Heatwaves, torrential rain and forage – a long winter ahead?


For anyone with horses, a heatwave is probably a mixed blessing. On the one hand holidaying in the UK is better than usual, although very popular: at one stage it was reported that Devon and Cornwall were “full”. At home BBQs were put to very good use. For our horses many owners were spared the normal summer UK cycle of putting them out and getting them in and wondering whether to put on a light rain sheet. On the downside, the hard ground meant many people's training was interrupted and some events were also cancelled due to hard ground . . .

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Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.