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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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How to Convince Your Parents You’re Ready for a Horse

When you think you’re ready for a horse or a pony, it can be an exciting time. However, the hard work is just beginning. If you want a horse, it’s likely you’ll have to convince your parents you’re ready for the extra responsibility, that you understand the financial implications, and that you will work hard to care for your horse.… ...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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Cheap Horse Stables

Mobile Stables Conversion

At Prime Stables, we know how expensive owning a horse can be. From food and bedding to stabling and grooming products, horse care is pricey and it can often be difficult to provide all the necessities for your horse at a reasonable cost. However, at Prime Stables, we are passionate about helping people care for their horses cost-effectively and one… ...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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Riders Need To Be Seen!!

The British Horse Society ‘Dead? Or Dead Slow’ campaign needs to be heard more about to keep riders on the road safe! Last year The British Horse Society released their ‘Dead? Or Dead Slow’ campaign to try and slow down drivers and make them more aware of people who are riding their horses on the roads. However with an increasing… ...Read More

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Horses and Fireworks; How to Prepare Your Horse for the Noisiest Day of the Year

Fireworks

Fireworks night is an exciting time of year. However, it can be a frightening night for livestock, especially if they are unprepared. With fireworks being let off earlier every year, horse owners can find fireworks night a stressful time of year. Even the calmest horses can be easily frightened by the loud explosions of fireworks but there are steps you… ...Read More

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Heaves in Horses; The Effect of Dusty Environments, Allergies and Stable Management

Heaves in Horses

Heaves in horses is one of the most prevalent lung diseases that can threaten your horse’s health. In this article I will be discussing heaves in horses, the causes, symptoms, preventions and cures so that you can offer the best care possible for your horse. Read on to find out more about heaves in horses. What is Heaves? Heaves is… ...Read More

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Laminitis in Horses

Little Horse

Laminitis in Horses Laminitis is one of the most serious and crippling diseases horses can have. Sadly, severe and recurring cases of laminitis can cause your horse to suffer a lot and limit his ability. Treatment for laminitis can be extremely time consuming and expensive, requiring a lot of persistence from the carer for an extended period. I have written… ...Read More

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Horse Coughing

Horse

Horse Coughing; Causes and Preventions As winter approaches and we prepare our horses and their stables for the cold weather, horse coughing can become a part of everyday life. Winter is a common time for horse coughing to increase, due to the extended periods of time horses are kept inside. However, in a small number of cases your horse’s cough… ...Read More

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Hay Barns; The Benefits and What We Offer

Hay Bale

Hay Barns; The Benefits and What We Offer As a horse owner, it goes without saying that you want to give your horse the best quality hay possible and therefore hay barns are so important. Whether you grow your own or purchase in bulk, maintaining the quality of your hay is important. Hay barns offer an effective storage solution that… ...Read More

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Horse Acupuncture

Horse Acupuncture

Equine Acupuncture Acupuncture has been used as a successful medical treatment for both humans and animals for thousands of years. Acupuncture is particularly effective for horses, helping to relieve pain and restore full health. Equine acupuncture is regarded as a veterinary procedure and, as such, can only be performed by a qualified veterinary surgeon.   What is Equine Acupuncture?   Acupuncture is… ...Read More

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Internal Stables

Internal Stable

Internal Stables; The Benefits for Your Horse At Prime Stables, we understand the benefits of internal stables and we know that horse owners are passionate about providing the best accommodation possible for their horses. A safe and welcoming stable area helps give your horse a secure space in which they can feel protected. At Prime Stables, we know that every… ...Read More

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Arthritis in Horses: Causes, Prevention and Cures

Black and White Horse

Arthritis is sadly one of the most common ailments to affect horses, particularly later in life. Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that afflicts many horses, affecting their quality of life and general health. Arthritis is painful, making it difficult for a horse to have full-range of movement with ease. The condition is normally slow developing, wearing down the joints,… ...Read More

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Back Pain in Horses; Causes, Preventions and Cures

Horse Lying Down

Back pain in horses is a common condition that threatens performance horses the most often. All horses are susceptible to back pain on some level. Long-backed horses are prone to muscle ligament strain, while short-backed horses are more susceptible to vertebrae problems. Horse back pain can have a drastic effect on the happiness, health and overall fitness of your horse.… ...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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7 Ways to Keep Your Horse Happy

Happy Horse

One of the most important aspects of caring for your horse is keeping him happy. Horses are surprisingly social and active animals that tend to get bored or lonely easily. Horses, despite not being able to speak, can effectively communicate their emotions to express how they are feeling. Horses can become depressed, even developing odd behaviours, if they are deprived… ...Read More

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How to Exercise Your Horse

Horse Exercise

Here at Prime Stables, we know that exercise is an essential aspect of horse care. It helps build and maintain muscles, while allowing you to successfully bond with your horse. When exercise is done properly, it will keep your horse in optimal health, calm and happy. It is common that horses who aren’t exercised regularly can become sick more often… ...Read More

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Horse Games

Horse Games

Horse Games Horse games are a wonderful way to bond with your horse, increase your horseback riding abilities and engage your horse in challenging tasks that require thought. Below, I have listed numerous horse games that I love and have enjoyed playing with my horses. I hope they inspire you to engage with your horse in different ways. Read on… ...Read More

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How to Effectively Bathe Your Horse

Horse in the Ocean

How to Effectively Bathe Your Horse It’s summer, the nice weather is here and it’s the perfect time to take your horse out for a ride. However, regular riding also means that your horse becomes dirty more frequently. For this reason, it’s important you understand how to effectively bathe your horse. Although bathing your horse isn’t technically challenging, it can… ...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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8 Essential Road Safety Tips for Horse Riders

8 Essential Road Safety Tips for Horse Riders Here at Prime Stables, we know that road safety is essential for the protection of riders and their horses on the roads. Horses can be unpredictable and it can be easy to lose control or cause an accident. Knowledge of road safety is essential for all riders, so I have written this… ...Read More

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How to Introduce a New Horse to the Herd

Here at Prime Stables, we know that getting a new horse can be exciting but the thought of introducing new horses is something many horse owners worry about. Horses are social animals and tend to prefer the company of others to a solitary lifestyle. Regardless of how you introduce a new horse to a herd, it is likely they will… ...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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