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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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The 7 Benefits of Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

The 7 Benefits of Horseback Riding Horse riding isn’t just beneficial for your horse, it also has huge health benefits for you! And the benefits of horseback riding go far beyond fitness. Here at Prime Stables, we encourage people to get out and ride their horses as often as possible. To help with this, I decided to write an article… ...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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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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Famous War Horses

Famous War Horses Here at Prime Stables, we love horses and we especially enjoy hearing stores about horses who have helped change the face of history as we know it. Which is why, I decided to put together this article on famous war horses’ as horses were utilised in battle throughout history for generations and, without them, little would have… ...Read More

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How to Get Rid of Flies Naturally

How to Get Rid of Flies Naturally Summer is well on its way and the weather is slowly getting warmer. There are so many wonderful things about summer, especially when you like to ride! When the sun’s out there is more time to spend time outside with your horse. Unfortunately, there are many things about summertime that are problematic when… ...Read More

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Inflatable Vests The Innovation That Could Save Your Life

Inflatable Vests: The Innovation That Could Save Your Life Here at Prime Stables, we know that horse-riding safety is essential. Which is why we sell a variety of safety protection equipment in our shop. As genteel as horse riding may look, equestrian sports are widely regarded as some of the most dangerous sports to partake in and where knowledge and… ...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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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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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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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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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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Rubber Matting for Horse Stables

There are so many varieties of rubber horse mats available on the market today that it can be difficult knowing which kind to choose. Rubber mattng is extremely durable, offering cushioning protection and comfort to your horse – whether in the stables or during transportation. The advantages of using rubber matting are limitless. Not only are they hardwearing, waterproof and… ...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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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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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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Spring Fashion for You and Your Horse

Spring Fashion for You and Your Horse Here at Prime Stables we know how important it can be to feel confident on your horse. Although there are plenty of factors that will help you to feel confident on your horse, one is ensuring that you look good as well. Dressing to impress can cause a huge influx in your personal… ...Read More

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