News and events

Does biosecurity sound daunting? It doesn’t have to!

16 September 2020

World Horse Welfare’s Research and Education Officer Alana Chapman explains exactly what biosecurity is and what it means for you and your horses.

Take part in World Horse Welfare Open Day - virtually

08 September 2020

​If you can’t come to us, let us come to you! Open Day on Saturday 12th September, at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, near Blackpool is one of the biggest local events of the year.

A single phone call was all it took for 130 horses to be rescued.

03 September 2020

A single call to the World Horse Welfare’s UK Welfare Line by a concerned member of the public led to 32 horses being taken into their care, and around 100 more being taken in by other charities.

Equestrian feeding for joint health

03 September 2020

Whatever your driving discipline, it is your horse’s joints that keep him moving, Lisa Elliott MSc, nutritionist atCastle Horse Feeds, gives us some insights into how best to feed your horse for optimum joint health. First published in Carriage Driving, November 2019

Accuracy - the key to a better score

03 September 2020

Tony James has won four Australian and six State Combined Driving Championships in horse singles and pairs, he explains how to improve scores in dressage and cones through thorough preparation. First published in Carriage Driving October 2019

From the horse's mouth

21 August 2020

​Sam Bescoby is an Equine Dental Vet and looks after the horses’ teeth at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. He’s very kindly put together some advice on who should check your horse’s teeth, what to expect during a routine dental examination and what to look out for as signs of dental pain in horses

You can take a horse to water

21 August 2020

There are six ‘essential’ nutrients in the horse’s diet – yet water is easily the most important. Hydration is the process of replacing lost fluid, and your horse’s body needs to be fully hydrated with water to function properly. Dehydration can be potentially life-threatening, so good hydration is vital. Lisa Elliott, MSc – nutritionist at Castle Horse feeds, explains more.

Building muscle – It’s easy when you know how!

19 August 2020

A horse in good condition has optimum levels of body fat and is well-muscled for his level of work and fitness. Where that muscle develops is dependent on his work and training but, if the diet is lacking in the right nutritional building blocks, the horse’s body will never quite achieve the musculature required.

Video: Zilco catch up with Sue Mart

07 August 2020

Experienced carriage driving instructor Sue Mart at Bennington, tells us about her background and how she started carriage driving. Her interview includes some great tips for newcomers, what this sport is all about, how they can start and what to expect.

Caveat emptor – or simply ask an expert

06 August 2020

Philip Holder from Wellington Carriage Company is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights. For more than 50 years he has been restoring carriages, he gives us his expert advice on buying an authentic carriage. First published in Carriage Driving August 2019.