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Keeping your horse healthy

Wednesday 1st December, 2021

Looking after a horse is a full-time job. Many of us will go above and beyond to make sure our horses are happy and healthy. Every day there’s more that... read more

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Hayfever in horses

Friday 28th May, 2021

Everybody hates hayfever, right? During spring and summer when the pollen count is high, you might get itchy eyes and a streamy nose and avoid going outside as a result... read more

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How to stop your horse getting bored in stables

Wednesday 16th December, 2020

Now that the weather is at its coldest, many horse owners are keeping their horses in stables overnight. Read our blog post on stabling your horse overnight here: https://www.valestables.com/should-i-stable-my-horse-at-night/ Keeping... read more

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Can horses get COVID-19?

Tuesday 15th September, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the whole country feels like it’s been on high alert. As it’s a disease we’re still learning about, there’s a lot that we don’t know.... read more

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How to spot laminitis

Friday 24th May, 2019

It is laminitis season, and horse owners everywhere are having to keep a close eye on their equines. The disease can affect horses of all ages and is both incredibly... read more

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Put fencing first this February

Wednesday 7th February, 2018

Fields and fencing take a considerable battering over the winter months, with arctic showers and icy blasts pummelling paddocks across the UK. Even if your horses are kept safe and... read more

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Top tips for turning out

Wednesday 28th June, 2017

The warmer weather sees horses and their owners breathe a collective sigh of relief at the return of turning out. Not only will you get a much needed rest from... read more

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Spring clean your stable

Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

Spring is definitely in the air and as your horse starts to enjoy warmer days and lighter nights, now is the perfect time to turn your attention to your yard.... read more

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To clip or not to clip?

Friday 7th October, 2016

As the temperatures drop and we pull our winter woollies out of storage you could be forgiven for thinking that clipping a horse at this time of year is nothing... read more

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Summer Sweet Itch Solutions

Wednesday 5th October, 2016

Summer is here and as any horse owner knows the return of the warmer weather can mean masses of midges. Some horses are relatively unaffected by midges, and their manes... read more

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Rug right this winter

Saturday 5th December, 2015

As the sub-zero temperatures set in, horse owners everywhere are rifling through their rugs to ensure their equine friends are warm and toasty when turned out. Cold weather can be... read more

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What is horse blanketing?

Monday 5th October, 2015

Horse blanketing, or ‘rugging up’ is the practice of using blankets or rugs to provide your horse with warmth and protection against the elements, or to aid cooling and recovery... read more

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Mucking out made easy

Saturday 5th September, 2015

Being a horse owner is a privilege and a joy for many people across the country, yet along with our equine companions comes a whole lot of hard work, and... read more

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What are livery stables?

Friday 5th June, 2015

Livery stables are stables that are owned privately and opened up to other horse owners as a place to keep their horse in return for a weekly or monthly fee.... read more

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Common equine dental problems

Wednesday 5th November, 2014

Dental health is often at the forefront of our minds thanks to endless media campaigns advertising products that promise to strengthen and repair our teeth. In addition to regular brushing,... read more

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How to calm a spooked horse

Tuesday 5th August, 2014

How to calm a spooked horse. By nature, horses are flight creatures whose response to anything unusual or unnerving is to get away from the object in question as soon... read more

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How to lunge your horse

Saturday 5th July, 2014

Lungeing is an excellent tool to include in your horses exercise regime to build and maintain fitness and it is particularly useful for horses who cannot be ridden due to... read more

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Horse Grooming Tips

Saturday 5th April, 2014

Grooming is very important. Horses enjoy it and so do most horse owners. Ideally you should groom your horse every day, and it essential that you do so before riding... read more

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Horse Stable Requirements

Wednesday 5th March, 2014

When considering horse stable requirements it is helpful to think in terms of the requirements per horse; often stables are used to house several horses with each having an individual... read more

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