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Meet Camilla Speirs

At just 25 years of age, Camilla Speirs has already achieved more than many professional event riders achieve in their entire careers. The result of 25 years of talent and hard work, Camilla’s incredible list of achievements to date includes 6 European ...

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Trying to survive the...

The Irish weather is a thing of legend worldwide. Along with the stereotype of always being drunk, we are apparently also always getting rained on. It rains many more days than I am drunk, that much I do know… After an unseasonably dry and warm Octo...

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Donegal man convicted of...

A Donegal man was convicted of animal cruelty at Letterkenny District Court on 16th November 2015 after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to eleven horses. Adrian Browne, aged 44 and with an address at 15 Newbrook Court, Letterkenny, was fi...

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4 more ways to...

Following on from our previous article on ‘soundness‘, our equine rehabilitation specialist Catherine McCourt discusses 4 more ways to know if your horse isn’t sound. Unusual stable behaviours If your horse stops hanging his head over ...

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Clipping horses

Anyone who keeps a horse through the winter months will be aware of the monstrously hairy coat that our four-legged friend develops at this time. Nature has provided horses with the means to keep themselves cosy through our harsh winter climate and if all...

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Ponies left to suffer...

ISPCA Breaking News 6th November 2015 Ponies left to suffer with severely overgrown hooves ISPCA Inspector Lisa O ‘Donovan responded to a call yesterday, 5th November 2015 regarding ponies with extremely overgrown hooves in the Dunmanway region of Count...

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Laminitis – a case...

A 19 year old grey mare was presented to me with a history of on-going laminitis. She had been treated previously by a vet for a respiratory infection with steroids and had developed laminitis shortly after. On presentation the mare was very lame, relucta...

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Improving the jumping canter

Leaving aside the ability of the horse and the skill of the rider, the success of a jumping round largely comes down to the quality of the horse’s canter. In this post, our Showjumping expert Liam Buckley gives us a simple exercise with canter poles to ...

Glen the Squirrel

This isn’t a horsey story, but it’s so cute we had to share it! A very young squirrel fell from a tree and this marked the start of a most unusual relationship. A woman found the squirrel and its sister lying on the ground. They had fallen a...