Hat & Body Protector Fitting

Our hat, body protector and air jacket fitting and refitting service is by appointment only to help us give you the time and attention required to fit your safety equipment properly, ensuring you are comfortable and get the most out of its design. Click on the picture to get to the calendar and book your appointment.
< Our hat, body protector and air jacket fitting and refitting service is now back to a walk in service, however please remember to allow up to an hour to ensure we have enough time to fit your safety equipment properly, ensuring you are comfortable and get the most out of its design. Please note that there is a small £10.00 charge for fitting each hat, bodyprotector or air jacket, this is refunded when you purchase the hat, bodyprotector or air jacket from us. If you...
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Are some horses more prone to colic than others?

Are some horses more prone to colic than others? There are several factors which contribute to increased risk that you should be aware of.

Significant weather changes usually mean quick changes to the way we manage our horses, for example in bad weather going from grazing 24/7 to stabled, at least at night. It also heralds a seasonal [spring & autumn] rise in colic cases, but why? This month's topic is Colic, is it really that important?

Are some horses more prone to colic than others? There are several factors which contribute to increased risk that you should be aware of. Significant weather changes usually mean quick changes to the way we manage our horses, for example in bad weather going from grazing 24/7 to stabled, at least at night. It also heralds a seasonal [spring & autumn] rise in colic cases, but why? This month's topic is Colic, is it really that important? If you’ve had...
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Don't poison your horse!

Ragwort Poisoning This weed is covered by the 1959 Weeds Act, amended by the Ragwort Control Act 2003 which means...
Ragwort Poisoning This weed is covered by the 1959 Weeds Act, amended by the Ragwort Control Act 2003 which means you may be issued with an ORDER to control the weed on your property. Obviously as it is toxic to your horse, it makes sense to keep the risk to a minimum by keeping it under control. Each ragwort plant can produce up to 120,000 seeds so it makes sense to deal with them before they seed. The picture shows...
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Don't be chicken about worming

Heygates Layers Pellets with 'Flubenvet' Simply feed your chickens the medicated layers pellets for 7 days [making sure they don't...
Heygates Layers Pellets with 'Flubenvet' Simply feed your chickens the medicated layers pellets for 7 days [making sure they don't have access to any other feed like mixed corn etc] normally between 2 & 4 times a year to keep them fit and well. This is a prescription medicine, so it is only available in-store. It really is great value and so much easier than the other methods of using 'Flubenvet'. Because the medication has a short shelf life don't...
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Is your horse dying to be turned out?

There is a seasonal spike in colic caused by the significant change in diet from a mainly hay/haylage diet to...
There is a seasonal spike in colic caused by the significant change in diet from a mainly hay/haylage diet to grass. Help your horse by making the change slowly – ideally over at least a week or so, gradually increasing the time spent at grass. If you are working or have other commitments and can’t just pop back to bring them in, start the process in the evenings working the length of time up so you can get close to your target at the weekend...
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