Caring for horses and ponies

Horses and ponies can live well into their thirties or longer. However, their working lives (when they can be ridden or driven) may be much shorter.

It's estimated that there are between 600,000 and a million horses and ponies in the UK. Each one varying in size, body shape and temperament.

How to keep horses and ponies healthy and happy

Owning and caring for a horse or pony is great fun and immensely rewarding. However, it's also a big responsibility and a long-term commitment because of the care, hard work and cost involved.

There's no single 'perfect' way to care for horses and ponies because every animal and situation is different. However, following our expert advice will help your horse or pony to live a long, healthy, happy life.

Follow the links below to find out everything you need to know about caring for a horse or pony:

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