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Introduce your horse to pigs

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 12:55

Whether your horse is young, inexperienced, the new boy on the yard or an older horse trying something new for the first time – or if it’s just his first time with you in charge – here’s how to introduce your horse to pigs. If you’ve ever tried to ride past a field of pigs you’ll agree they often spark ...

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Introduce your horse to the dentist

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 12:36

Whether your horse is young, inexperienced, the new boy on the yard or an older horse trying something new for the first time – or if it’s just his first time with you in charge – here’s how to introduce your horse to the dentist... Whether you’ve got a youngster who’s having his teeth checked for the first time or ...

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Introduce your horse to clippers

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 12:30

Whether your horse is young, inexperienced, the new boy on the yard or an older horse trying something new for the first time – or if it’s just his first time with you in charge – here’s how to introduce safe, trouble-free clipping... When it comes to calm clipping, preparation is key. A good way to start the conditioning process ...

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Introduce your horse to lungeing

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 12:25

Whether your horse is young, inexperienced, the new boy on the yard or an older horse trying something new for the first time – or if it’s just his first time with you in charge – here’s how to introduce safe, trouble-free lungeing... Going round in circles on the end of a lunge line can seem an alien concept to ...

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Introduce your horse to hacking

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 12:16

Whether your horse is young, inexperienced, the new boy on the yard or an older horse trying something new for the first time – or if it’s just his first time with you in charge – here’s how to introduce safe, trouble-free hacking… Hacking out alone asks a lot of an animal whose brain is wired to seek comfort in ...

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Eventing plan

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Your Horse, 02 March 2012 10:35

Why now’s the time to plan your horse’s fitness regime so he’s raring to go as the eventing season starts You’ve made the entries for your first spring events, and now it’s time to ensure that both you and your horse are fit enough to cope with the ultimate equestrian test. Your horse will have lost fitness over the winter. ...

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Go clear everytime

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Your Horse, 18 February 2012 13:21

Put some gymnastic work into your jump schooling to improve your horse’s balance, impulsion and stamina over a course – and your scores! Take a look at our exercises... Put simply, gymnastic exercises for horses comprise grids or ground poles and jumps — often one or two strides apart — and can be set up countless different ways. Your horse’s ...

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Face your fears

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Your Horse, 18 February 2012 13:15

Whether your bête noire is bucking or jumping, don’t let fear limit your riding activities. Follow confidence coach Ian Banyard’s four easy steps to help you control your fear and become a happy, confident rider. Building confidence starts with understanding how the three parts of our brains work; the reptilian part automatically triggers our fight or flight reaction to a threatening situation; ...

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Draw or running reins - Types of training aids

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Your Horse, 07 February 2012 15:18

WHAT ARE THEY?An extra long set of reins, which are most commonly fitted to pass from the rider’s hands, through the bit rings and then to the girth. WHEN SHOULD THEY BE USED?For encouraging a better head position and rounder frame when riding. The reins pass through the bit rings and attach to the girth under the rider’s legs; or ...

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De Gogue - Types of training aids

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Your Horse, 07 February 2012 15:00

By encouraging the neck to be lowered and the nose to be brought in, the back comes up and the quarters engage. “Like the chambon, the de Gogue is good for hollow horses,” says expert Tara Osborn, “but it has the benefit of being used for ridden work, too. Also, as the nose is encouraged to be brought in, it ...

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