horse-grazing

Ten poisonous plants for horses

Ten poisonous plants for horses For most equestrians, summertime means more time outdoors for their horses. After being cooped up in their stable over the winter months, a horse’s health and well-being will receive a massive boost from increased turnout in their pasture where they are happiest. Generally, horse owners will have an easier time…

Horse Grooming

Successful stable management tips

It is important to remember that genetically, domestic horses and wild horses are the same.  That means the instinct to be outside 24/7, graze on lush rich grasses and enjoy natural foraging is as strong in the horse living in your back yard or at your stables as it is in a horse living in…

Wooden Home Office

How do I feng shui my home office?

With more people working from home than ever on a long-term basis, it’s important to get your home working set up right, to ensure you’re working as productively as possible, whilst enjoying it too! The basic principles of feng shui are all about harnessing energy to harmonise an individual with their environment. Unlike being in a…

Wooden Summer House

Do garden rooms add value to a property?

As the Coronavirus driven stamp duty holiday draws to an end this spring (June 2021) we will no doubt see many homeowners, once again, opting to add value to their property rather than moving. A well planned and maintained garden is a great place to start, particularly with so many of us keen to enjoy…

Feeding Horses

Help stop unauthorised feeding of horses

The public feeding of horses has been an ongoing issue over the years, but with so many more people relishing the opportunity to enjoy a daily stroll during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has unfortunately meant a rise in lockdown walkers feeding horses.  For many horse owners, this is having some devastating consequences.  There are countless…

National Stables Virtual Fundraising

Virtual fundraising ideas

As we find ourselves fully immersed in what is turning out to be a somewhat disheartening winter, thoughts are with colleagues within the equine community, particularly the smaller charities and welfare organisations feeling the significant financial impacts that the coronavirus pandemic is racking up. During these colder months, caring for equines will be notably more…

National Timber Buildings Team

Seasons greetings from National Timber Buildings

What a history-making year we have found ourselves in.  2020 has certainly been taunted by its fair share of challenges.  The business world has witnessed many SMEs in particular, struggle to stay afloat and our hearts go out to colleagues within the equine community, especially the smaller charities and welfare organisations that are really suffering…