A healthy winter

Autumn is a difficult time of year with horses, particularly when it comes to making decisions about their rugs – our climate can be so changeable. I hope the following principles will help you understand how it is possible to winter your thoroughbred most effectively… Rugging up Many horse owners make the mistake of rugging…

Typical thoroughbred feet

The well known saying `No foot, no horse’ is especially true for the thoroughbred. However, I often hear people say “typical thoroughbred feet” and always leap to the breed’s defense… Most of the lameness I see at HEROS Charity when horses come to us after a career in racing, has little to do with conformation…

Feeding Your Thoroughbred

Thoroughbreds need far more hard feed than many other breeds just to maintain their weight and muscle structure. This is the one area that people seem to have problems with when taking on a thoroughbred… Many are under the impression that if you feed too much it will then become fresh and hard to handle.…

Pessoa training with Thoroughbreds

A Pessoa is a lunging aid that has been designed to strengthen the horses’s topline, stretch the back and train a horse to work in the right outline… HEROS Charity uses this programme specifically to help with the rehabilitation of ex-racehorses. Our guide is based on primarily using the low setting to improve muscle and…

The charity challenge of change

The recommendation of the 2015 Cross-Party Review of Fundraising Regulation was to set up a service for members of the public to control the nature and frequency of charity communications that they receive… The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) has now been launched. How do these developments impact on our ability to fundraise now and in…