News and events

Combating winter hoof conditions

08 December 2020

The end of the outdoor competition season, sees many horses and ponies turned out to grass but with recent long spells of wet weather this can bring with it certain unwelcome health risks. Robinson Animal Healthcare offer advice on common winter ailments, how to avoid them and the most suitable treatment options to make winter worry-free.

Tips to Minimise the Risk of Winter Colic

07 December 2020

Winter brings a much greater risk of sudden changes to diet and routine and therefore a higher risk of colic.

Don't miss our December 2020 / January 2021 issue

25 November 2020

Our December 2020 / January 2021 issue is now available to order!

Unpacking and assembling your driving harness

25 November 2020

Getting a new harness should be exciting but also the task of putting the harness together for the first time can be daunting for many. Zilco have created a step by step video to guide you through the process of identifying parts and assembling the harness, ready to be put on your pony/horse for the first time.

Perfect Christmas gifts for the carriage driving enthusiast

24 November 2020

We are excited to announce that Carriage Driving Christmas gift subscriptions are back for 2020!

Use the winter weather as an ally to help you managing your horse’s weight

13 November 2020

Sara Jerman, Assistant Centre Manager at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Somerset, offers some very timely advice for anyone struggling to help their horse maintain a healthy weight.

Feeding Fussy Horses

12 November 2020

Some horses are fussy about the flavour and texture of feeds and some have small appetites. Fussy horses can be a headache and it may be only trial and error which helps you find whether they prefer or dislike a particular mix or cube or certain ingredients. A reduced appetite can also be frustrating but may be for a number of reasons, generally stress-related.

Carriage Driving Awards goes virtual

12 November 2020

​MA Music Leisure and Travel, a member of the Mark Allen Group which runs the Carriage Driving Awards, has taken the decision to stage this year’s ceremony as an online, virtual experience. The health and safety of our guests, attendees and event partners are of the utmost importance to us. This action was taken due to the continued uncertainty surrounding delivery of events as a result of COVID-19.

Carriage Driving October/November issue

28 October 2020

There's still time to order a copy of the October/November issue of Carriage Driving magazine.

Giving your horse the best chance of loading and travelling safely and calmly

19 October 2020

Loading can be a huge source of stress for horses and a common cause of injury to both horses and their handlers. Horses who don’t load or travel well can be dangerous, so it’s really important to get them used to loading, travelling and unloading safely and calmly.There aren’t any shortcuts to training a horse to load– time, practice and patience really are key, but this will really pay off. Alana Chapman,World Horse Welfare Research and Education Officer has this essential advice