Horse Articles

Top Tips For Looking After Your Horse’s Hooves
September 13, 2019 | Horse
Top Tips For Looking After Your Horse’s Hooves

Your horse’s hooves are impressive things. With a relatively small surface area, their complex structure supports the weight of your horse, and often a rider, which is why they need special care. Luckily, there...

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Should You Use A Gel Saddle Pad For Your Horse?
August 8, 2018 | Horse
Should You Use A Gel Saddle Pad For Your Horse?

A good quality saddle pad is one of the most important pieces of tack to ensure your horse’s comfort. And with so many saddle pads available, it can often be tricky to choose which one is best for your horse.…

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What Are The Best Fly Sheets & Fly Masks?
April 20, 2018 | Horse
What Are The Best Fly Sheets & Fly Masks?

While summer is a favourite time for riders for obvious reasons, it’s not always fun and games for our horses. While they don’t have to worry about the cold, the warm weather brings with it its own set of complications,…

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Horse Allergies – Causes, Treatment & Advice
March 9, 2018 | Horse
Horse Allergies - Causes, Treatment & Advice

If you suffer from any allergies then you’ll know just how annoying, and sometimes very serious, they can be. Well you’re not the only one who can suffer from allergies - your horse can as well. Like human allergies, equine…

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How To Choose The Right Saddle Pad For Your Horse
February 23, 2018 | HorseRiding
How To Choose The Right Saddle Pad For Your Horse

As a rider, you’ll know how much different equipment is needed for you and your horse - some of it we probably don’t even need but we buy it anyway! However, one thing that’s essential for your horse’s comfort is…

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How To Introduce A New Horse To An Established Herd
February 13, 2018 | Horse
How To Introduce A New Horse To An Established Herd

Whether you’ve had horses for years or are still relatively new to the equine world, getting a new horse is incredibly exciting. However, it doesn’t come without its complications, and introducing a new horse to an already established herd can…

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Woof Wear – Your New Favorite Equestrian Brand
February 7, 2018 | HorseRiding
Woof Wear - Your New Favorite Equestrian Brand

Here at Country & Stable, we’re huge fans of Woof Wear. Thanks to Louise Woof and her invention of the ‘woof boot’, the first neoprene horse boot, we’re now able to use boots that are much lighter and easier to…

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How To Deal With Pesky Blanket & Rug Wreckers
February 2, 2018 | Horse
How To Deal With Pesky Blanket & Rug Wreckers

Why don’t our horses realise that everything we do is for their own good?! We pop a nice new turnout blanket or stable blanket on them nice and warm and they decide they know best and would rather try and…

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Colic In Horses – Causes, Symptoms & Prevention
January 26, 2018 | Horse
Colic In Horses - Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

Note: This article is for reference only. If you’re worried about equine colic, always seek guidance from a veterinarian. Colic in horses is a very different prospect compared to how it is for humans. A reasonably common condition, there a…

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Essential Winter Horse Riding Tips & Advice
January 11, 2018 | HorseRiding
Essential Winter Horse Riding Tips & Advice

As with most outdoor activities, summer is the time that we really get motivated. The warmer, drier weather, longer days - if you’re anything like us then you can spend from dawn ‘till dusk outside with your horse. However, winter…

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How To Keep Your Horse Warm Over Winter
December 22, 2017 | Horse
How To Keep Your Horse Warm Over Winter

It’s winter and there’s a magical scene of frost coating the stable roof; the paddocks have a fluffy layer of snow lying across them; perhaps sections of the pasture have frozen over entirely. When faced with a frosty forecast, the…

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Guide To Buying Stable Rugs For Your Horse
December 15, 2017 | Horse
Guide To Buying Stable Rugs For Your Horse

Protecting your horse from the elements is hugely important and whilst horses spend a lot of time outdoors, it is crucial that they are well insulated when relaxing in their stable. Here at Country & Stable US, we understand that…

