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Why our readers love their PRE horses!

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Katy Islip, 28 November 2013 09:00

When writing our December issue's breeds feature on Andalusian (or PRE) horses, we asked Your Horse readers to tell us why their PRE horses are so special and were innundated with emails – here’s just a taste of what you had to say!“I've heard lots of people say that once you've ridden an Andalusian, you'll never buy another breed 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

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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

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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

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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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Aids Explained with Laura Tomlinson

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Laura Tomlinson, 05 August 2013 17:15

Our new Your Horse series sees Olympic dressage star Laura Tomlinson explain the aids for a range of vital schooling movements, complete with audio downloads for you to use when you’re schooling at home.   Month One - Shoulder-in Our first instalment sees Laura explain how to ride shoulder-in, a lateral movement where your horse moves forwards with his inside ...

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Summer fly care

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Your Horse, 31 July 2013 16:19

Take a look at our top advice on how to protect your horse from flies during the summer months. Clean up your act Flies love dirty skin so ensuring that your horse is clean is a good starting point for fly prevention. Shampoos containing Tea-tree oil are great for cleaning and soothing irritated skin – try Wahl Showman Tea Tree ...

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Beat the clock

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Your Horse, 31 July 2013 16:09

If it sometimes feels impossible to get everything done, try these time-saving tips to clock up extra time to be with your horse SAVE 5 minutes Before you hit the snooze button again, imagine how those extra morning minutes could create more ‘carrot time’ with your horse each evening. SAVE 10 minutes Be focused – you’re missing out on valuable ...

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