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Everything You Need to Know About Horse Bandages

Everything You Need to Know About Horse Bandages Protecting a horse’s legs is extremely important, especially if the horse is young and still growing. Horses’ legs are fragile and can be easily broken, stressed or strained. Horses’ can often be faced with poor footing, uneven ground, competitive sport environments or transportation. Furthermore, if your horse is standing in his stable… ...Read More

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How to Check the Fit of a Saddle

How to Check the Fit of a Saddle Finding the right saddle for your horse can be difficult. A saddle that doesn’t fit correctly can cause discomfort, sore back muscles and an unwilling attitude from your horse. Although saddles come in all different shapes and sizes, you will need to find a saddle that fits your horse correctly. Fitting should… ...Read More

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Horse Hair Braiding and Its Fascinating History

Horse Hair Braiding and Its Fascinating History  Horses have been extremely valuable to humanity throughout history for their strength, durability, labour and adaptability. During the long history between humans and their horses, humanity has come up with some interesting grooming techniques. And one of these grooming techniques is braiding. A Brief History Horse hair braiding dates back hundreds of years.… ...Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Horse’s Teeth

Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Horse’s Teeth Throughout its life, your horse’s teeth will grow and change, which is why you will need to ensure its teeth are regularly checked and cared for. Dental check-ups are essential for horses. Knowing what signs to look for will help prevent future dental problems. You may not be aware… ...Read More

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The Benefits of Rubber Matting

The Benefits of Rubber Matting Rubber matting is becoming increasingly popular in both busy livery yards and private stables. Rubber mats are specifically designed so that the horse’s weight will compress the rubber to make a comfortable surface to lie on. Stable mats are a great solution to providing a comfortable and warm bed and/or standing surface for your horses… ...Read More

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Rubber Matting for Horse Stables

Rubber Matting for Horse Stables There are so many varieties of rubber horse mats on the market today that it can be difficult knowing which kind to choose. Horse mats are rubber mats that are extremely durable, offering cushioning protection and comfort to your horses – whether in the stables or during transportation. The advantages of using rubber stable mats… ...Read More

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The Top 15 Most Famous & Diverse Horses Throughout History

Over the years there have been many great horses that we have had the pleasure of walking alongside. From war heroes and guardians of royalty, to show-jumpers and TV stars, we have truly been blessed with some exceptional creatures. I’ve hand-picked my 15 favourite horses from over the years down below, take a look! 15. Copenhagen This horse was the Duke… ...Read More

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How Horses Sleep: Solved

How Horses Sleep: Solved The big day has finally arrived. You’re at a show, brimming with expectancy and excitement. You have practised the routine over and over, now its show time. You glance over at your horse. Is he nervous or excited? No. He’s standing right next to you with his head hanging low and his eyes closed, fast asleep.… ...Read More

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What is An American Barn and Why You Should Want One

American barns

Prime Stables are one of the leading manufacturers of American barns for horses in the United Kingdom. As a company, we pride ourselves in hard work and top quality results. We are passionate about seeing horses well treated and cared for and we love meeting people with similar passions. As anyone who owns a horse will tell you, every animal… ...Read More

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The Top 10 Most Successful Race Horses

Horse betting is without a doubt amongst the most moneyed industries in the world. Every day people chance their luck by placing large amounts of money on famous horses purely based on genetics, winning streaks and some because they have too much money to know what to do with! As I discussed in the previous article, expensive horses don’t necessarily… ...Read More

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How Humans Domesticated the Horse of Today

  Horses have been our companions for the good part of 6,000 years. Seen in cave drawings and known to be one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans, horses have remained a loyal mainstay in humankind. But where did it all start? Horses have left their hoof stamp on many aspects of human history, from transportation and… ...Read More

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Our Top Mobile Field Shelters

Here at Prime Stables, we pride ourselves not only on our top quality customer service, but our ability provide these customers with our personal, hand-built craftsmanship. We firmly believe that each mobile field shelter we build matches the customer’s wishes and desires. Everyone has different tastes and we make it our personal aim to ensure that our craftsmanship reflects our… ...Read More

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Top 10 Most Expensive Horses

