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How to Calm Separation Anxiety in Horses  

Horse on his own

Separation anxiety in horses is a surprisingly common problem. Horses and ponies can form strong bonds, whether family members or not, which means that if and when they are separated. This can cause significant anxiety, fear and stress – even if the separation from their companion is only for a short period of time.   If you’re a horse carer and you want to help calm separation anxiety… ...Read More

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Do Horses Grieve when They Lose a Family Member or Companion?

Horse Face

“Grief can be a terrible weight for any creature to endure, and at the same time, it telegraphs to the world the power of a love once shared.” – Barbara J. King If you’ve ever lost a horse to an illness or old age, you know what it’s like to say that final farewell and grieve the loss of your… ...Read More

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5 Benefits of Equine Massage for Your Horse

About 60% of your horse is made up of muscle. Horses have adapted over time to carry the weight of a rider on their backs, but they can become tired and worn out and their muscles can become sore. As horse owners, it is us who have the responsibility providing care, so they can perform their daily tasks and activities… ...Read More

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How to Help Your Horse Avoid Sunburn

Horse Care

It’s that time of year again when the weather is starting to warm up (albeit slowly) and summer is steadily approaching. While most of us are excited at the thought of enjoying some warmer weather, there are some things you need to start thinking about and preparing for if you own a horse. Horses love the summer and sunshine but… ...Read More

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Is Turmeric Beneficial for Horses?

Turmeric

For many of us, turmeric is simply a colourful spice that can be added to dishes for colour and flavour. However, there are rumours floating around that turmeric has numerous benefits for horses and can be used as a natural supplement to help ease a whole host of health problems – from skin irritations to joint problems. But is turmeric… ...Read More

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5 Tips for Installing Electric Fencing

Electric Fencing

Owning a horse is a big responsibility and something that should be taken seriously. If you own a horse, safety should be one of your primary concerns. Here at Prime Stables, we design, build and install durable and quality horse stables to keep your horse safe and secure. However, out in the paddock your horse can roam free and often… ...Read More

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How Dehydration Affects Your Horse

Horse Drinking

How Dehydration Affects Your Horse Dehydration in horses is a very serious subject and can significantly affect the health, performance and well-being of your horse. At its most serious, dehydration in horses can be life-threatening. Let’s take a look at the various ways dehydration can affect your horse. How  Dehydration in Horses Occurs Before we commence with the article, let’s… ...Read More

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Horse’s Eyes

Horses Eyes

 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Horse’s Eyes Your horse’s eyes are big, and they can do some pretty incredible things. Here at Prime Stables, we are passionate about learning everything we possibly can about horses and it was the study of their eyes that really excited us. Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive things… ...Read More

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 5 Well-Known Plants that Could Kill Your Horse

Deadly Plants

 5 Well-Known Plants that Could Kill Your Horse With some plants being poisonous to horses, and potentially fatal, it is essential that you know which plants could cause harm to your horse. By knowing the plants that are poisonous to your horse, you can help keep your horse safe by being aware of the place they grow, recognising the plants,… ...Read More

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How to Prepare for Owning a Horse

New Horse

Preparing your property for owning a horse is a very exciting time. Whether you are experienced in caring for horses, or this will be your first ever horse, preparing for your horse’s arrival should always be a process you are careful with. You must ensure you have shelter, water, food, and pasture available for your new horse’s arrival. Your new… ...Read More

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How to Heat a Barn in Winter

Heating Your Barn in Winter

Winter can be a difficult season to get through, especially if you’re a horse owner. The unapologetic cold can cause frigid temperatures in the stable, freezing the water supplies and making those early mornings of mucking out colder than ever. To combat cold stables, many horse owners opt for barn heaters to add that much needed warmth. However, horses are… ...Read More

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How to Achieve Effective Stable Ventilation

Stable

A properly ventilated stable is extremely important for the health and well-being of your horse. A properly ventilated stable will make all the difference to your horse’s happiness and health. Fortunately, here at Prime Stables, we are aware of the importance of stable ventilation which is why we build and install horse stables that are properly ventilated. Your horse stable… ...Read More

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How to Save Money as a Horse Owner

Piggy Bank

Owning a horse can be a costly business. Their feed, bedding, vaccinations and veterinary costs to name a few all rack up a pretty significant bill. So, how can you save money as a horse owner? Well, here at Prime Stables, we have all the tips and tricks you need to save money in the stable. Read on to discover… ...Read More

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7 Essential Horse Supplies You Need   

Horse Supplies

Caring for a horse comes with a lot of responsibility and a whole lot of equipment! Horses are big animals and they require a lot of care. To care for your horse effectively and ensure he has everything he needs, there are some essential products you need for your horse. So, to help you out, I have written an article… ...Read More

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7 Reasons Why a Stable is Essential for Your Horse

