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Royal Marine veteran tells his life-changing story at charity conference

rating is 3.5

Larissa Chapman, 25 November 2014 16:51

Opened by HRH The Princess Royal who underlined the many different ways in which horses are valued in today’s society – as sport competitors, as working horses which whole families rely on in impoverished communities overseas, as a much-loved family pet and even valued in the slaughter trade for whatever price they are worth, World Horse Welfare’s conference on ‘The ...

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Working from the ground

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Larissa Chapman, 22 October 2014 16:43

With the winter weather setting in and time in the saddle harder to come by, we’ve enlisted the help of Intelligent Horsemanship recommended associate Rosie Jones to show you some useful problem-busting exercises from the ground. Leading through a narrow gap Here Rosie helps Sharon Beauhill conquer her horse Tressie’s phobia of gates with her narrow spaces exercise. There’s never ...

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Helen Wins Nationwide Parelli Training Competition

rating is 3.5

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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Common worms and the damage they do to your horse

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Becky Statham, 21 July 2014 10:43

Small Redworm These small, 1cm long, parasites are probably the most serious internal parasite, causing colic, severe weight loss, diarrhoea and sometime death. These parasites are hard to kill as they hide from the immune system within cysts in the gut wall. There’s also widespread resistance to the wormers which are currently available on the market. Roundworm These are large ...

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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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Visit our new event Total Confidence Live

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Your Horse, 12 February 2014 12:08

Build your riding and horse care confidence at our brand new event Total Confidence Live, 26-27 April at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex. Get involved in clinics and classes designed to give your riding boost and speak directly to equestrian professionals for top advice. Take a look at what's on:  -  Bring along your horse and take part in one of ...

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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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