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After a tough day, there’s nothing better than going to see my horse. Hearing his gentle nicker as I arrive, breathing in that beautiful horsey smell with my face in his chestnut mane. And relax. My whole day is suddenly immeasurably better. As horsey people, the relationship we have with equines often plays a big part in our emotional wellbeing…
I am extremely lucky to have 4 beautiful animals in my life. I honestly believe it is a privilege and I cherish each of them. As far as I am concerned they are my therapy, they sense things that nobody else can and reach out to comfort you at every opportunity. Casey, my 8 year old black lab, is my…
It's something that many of us face at some point in our lives as horse owners - that heart-breaking, devastating decision to end a horse's suffering when it has become too great for them to lead a happy life. But how do you know when it's time to let go? After losing my home-produced, once-in-a-lifetime thoroughbred Chase, I knew finding…

Juan - A Horse Who Changed my Life

Written by Thursday, 04 February 2016 18:16
I think we can all agree that at some point in our lives, we find a horse that becomes so much more than just a horse, an animal who comes to be a friend, a companion, someone you can tell everything to. Perhaps, this horse may even be someone who has changed your life for the better. Juan, a 15hh…

Research Aims to Shed Light on a Donkey's Needs

Written by Monday, 07 December 2015 18:34
We are all very excited at Bowhayes to be working with The Donkey Sanctuary as they investigate how donkeys, horses and ponies use man-made and natural shelters and also how they expend heat under different weather conditions. The project entitled ‘Protection from the Elements in Donkeys and Horses’ will continue for one year and the shelter side of the research…
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