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Aqueos - To Livery in Hope

Aqueos - To Livery in Hope

Some equestrians change yards more often than they change numnahs, but not me – in the eight years I’ve been a horse owner, my home-from-home has been George’s Ranch in Peyia, Cyprus.With two sand arenas – one for jumping, the other for dressage – a lunge pen, shower area, tie-up,…
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How to tell when your dog needs to see a vet

How to tell when your dog needs to see a vet

            Dogs can be pretty good at hiding symptoms of disease or injury; partly due to their ancestry and partly driven by their desire to please. As pet owners it can be hard to decide when it’s an emergency; when you can monitor for a…
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How to Clip Your Dog’s Nails at Home (Even if they’re black!)

How to Clip Your Dog’s Nails at Home (Even if they’re black!)

The thought of clipping your dog’s nails yourself possibly fills you with dread. Combine a wriggly pup, black claws, and a lack of experience and it’s no wonder! However, it is possible to learn to safely clip your dog’s nails at home, depending on your dog. Nail clipping should be…
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Veganuary & Me - Andrea Busfield

Veganuary & Me - Andrea Busfield

Veganuary & MeFor five years or more I have followed a plant-based diet, and last month more than half a million people pledged to do the same in an annual campaign designed to encourage a vegan lifestyle. Among friends, I actually describe myself as vegan, but I’m aware that it’s…
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15 ways to tell when a horse’s wound is an emergency

15 ways to tell when a horse’s wound is an emergency

Our equine friends often have a nasty habit of getting themselves into trouble - some more than others! Wounds are a common reason why a vet is called in an emergency. You may not have witnessed how an injury has happened, for example if your horse or pony comes in…
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How to keep yourself and your clients safe during COVID: Tips for groomers

How to keep yourself and your clients safe during COVID: Tips for groomers

This last year has brought unprecedented challenges for the dog grooming industry. The uncertainty has been daunting and, at times, confusing. As we move into 2021, the industry faces further challenges. Fortunately, most biosecurity measures relating to COVID are now second nature to us all. There is good guidance to…
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New Year, New Pony - Andrea Busfield

New Year, New Pony - Andrea Busfield

OK, so I have a secret … 550lbs worth of secret. I’ve bought a Hanoverian warmblood yearling!(Add excited squeal SFX here.)D’Lorean was born in April 2019 and he comes with an impressive list of names behind him. Sired by D’Olympus, and produced by Quina (sired by Quaterhall), he promises to…
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First Aid for Dog Groomers

First Aid for Dog Groomers

First aid is an essential skill for all groomers, but it can feel a bit daunting. Working around animals with scissors, water, and electrical equipment on a daily basis means you have to know what to do when something goes wrong! Accidents can happen, even with the strictest safety protocols…
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Covid Security for Horse Riders and while at the Yard

Covid Security for Horse Riders and while at the Yard

2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all, with unexpected changes in many aspects of our lives due to Covid-19. However, the animals and pets in our lives have, in many cases, kept us grounded throughout. Horses are thankfully blissfully unaware of the risks of Covid, of national lockdowns…
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Our Horse & Dog Covid-Christmas Gifts - Andrea Busfield

Our Horse & Dog Covid-Christmas Gifts - Andrea Busfield

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year and Christmas doesn’t promise to be much better, but if there’s one constant to be found in this global mess it’s that tomorrow the sun will rise – and our pets will continue to make the world feel a better place…
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