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

NEWS: Budget brings relief to tracks and trainers
Mark Costello
Most equestrian businesses will be eligible to clam back 40% of their monthly energy bills thanks to a new support scheme announced in this week's Budget
30 September 2022 Veterinary
Are we facing a shortage of equine veterinary surgeons?
Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD reports on a very real crisis looming within the equine veterinary sector in Ireland
30 September 2022 Stable management
Balancing sound structures for racing
In the second part of her series, musculoskeletal specialist Laura Stephenson discusses the importance of starting the thoroughbred’s training with longevity at the fore of priorities
HORSE SENSE: The small things can be the big things
In a two-part special, musculoskeletal therapist Laura Stephenson discusses biomechanics and performance
26 September 2022 Training methods
HORSE SENSE: Mastitis and mares
Dr Karen Dunne takes a closer look at possible problems with mares and their udders
23 September 2022 Veterinary
HORSE SENSE: A pinch of salt
A reminder of the importance of salt to your horse's diet and how much he needs
23 September 2022 Nutrition
Sales preparation is everything
The ITBA and TBA have partnered to share helpful guidelines for the preparation of thoroughbred breeding and youngstock at public auction, sale entry and for the demonstration of high health status
16 September 2022 Breeding management
Horses taking to the streets
The Pass Wide and Slow Driver Awareness Campaign appeals to motorists to be considerate and patient when encountering horse riders and driven horses on our roads.
16 September 2022 Miscellaneous
Bad breathers – what role for tongue-ties?
If racehorses can’t breathe properly, how can we possibly expect them to run and jump at speed? Dr Joe Collins MVB PhD explores the issue
16 September 2022 Veterinary
Farmer and hunt in harmony
The relationship between the hunt and local farmers can be generations in the making and if both work together it can be a lasting accord
12 September 2022 Farm management
The hoof of the hunt
Readying your hunter's hooves for the season ahead with Master Farrier Andrew Mahon
9 September 2022 Hoofcare
Owning the line
Huntsman with the East Antrim Harriers Robbie Hodge talks about about the foxhounds and their training
9 September 2022 Training methods