Well you can always tell when summer’s just around the corner when the beastly ticks start their campaign of terror! It is paramount to inspect regularly for these little blighters as they can carry the deadly Pyroplasmosis or Lymes disease. The best way to get a tick off your horse if you find one is to use a tick tool, shown below, which you slide under the tick and carefully twist anti-clockwise until the tick releases. Be careful not to leave any part of the tick still attached to your horse! Ticks are notoriously hard to kill but you can drown or stab them….drastic for such small things but you don’t want them catching a ride again!! Here’s some photo’s taken today of ticks found on Cindy one of our rescued mares. They were found in her mane and around the base of her ear.