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Top yard hygiene tips

rating is 4

Katy Islip, 05 February 2015 11:13

Help protect your horse's health and wellbeing with expert groom Jenny Ellis's six top yard tips. Whether you're bringing a new horse home or already have your equine partner, adding some simple yard hygiene measures to your routine will help protect his health, and that of his stablemates. If you've just collected your new horse but he's come with old, ...

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Month Two - breathing exercises

rating is 4.5

Larissa Chapman, 12 January 2015 14:42

Breathing exercises and meditation techniques are a great way to calm your nerves before riding. Breathing is something that we do automatically and don’t have to think about, thank goodness! However, it’s time we started focussing more on our breathing while riding. Horses are extremely perceptive and sensitive animals and they can sense our breathing patterns. Therefore if you’re breathing ...

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Izzy Taylor strengthens event team after successful season

rating is 4.5

Larissa Chapman, 19 December 2014 15:38

Following her best year ever leading event rider Izzy Taylor continues to strengthen her growing team of event horses with support from Jocelyn Riley and Equestrian Direct Surfaces. As a producer of world class event horses and a keen event rider, Jocelyn has followed Izzy’s rise to prominence closely and decided to support the talented Banbury based rider with two ...

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Total Confidence Month One

rating is 4

Larissa Chapman, 16 December 2014 13:08

If your horse becomes overexcited when you leave the arena for a hack then try follow our expert Rosie Jones’ advice… “I recommend spending time with your horse from the ground in an open space before hopping on board,” says Rosie. “Walking him in-hand, lunging or long-lining him in your field will get him used to being in an open ...

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Sad loss of Thomas the Cat

rating is 4

Becky Statham, 16 December 2014 10:18

Thomas the cat, who lived at Redwings Horse Sanctuary headquarters in Hapton, South Norfolk, passed away on Saturday 13 December at the age of 18. He’d developed arthritis and had some problems with his kidneys so when his condition began to deteriorate, the decision was made to put him to sleep to ensure he did not suffer. Thomas had been ...

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Happy ending for abandoned ponies

rating is 4.5

Larissa Chapman, 20 November 2014 09:24

A family of ponies have found their happy ending together at Meadow Family Rescue & Rehab, following their abandonment. The herd of four were rescued and will soon become five, as one of the mares is due to foal in the spring. The rescue was headed by equine behaviourist, Emily McDonald, who then turned to Verm-X for help. Emily explains: ...

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Colourful rugs from KTY

rating is 4

Allison Lowther, 26 September 2014 15:00

The super colourful KTY 5 A-Day rug range will certainly help you to brighten up your horse’s wardrobe this autumn.The new collection, aptly named ‘5 A-Day’, boasts some bright colour ways including colours apple and grape along with the more traditional navy with a hint of fruit. Made from a 600 denier, the range is both waterproof and breathable. The ...

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Horseback Archery

rating is 4

Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 09:19

Back when military might was measured in actual horsepower, when the bow and arrow was the most advanced long-range weapon, if you could master the two you'd possess one of the most deadly killing machines on the battlefield. From the plains of the Mongolian Steppe, the art of horseback archery spread across the ancient world and is still practised today, ...

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Make sure your new yard is the perfect fit

rating is 4

Sam Lewis, 10 April 2014 10:09

Moving yards can be a stressful business, but with a bit of planning and some clever questions you can do your best to pin down whether a new yard will be right for you and your horse before you take the plunge. Follow our expert advice from livery yard owner Stephanie Buchanan, who runs the Armour Centre Saddle Club in Dorset ...

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Aids Explained: In-hand

rating is 4.5

Katy Islip, 12 March 2014 09:10

As our Aids Explained schooling series continues in-hand, we've asked classical trainer Diane Followell to explain each exercise as an audio download, so you can listen and learn while you're working with your horse. From improving his halt to increasing suppleness and collection, she'll have it covered as our series progresses, while if you've never trained your horse in-hand don't ...

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