The equestrian world is one of the most competitive and lucrative in all sports. The sports that horses compete in, in short, can make you a lot of money. Beyond the sport, breeding programmes are also likely to make you money. With this in mind, I’ve conducted a list of the top ten most expensive horses to be bought, why… ...Read More

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13 Horse Clothing Must-Haves to Keep You Warm for the Winter

Lost on What to Wear in Winter?! Winter can be a harsh season for animals, especially those that are accustomed to be outside. The most important factor for winter preparation is planning. The last thing you want to be doing is ensuring your horse is safe and comfortable in the middle of winter, when you could have done this months… ...Read More

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The Top 5 YouTube Channels for Horse Enthusiasts

Want to Know the Best Horse YouTube Channels?  You’re in the Right Place! As many of us are already aware, YouTube is filled with a plethora of educational and more often that not, insane videos. What makes YouTube such an intriguing and engaging website is that you have so much free, watchable content at your fingertips. It has aided many… ...Read More

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Horses Vs Zebras: Why Don’t Humans Ride Zebras?

While it is possible to ‘mount’ and ride a zebra, you cannot actually domesticate a zebra. Sure, there are videos of people who’ve apparently domesticated everything from a cockroach to a 9ft grizzly bear but there is a difference between domesticating and taming. “But, zebras are just horses with stripes, right? So why don’t we ride them around like Seabiscuit… ...Read More

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Braving wet and windy Scotland

As a company, we strive to accommodate different needs and tastes. This can mean adapting buildings for different parts of the country (and beyond). Two weeks ago, our installation team were in the lovely Lanarkshire in Scotland. Following months of planning, our boys left at the crack of dawn on Bank Holiday Monday last month, travelled up the M1 and… ...Read More

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Mobile Building Special Offer!

The Prime Stables team have asked me to let you know about their current special offer on their ex-demonstration buildings. These are buildings which are used for display purposes only so you will essentially receive a brand new building for a discounted price! Don’t forget, mobile field shelters do not need planning so if your animals are sick of this horrendous… ...Read More

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Fencing Requirements for Horses and Paddocks

When you decide to fence your paddocks the most important consideration is to ensure that it is safe and suitable for horses. Your fencing should be high enough to deter your horses from jumping out, fighting over it and low enough at the bottom to prevent foals and small ponies from rolling or crawling underneath it. Your fence should be… ...Read More

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Prime Stables have informed me that this month is a double celebration. The head of the Prime family Mr W E H Prime, is Sarah & Gary’s eldest daughter, Harriet and her granddad, Mr W E H Prime at a Prime family wedding 90 years old and without him, Prime Stables would not be Prime Stables. Sarah Macey (née Prime)… ...Read More

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A Heart Warming Christmas Story

The brother and sister had made their usual hurried, pre-Christmas visit to the little farm where dwelt their elderly parents with their small herd of horses. The farm had been named Lone Pine Farm because of the huge pine which topped the hill behind the farm, and through the years had become a talisman to the old man and his… ...Read More

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Low Emission Zone – Does My Horsebox Need Converting?

Roughly 72,000 various different vehicles are likely to be affected with this new policy. How will I be affected by the changes in emission costs? Long gone are the days in which you could load up your horsebox and take it wherever you like with the only thing you had to worry about was what you were putting into it,… ...Read More

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Mobile Stables – A new unique design from Prime Stables

PRIME STABLES have asked me to help them to introduce a new and radical design to their range of mobile equestrian buildings “The Mobile Stable Yard” Mobile Stable Yard THE MOBILE STABLE YARD Measuring 10.8m x 3.6m. This new unique design will give you: 2 no. 3.0m x 3.6m Stables Keep your horse content inside a ‘Prime ‘Mobile Stable 1… ...Read More

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Iris Recognition For Horses Is Coming

Iris scanning is now being developed as a new way of identifying horses. The first portable equine iris capture and identification system to help track and identify horses is being developed in America. The system could make brands and microchips a thing of the past. It is claimed that there is a strong interest from around the world for this system as… ...Read More

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Mobile Field Shelters – Why They Do Not Require Planning Permission…or do they?

This is an age old question, with many differing opinions. Many council planning departments will insist that you do need planning permission and others will say you do not. My aim today is to bring some clarity to this, so that you may confidently install a mobile field shelter in the full knowledge that you are not in breach of UK Planning… ...Read More

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