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Category Archives: Equine Skin Health

Katie Jerram Explains Why Showing is Important

Many horse owners and riders have enjoyed showing at some level, for those who weren’t completely bitten by the showing bug the experience opened doors to other competitive disciplines, such as eventing and showjumping.  The showing industry contributes more than we might imagine to our sport so why is it important to continue to push standards? We asked Katie Jerram, … Continue reading

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Coat Care: Must Do’s Before Spring

Out Shine the Competition! Prepare for the ultimate coat this show season. Whether you are producing horses and ponies for the show ring, or simply want to achieve five star turnout, thinking about coat health before your horse starts changing his coat is important. Optimising his diet and then managing his rugging routine correctly will allow him to produce a healthy, shiny, … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Coping with Condition Loss in Winter

Coping with Condition Loss in Your Horse During winter when grass is in short supply and many horses are stabled for much of their time, it is common for horses to drop condition. If you notice any changes within your horse such as dropping away, or a dull coat remind yourself to check the following:   Have you had your … Continue reading

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6 Top Clipping Tips…

Make Clipping Easier, Faster and More Accurate with These Top Tips! Choose the right clip for your horse. If it’s the horse’s first time a chaser or trace clip might be most suitable – with only half of the head taken off if he’s a little wary. Take time to let the horse get used to the clippers beforehand if … Continue reading

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Does Your Horse Suffer with Allergies? These Tips Will Help…

5 Tips to Help Manage Seasonal Allergies Allergies that cause respiratory problems including coughing and wheezing can strike during the summer as well as the winter so good management is key to keeping your horse happy and healthy. Horses allergic to summer dust and pollen are often diagnosed with ‘summer pasture associated obstructive pulmonary disease’ (SPAOPD), which usually involves a … Continue reading

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Horse Management: Cooling Off for 3DE

ReadySupp co-founder and international event rider Katherine Coleman shares her top tips on cooling horses down properly after cross country. Preparation is everything for this task. This is what you will need waiting at the finish line: 2 buckets, (three if you have them) 2 sponges 1 scraper (at least, more if you want) 1 spanner for removing studs 1 … Continue reading

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Understanding Sarcoids: Could This Be the Answer?

Sarcoids, immunity and nutrition – what’s the link? What are Sarcoids? Sarcoids are tumours of skin fibroblasts, which are described by experts as a type of skin cancer. They are not a true cancer because they usually stay strictly within the skin, but neither are they simply warts or suchlike. Any equid can be affected by sarcoids, including horses, ponies, … Continue reading

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Want an Amazing Coat Like This for the Showing Season?

Professional event rider and ReadySupp team member Emma Dougall swears by the ReadySupp Shine On supplement and you can see why. She feeds her horses the linseed-rich blend of herbs and oils to promote the ultimate ‘show’ coat and optimum skin health with unbeatable shine. Now the showing season is almost upon us and we’ll all be focused on perfect … Continue reading

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How To Get a Really Shiny Coat From the Inside

We all finish our competition turnout with shine sprays, hot cloths and glossing mists to add that extra sparkle but what really gives a truly healthy shine to our horses’ coat’s? Our nutritionist knows that a good shine on a horse’s coat depends on the condition of the skin and hair, so it’s important to feed the inside to affect … Continue reading

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