    So Thunder and I are a little over three weeks into boot camp! Yes I include myself as those of you that have ever taken four months off horse riding will feel my pain! I just want to stress how much I love this horse, anyone who knows myself and Thunder know he is not only a animal to me... read more
  10. Thunder's Bootcamp - Week One

    Thunder is a 21 year old horse that does a bit of everything. The lovely Niamh and Thunder are sponsored by Equipet and last Summer they made it to the National Eventing championship in Tattersals and came 5th out of 70! (yay, we are so proud) After that Thunder went on a break as he was feeling a little sore... read more

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