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4 Plants to Forage this Spring

4 Plants to Forage this Spring

Spring has been a bit slow this year due to the driest April on record, but now followed by the wettest May several plants are in abundance and they are really great for our equines. 1. Hawthorn The leaves, flowers and berries  are beneficial to 

Different Levels

Different Levels

Providing environmental enrichment in the form of different terrains and levels can add interest. Creating different heights within their natural environment that they can access when they want can be good long term actions but also seeking out natural and built formations can be fun. 

Lovely Logs

Lovely Logs

This one is really good fun and most equines really enjoy it, you can get inventive with where you place the logs.   What you will need: Several large logs A Selection of Vegetables & Fruits – e.g. Carrots, Celery, Bananas, Parsnips A drill with a flat 

Apple Bobbing

Apple Bobbing

An absolute classic What you will need: A large bucket Apples (pears or orange quarters can also be used) Water   How to set it up: Place water into the large bucket and add the apples (and pears or oranges if using them)   Top Tip 

Flags

Flags

Giving access to novel objects like flags can add interest and enrichment through allowing them new experiences and the chance to interact with things they wouldn’t normally come across. Experiences like this can help build curiosity and resilience which can help horses be calm around 

Balls

Balls

Balls can add great physical enrichment. Footballs, horse toy balls and large ply balls can be great fun. If your horse is wary, introduce gradually and allow them to not interact if they choose to.


Musings

The Quiet Revolution

The Quiet Revolution

Did you know there was a revolution occurring? It is quiet and it is subtle but it is happening and it is growing in strength. You see, the human-horse relationship used to be one of work, humans relied on horses for their livelihood, for personal 

In Defence of Procrastination

In Defence of Procrastination

This might be controversial but I think procrastination has a place in the modern world

Today our busy lives are full of rush rush rush and in this time of instantaneous mobile communication we expect quick answers and rapid results, but do you sometimes find yourself leaving tasks, projects and jobs?

Winter and Overweight Ponies

Winter and Overweight Ponies

Whilst I am getting fed up with the cold, the wind, not to mention the mud, winter is very useful for regulating the ponies weight. In fact it is an important part of horse management, especially in modern times. Naturally ponies would find food scarce 

An a-ha moment and the need for Authenticity

An a-ha moment and the need for Authenticity

When I get started on a project I get very focused, I should say very very focused. This works extremely well in the male dominated corporate industry I work in, but with my horses ……. not so much… Over the years I have tried to 

Freethinkers Day!

Freethinkers Day!

Today is Freethinkers Day, celebrating Thomas Paine who was born on January 29th 1737. British born Thomas was instrumental in the American revolution with his pamphlet ‘Common Sense’. He also lived for a while in France (falling foul of Robespierre) and wrote the ‘Rights of