Equi Supermarket Blog

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Preventing & Removing Ticks from Horses

Few things in life are more irksome than ticks. These diminutive arachnids are difficult to control and can cause major health issues in horses including Lyme disease. There are several species of tick, some...

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What is Endurance Riding?

Recognised by the FEI, endurance riding features long-distance races during which horses receive regular veterinary checks. Events take place worldwide and vary in length. The longest is the Mongol Derby, which is 1000km! Most...

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The Campaign to Save Shire Horses

Shire horses are magnificent animals and were once common sights up and down the country. But now only 1500 remain and that makes them rarer than giant pandas. The situation is extremely worrying and...

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Horse Loses Kidney but Returns to Competition

American athlete Aries Merritt has hit the headlines recently. He managed to run in the World Athletics Championships despite having undergone a kidney transplant. Merritt received a new kidney from his sister not long...

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

Trainer Charlie McBride found himself at the centre of a major controversy recently. Following an unexpected win for Mandarin Princess at Yarmouth, it emerged that the horse wasn’t Mandarin Princess after all but rather...