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Writer? Take a look!


I just received a letter from an equestrian publisher looking for new writers. If you, or your friends, have a story outline or submission you might drop them a note.

www.lavenderandwhite.com.uk email info@lavenderandwhite.co.uk

New Release From Lavender and White Publishing Supports Equine Rescue Centre

The fact that large quantities of horsemeat have been found in many ready meal products has horrified consumers around the world. What no one has emphasised is that much of this meat comes from huge over production in the thoroughbred industry. If they don’t have the necessary speed these beautiful animals are discarded, often travelling huge distances crammed into lorries meeting incongruous and cruel ends in slaughter houses.

Horses who don’t go for meat can end up with well meaning, but inexperienced owners often with devastating consequences, becoming difficult, unmanageable and in some cases quite frankly dangerous.

A new book, Phoenix Rising by N S Newsome, from equestrian e-book publishers Lavender and White Publishing charts the heart-breaking story of one such horse. After an auspicious beginning Phoenix is sold from home to home gradually becoming difficult to ride and handle until, barely alive she is taken in by an equine rescue centre and her life turned around.

Lavender and White Publishing is a new, innovative e-publishing company specialising in equestrian fiction and non-fiction. The company is currently looking for new and previously published authors with the aim of building an extensive range of titles for downloading to e-readers.
We are slowly getting the word out and of course are extremely grateful to the many magazines and bloggers who have given us much needed publicity in order to build up our stable of authors and books.

Publishing Director, Jacqueline Smalley is clearly passionate about equestrian fiction, “Books are the only thing we love more than our horses!” A writer and editor with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Smalley explains the concept behind the new company, “Lavender and White came about from the combination of a passionate longing to share top quality equestrian content with a world-wide audience and also to help talented authors find a platform for their work.” Jacqueline continues, “While most publishers are turning away we are actively looking for talented equestrian authors, even new writers.”

Lavender and White Publishing will publish all genres of fiction all set in the equestrian world. “Our aim is to put together a superb collection of downloadable equestrian fiction and non-fiction. She continues, “We are also looking forward to nurturing the careers of talented authors and hopefully finding the J K Rowling or E L James of equestrian fiction.

Phoenix Rising is now available to download with a percentage of the £3.99 price going to
The Ray of Hope Rescue centre in France to help with the incredible work they do rehabilitating horses.

www.lavenderandwhite.co.uk email info@lavenderandwhite.co.uk

Springtime – Horse Health week!


We have spring babies and it always is a good idea to make sure everyone in the barn is healthy and happy. So here are a couple tips from our friends across the pond at NUTReCARE;

Article by Scott Clawson

Equine parasites are, unfortunately, a problem that will persist throughout your horse’s life, and is considered impossible to ever completely get rid of them. However, this does not mean that the problem should be ignored or considered a nonissue.

Horse wormers can come in all types of variations; the multi-purpose wormer Equimax comes in either a syringe to be administered at the back of the horse’s tongue, or in tablet form to be mixed with its feed. As well as the different variations, there are also different methods of treatment. Purge worming is strong dose of wormers, given every 2-3 months, that quickly kills large amounts of worms, and continuous worming is a daily dose that aims to keep the parasites at a constant low level.

The best strategies for de-worming revolve around the idea of parasitic resistance; if a parasite is prevented from taking hold by the same type of horse wormer over a long period of time then the population may develop genetic resistance.

A common tactic is to provide a continuous, low dose of wormer for a couple of months, and then give the horse a purge wormer. This keeps the parasites under a certain threshold, before wiping the population clean and beginning the course again. It should become such a standard in your horse care routine as topping up your dog’s bowl with its daily dose of Iams is to your household pet routine. Another tactic is to worm your horse at strategic points in the year, based on how many parasitic eggs you find in the faeces of your animal. However, it is important to take into account the time of year when the faecal sample is taken and the type of parasite you are watching for, as some eggs may not show up and your results can become unreliable.

A successful horse worming programme is one that has been planned carefully, and it is important that you check with your local vet beforehand. They will ensure that your plan is the best possible for your horse’s age, breed, and geographical location, and can advise you on other areas which can be improved in order to help prevent parasites, such as setting up a science plan or high-quality diet.

Stay Healthy!