We now have the reviews of attendees from our 2019 sessions on our website.
Anyone who attends a session is asked if they would be able to fill out a feedback sheet and this feedback immediately allows us to see if we have got it right for the attendee. And we pleased to say we seem to be getting it right!
The feedback listed are from those attendees who were happy for us to share their feedback of the session online and we would really like to thank them for allowing us to.
We thank all our attendees and the speakers for delivering such great information to you all and helping you gain knowledge to improve your horses welfare.
You can view the reviews here
We have a new date for our Assessing Saddle Fit session.
The new date is Saturday 5th October 2019; 1.00-4.00 pm.
It is at the same venue- Monach Farms Riding Stables, Hilton, Huntingdon with Sue Hill from Forever Saddles.
The aim of this session is to help improve the owners' knowledge to help identify if a saddle may be causing problems and when to seek professional advice. Within this session we will look at both theory and move to a practical element of looking at different types of horses and assess saddles to see identify any potential fitting problems that can be passed to a Qualified Saddle fitter to help rectify.
You can book your place via the Booking store HERE
E-horse are very pleased to bring you, via UK Rural Skills, the Animals in Transit (Short Journeys) -Horses online course.
This online course will prepare you to take the test that is a legal requirement for transporting Horses in the UK in connection with an economic activity, but is also offers invaluable knowledge for anyone transporting horses.
Upon successful completion of this online course you can go on to take the Short Journey certificate (over 65km and up to 8 hours) accredited by Lantra Awards, City and Guilds or other Awarding Organisations that are approved for the animals in transit/horses qualification. If you would like to take the examination- please contact E-horse and we can put you in contact with an examination centre*
The course covers the theory aspects preparing trainees for their assessment and is available to purchase online via E-horse for £30.- SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE
Please contact E-horse for further information.
*examination fee not included in E-horse price
We have a new logo!
What do you think? Do you like?
We are gently moving forward to the growth of E-horse. It has been just over a year since we started woth our first session in October 2017.
Why are we going slowly? Our main priority is to deliver sessions that horse owners want to attend and to keep our prices affordable; and to ensure that our attendees receive a personalised service and are made to feel part of the E-horse Community.
Hopefully we are delivering this to you.
The amazing Donna Case from The Horse Feed Guru is contributing to the November issue of Your Horse Magazine regarding feeding in the Autumn.
Donna is delivering our Understanding Equine Supplements and the Feed Bag session in Newmarket on November 8th.
She is also spreading her outstanding knowledge by speaking at our Feeding for Winter session in January.
Don't miss out on gaining knowledge from this highly knowledgeable equine nutritionist all for £15
Equine Pharmacognosy- Developing Equine Self Healing
We are very excited to offer you a new session for November 2018!
What is Pharmacognosy?
Zoopharmacognosy is the practice in which wild animals self medicate using an evolutionary adaptation in which their innate instinct enables them to communicate and relate with medicinal plants within their environment, to bring about health and well being. Unfortunately domestication has restricted the horse's opportunity to use his instinctive knowledge to select nature's medicines
Within this session we will look at the horses natural ability to self select plants and how we can help improve their welfare by offering the required plant based nutrition. We will study case evidence and discuss current responses.
Beth Chamberlain is a highly experienced Zoopharmacognosist and runs Equinepharmacognosy in Essex.
Beth lectures to college and university students, appeared on BBC Radio Suffolk and has written numerous articles. The subject of Applied Zoopharmacognosy is continually developing and Beth returns regularly to the Academy of Zoopharmacognosy to develop her knowledge but gives great thanks to the animals that have been her teachers.
Her goals are to take this work internationally which she will be doing whilst an invited speaker at the Animal Science and Veterinary Conference in Durban, South Africa in February 2019.
Its going to be a very interesting session and I cant wait!
To book CLICK HERE
We are so terribly excited to have been informed that E-horse has made it into the finals of the Rural Business Awards Eastern region. And if that is not enough...we have made it into the finals in not just one category but two!!!
We are up for the awards for Best Rural Start Up 2018 and Best Rural Education and Training 2018.
To say we are happy is a bit of an understatement, but we do feel completely humble that our small little organisation has been selected. However, its only with the support of our presenters and attendees at the 2017/18 E-horse sessions that have let us get this far.
Good luck to all of the other entries. We are all winners as far as I'm concerned!
For more information have a look a the Rural Business Awards website
As you (and your inbox- how many emails have you received!!!) will be aware, new Data Protection rules come in place on 25th May 2018. These are the The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which includes rules on giving privacy information to data subjects in Articles 12, 13 and 14. These are more detailed and specific than in the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and place an emphasis on making privacy notices understandable and accessible.
WE WILL ONLY EVER CONTACT YOU VIA EMAIL; AND ONLY IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED ONE OF OUR EVENTS AND SELECTED TO BE CONTACTED; OR SIGNED UP TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER.
PS. I'm too busy to SPAM you with emails anyway!
We are overjoyed to have joined UK Rural Skills Accreditation organisation.
UK Rural Skills (UKRS) is a not for profit company whose main purpose is to enrich rural communities by providing an accreditation and certification service through high quality, professionally delivered training, by our friendly, engaging members. Our membership will ensure that our course we deliver are quality assured and to UKRS Standards. Throughout 2018 our course will be commence to accredited by UKRS and will be stamped with both E-horse and UKRS Logo.
Keep watching for new courses!
On most news outlets this week you will have seen articles and images of pony burgers and sausages being served to customers at Tavistock Market, in Devon. Posts have been put on social media channels with huge debate and emotive responses from all parties- some for and some against.
There is no denying, thinking of eating our best buddy; who most people spend their working life slaving away to pay for, makes for an aghast in-drawing of breath and responses of horror.
Here are a few tabloid reader responses to the articles being published nationally:
" As a culture, Brits generally do not their pets which includes horses. Sorry, it upsets me and makes me sick"- Metro
"I have had horses all my life, lived with, worked with and loved them and much prefer them to any people. I have also eaten them when in France.if it helps with these ponies conservancy I don't see an issue other than the fluffy brigade getting their knickers in a knot.its much better they are used this way than being sent off to auctions.these are wild ponies,not pets" -Daily Mail
It is a terribly emotive issue for all animal lovers- of that there is no denying. Most of us wouldn't eat of dogs so why horses? As one of the quotes above states: its is available in Europe easily the same as other meats; but we haven't seen it on our shelves frequently in the UK.
However, I want to put aside all the arguments re whether we FEEL it is right; but whether from a WELFARE point of view whether it is right. WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE HORSE CONSIDERING ITS CIRCUMSTANCES. - not what we would like to happen but what should happen now for that animal.
Anyone who knows me (or has stalked on LI) will know I am en ex-animal welfare officer so have been in situations where judgement must be made as to whether an animal in distress can be saved. So for this article, I want to sit on the fence and hear back what you feel.
I have posted below all the details from the The Dartmoor Hill Pony Association for you to read to help gain more insight to life for the ponies on Dartmoor. There is also a podcast by Delicious which makes informative listening.
There is a #hastag poll on our Facebook page for you to voice #yesponyeat vs #noponyeat
Please keep it clean and be interested to hear responses.