Horse Stable

Horses are very adaptable creatures, and most can live outside all year round, provided they have food, shelter and protection from the elements. So, why the need for stables? A stable is not a natural environment for a horse but it is an essential provision. Any horse may need stabling at a moment’s notice due to sickness or injury and as the horse… ...Read More

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How to Tell if Your Horse is Happy

Happy Horse

One of the most satisfying elements of owning a horse is knowing it is happy and healthy. But how do you really know if your horse is happy? Well, here at Prime Stables we have been working with horses for many years and we know that, despite their individual characteristics, horses tend to exhibit some common behaviours and expressions to… ...Read More

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How to Care for Your Horse at Christmas

Christmas Horse

Christmas is a busy time for everyone and it can be difficult prioritising all the things that need to be done. If you are the proud owner of a horse, you will know that the seasons festivities can have an effect on your horse. Therefore, it is wise to plan ahead when considering how to care for your horse at… ...Read More

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7 Treats for Your Horse this Christmas

Christmas Horse

Christmas is one of the most popular times of year and is a wonderful time for people to celebrate with their families, exchange gifts and treat themselves to excessive eating. Often, the assumption is that there isn’t much you can treat you horse with over the Christmas season. You can’t exactly share your roast dinner with your horse! But there… ...Read More

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How to Avoid Farmer’s Lung

Farmer's Lung Disease

Farmer’s Lung, otherwise known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, is an inflammatory response to the inhalation of dust. It is common in farmers who spend the majority of their time working in stables or around hay crops. Farmer’s Lung is caused by an allergy to the mould and dust spores from hay and other crops, often found floating around stable environments. Although… ...Read More

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Wooden Garages with Prime Stables

Wooden Garage

Here at Prime Stables, we don’t just build timber stables, we also build wooden garages. We have a selection of wooden garages for sale, so feel free to browse through our collection. We build timber garages to the same standards as our equestrian buildings and guarantee the best service to all our customers. However, we also aim to keep our… ...Read More

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Stables

Horse Stables

Summer is here, the warm weather is glorious and I very much enjoy basking in the sun after a day of hard work. However, so do the rodents and insects that come to infest my stables. At Prime Stables, I know that controlling pests can be a challenge. Thankfully, over the years of maintaining Prime Stables I have come to… ...Read More

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How to Prepare a Field for Your Horse

How to Prepare a Field for Your Horse Here at Prime Stables, we know the importance of appropriately preparing a field for your horse. The field in which your horse is kept can have a big effect on his physical health and mental well-being. Therefore, careful consideration should be taken over the preparation of your horse’s field. Below, we have listed… ...Read More

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How to Keep Your Horse Cool During Summer

How to Keep Your Horse Cool During Summer The weather lately has been unexpected to say the least. England is known for its miserable, changeable weather but for the last few weeks the sun has been scorching enthusiastic beach-goers and tan-seekers. As temperatures soar, hundreds and thousands of people head to the shore with their BBQ’s and swim gear to… ...Read More

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The Top 8 Varieties of Horse Saddles

The Top 8 Varieties of Horse Saddles Here at Prime Stables, we know that as far as horse-equipment goes, it is important to get the right saddle. Purchasing the right saddle will ensure the best possible comfort and performances for you and your horse. We would recommend taking an experienced horse-person with you when shopping as they know what to… ...Read More

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How to Care for Your Horse’s Saddle

How to Care for Your Horse’s Saddle Here at Prime Stables we love everything about leather saddles, the look, the smell, the feel. But we also know that, if you own a leather saddle for your horse, you will want to keep it in good condition for years to come. Taking good care of your saddle will not only increase… ...Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Grooming Your Horse

Everything You Need to Know About Grooming Your Horse Grooming is one of the most beneficial ways you can bond with your horse. Not only does it improve the appearance of your horse, but it helps promote healthy and emotional bonding between the two of you. Grooming stabled horses should be done on a regular basis to keep a horse’s… ...Read More

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The World’s Most Famous Horse Stables

The World’s Most Famous Horse Stables Here at Prime Stables we love horse stables, believe it or not. There are such a variety of stable designs out there that serve multiple functions, some are practical while others also have added glamour. So, we have decided to share with you the world’s most famous horse stables. We hope you enjoy reading… ...Read More

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7 Horse Facial Expressions and What They Mean

7 Horse Facial Expressions and What They Mean In a new study, psychologists from the University of Sussex have found that horses use a range of muscular movements to form dynamic facial expressions that are nearly identical to those of humans. The muscles in the human face allow us to make around 27 facial expressions. However, the ability to use… ...Read More

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10 Inspirational Summer House Ideas for Spring

Once upon a time, the humble garden shed was referred to as ‘the man’s den’ and was full of unused electronic tools, rusty nails, and a collection random paint tins. But not anymore…now, households are seeing a rise in women taking over the garden sheds but they are not just used for relaxation… A garden summer house can be your… ...Read More

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