The latest Horse Sense and Hands On articles for keeping horses healthy and stud farms in peak condition

FEATURE: Benji Coogan retires from the saddle
Irish Field Contributor
Benji was one of the most respected riders on the Curragh, writes Dan Kirwan
23 February 2024 Farm management
Help with ATV training from ITBA
Correct training for use of ATVs/quads is now mandatory and the ITBA are offering its members support
23 February 2024 Breeding management
Mares now included in sport horse pre-breeding scheme
Horse Sport Ireland have launched their Reproductive Health Screening Scheme to include mares
Free course on safe handling from the ground
CAFRE are offering a free webinar called The Introduction To Groundwork And Safe Horse Handling From The Ground
23 February 2024 Training methods
€2,500 cash prize for National Hunt breeders
National Hunt breeder and business owner offers a cash prize to recognise the work of Irish breeders
23 February 2024 Breeding management
What are the most common findings in prepurchase exams?
A new study from the Royal Veterinary College has identified the most common findings in prepurchase examinations of horses
23 February 2024 Veterinary
Screening for chips – are they of clinical relevance?
Horse Sense asked Joe Collins to tackle the topic of chips in pre-purchase examinations
23 February 2024 Veterinary
For the 10,000th time, welcome to The Irish Field
Guy Williams marks a significant milestone in the history of The Irish Field, probably the world's longest-established racing and equestrian sport publications
16 February 2024 Racing News
TAX TIPS: There are plenty of ways to reduce your tax liability
Knowing the options available, and some planning, can lead to significant savings, write Marty Murphy and Stephen Finn
16 February 2024 Bloodstock news
TAX TIPS: When to become a company and when to stay as a sole trader
The advantages from incorporation are clearest for the most profitable operations, write Marty Murphy and Stephen Finn
16 February 2024 Bloodstock news
HRI AFTERCARE: Meet the one-eyed racehorse with an Instagram account
HRI welfare and bloodstock director John Osborne celebrates the story of retired racehorse, Pat Costello
12 February 2024 Miscellaneous
When the worst happens
Helen Sharp shares first-hand experience of losing a foal before term and asks what's the best practice when a mare aborts?.
9 February 2024 Breeding management