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Helen Wins Nationwide Parelli Training Competition

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Larissa Chapman, 25 September 2014 09:23

Having watched an inspirational Parelli demonstration last year, when she saw a national competition to win natural horsemanship training, horse owner Helen Bates decided to enter. Based in Maidstone, Kent, Helen a Project Manager for a water company couldn’t believe her luck when she was chosen as the lucky winner from more than 2,000 entries. Helen watched the Parelli demonstration ...

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Miniature pony and donkey set out on 100 mile trek

rating is 3.5

Becky Statham, 08 August 2014 16:28

A pony and donkey are setting off on a 100 mile trek to raise money for the RSPCA’s Felledge Equine Centre. Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony and Barley the donkey will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia. The seven day challenge begins today in Needham Market and ...

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RSPCA rescue pony strikes gold

rating is 3.5

Becky Statham, 29 April 2014 17:03

Charlotte Dujardin has given one very lucky rescue pony the chance to join her and her prize winning horses in Gloucestershire. Charlotte fell in love with the scrawny black foal, who she nicknamed Santa, when he arrived at the RSPCA shortly before Christmas last year. Santa was so tiny he was wearing a dog coat to keep him warm, so ...

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Long-lining | Total Confidence Month One

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Rosie Jones, 21 January 2014 14:32

Long-lining is a great way to build confidence. Unlike lunging, it replicates the feeling you get down the reins when riding meaning you can do everything from jumping to schooling figures all from the ground. It’s also a great way to see your horse from the ground and really get to grips with how he moves. The more you know ...

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Winter grass advice

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Your Horse, 21 November 2013 10:32

Even though the days are shorter, your horse will still enjoy his turnout time, so understand, protect and get the best from your grazing with these winter grass facts   Is frosty grass dangerous? For a healthy horse, there’s no need to stop him grazing on frosty grass and there’s no evidence it causes colic or other health problems. However, ...

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Falling off safely

rating is 3.5

Katy Islip, 01 October 2013 11:15

Riding is a risky business, and falling off an occupational hazard, but by trying these exercises at home you can help reduce the risk of injury - try them while wearing your riding hat and body protector once you're comfortable.   Only try these exercises if you are fit and well, and always practise on a gym mat or other suitable surface, with plenty of room. Stop if ...

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Northumbria Police seeking information on recovered horse box

rating is 3.5

Katy Islip, 23 September 2013 09:56

Police are appealing for help in tracing the owners of a horse box they believe may have been stolen.Northumbria Police want to trace the owners of a silver Ifor Williams trailer, originally manufactured in 2005, which was recovered along with other suspected stolen property at an address in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, on 24 August.Despite enquiries, police have been so ...

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Caring For Your Horse This Winter

rating is 3.5

Combi-Ride UK, 10 September 2013 15:42

It’s been a glorious summer but unfortunately the hotter months are slowly drawing to a close. Having experienced a particularly extreme summer this year, it’s safe to say there’s probably quite a cold winter around the corner. Although horses are fairly hardy animals, it’s still important to give them a little extra care and attention over the next few months. ...

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Comfort under the saddle

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Allison Lowther, 07 August 2013 15:38

If you’re on the hunt for a sheepskin half pad, which combines a natural approach to materials and a technical attitude to design the Fleeceworks FXK Dressage Sheepskin Half Pad exclusively from retailer Shadow Horse could fit the bill! Styled in the finest Australian merino sheepskin, which is super dense and soft, but also more robust than lambskin and more ...

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