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How to keep your yard and stable safe in winter
November 24, 2017 | HorseOutdoors
How to keep your yard and stable safe in winter

Winter can be a truly beautiful season providing hazy, pastel landscapes and an excuse to wrap up warm and sit around the fire. This is without mentioning the excitement of wintertime festivities including Thanksgiving and Christmas! And whilst the wintertime…

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September 29, 2017 | Horse
The complete turnout blanket buying guide

It is critical that your horse is well protected from any adverse weather conditions whether it be snowing, lashing with rain or blistering sunshine. In the case of the colder weather that fall/winter brings, a quality turnout blanket is an…

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Horse Boots & Bandages Buying Guide
August 18, 2017 | HorseRiding
Horse Boots & Bandages Buying Guide

Over the course of an average day of training, riding lessons, show jumping and competitive practice, your horse will encounter a huge amount of strain on their legs. It’s only natural that four legs, which support between 400 - 1000…

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How To Safely Transport Your Horse In A Trailer
August 14, 2017 | Horse
How To Safely Transport Your Horse In A Trailer

There are many reasons why you’d need to transport your horse if you’re a seasoned horse owner - perhaps you are heading to a competition or a horse show. Or maybe you’re thinking of buying a horse and wondering what…

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Caring For Your Horse In The Summer Months
August 8, 2017 | HorseRiding
Caring For Your Horse In The Summer Months

As temperatures soar and the level of humidity increases, the heat can really take its toll on horses in the summer months. In these kinds of conditions, it’s important to undertake the right measures to keep your horse comfortable. Whether…

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How to Recognise & Deal With Heat Stress in Horses
July 12, 2017 | Horse
How to Recognise & Deal With Heat Stress in Horses

The image of buying sunscreen for your horse at first might seem pretty surreal. Unfortunately, the same blazing heat that causes us to feel dizzy and our skin to peel also has its fair share of problematic effects for our…

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Top Dressage Tips for Beginners Competing in your First Show
April 10, 2017 | HorseRiding
Top Dressage Tips for Beginners Competing in your First Show

You've put in the hard yards. The hours and hours of practice and training, the falls, the tears, the money spent on the horse show clothes. And now you're taking the plunge and about to compete in your first dressage show.…

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What Does a Fly Mask Do & Do You Need One?
March 31, 2017 | HorseRiding
What Does a Fly Mask Do & Do You Need One?

If you’re new to the world of equestrian and horse riding, then you may have heard people talking about fly masks, or seen them mentioned online, but do you know what they’re actually for? This article is going to tell…

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10 Great Ways To Make The Leap Into 2017
January 11, 2017 | HorseOutdoorsRiding
10 Great Ways To Make The Leap Into 2017

Forget resolutions, they only get broken. Instead, we suggest setting Intentions. Softer and kinder than resolutions, intentions can’t get broken, they won’t make you feel guilty and in the long run, they will actually work, especially if you can find…

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Winter Conditioning For You And Your Horse – From Balance To Blankets
January 2, 2017 | HorseRiding
Winter Conditioning For You And Your Horse - From Balance To Blankets

The Right Balance for You … While we can’t speak for everyone, one of the reasons we fell in love with the equestrian life is that feeling of bliss and calm that comes over us as soon as we enter…

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Five Beautiful Fall Trail Rides In The USA
December 11, 2016 | HorseRiding
Five Beautiful Fall Trail Rides In The USA

There is no better time than now to be out on the trails. The temperature is moderate, streams are full and leaves are turning incredible shades of red, orange and yellow. From Utah and Colorado to the Ozarks and Vermont,…

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We’ve Got You, And Your Horse Covered!
October 25, 2016 | Horse
We’ve Got You, And Your Horse Covered!

Even though the colder weather has left us, mornings and evenings can still have a bit of bite to them, as can the flies once the weather turns hotter! We’ve got you and your horse covered with blankets and turnout…

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