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Six easy ways to tackle napping

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Joanna Day, 20 June 2013 15:55

Napping is often thought of in terms of a horse being naughty. But when he refuses to leave the yard, or goes so far and then tries to whip round and head for home, he shows another example of separation anxiety. If this sounds familiar, follow British Dressage and British Eventing Accredited Coach, Joanna Day’s tips for success:   1. Work ...

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Tackling ditches

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Katy Islip, 11 April 2013 14:46

Don’t let the fear factor put you off tackling ditches – learn how to confidently clear these rider frighteners in style with this advice from eventer Emily Llewellyn   When you’re introducing your horse to ditches, start small with narrow and shallow examples, and try to avoid water-filled ones at first to keep it really simple. Don’t worry about showing ...

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Herbs for your horse

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Larissa Chapman, 11 April 2013 11:08

Herbs have many nutritional and medicinal benefits for your horse, and offering him herbs is easier than you think, so why not give it a go today?   Top 12 edible herbs - Thyme is great if your horse has a cough or hay fever - Fennel is great for digestion and helps to eliminate excess gas - Chamomile flowers ...

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Improve his straightness

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Katy Islip, 14 February 2013 16:30

Dressage trainer and judge, Vikki Hayton, gives her advice on how to improve your horse's straightness. Assess where you are now by riding down the centre, quarter or three-quarter line and be honest about how straight you are – a straight horse requires a disciplined rider! As you ride around your school think how much weight you have in each hand and ...

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Interview with Carl and Charlotte

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Larissa Chapman, 22 January 2013 15:53

Your Horse writer Larissa Chapman caught up with double gold winning dressage duo Carl Hester and Charlotte Duajrdin and Your Horse Live 2012. Find out why they make such a great team, what they like to get up to in their spare time and who has the worst habbits...

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Fun ride rules

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Larissa Chapman, 01 October 2012 15:13

Before you embark on your fun ride, it’s important to know the rules and regulations. Your Horse's Larissa called Chair of Rides and Rules, Jeni Gilbert, to find out more. - Non Competitive Rides (NCRs) sometimes called training, fun, social or pleasure rides are rides organised by an EGB group or they can be part of a national ride - Group Rides ...

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Keeping your horse safe when increasing workload

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Your Horse, 03 September 2012 15:44

Whether you just enjoy a longer hack from time to time or have your sights set on competition success, making sure your horse is fit for the work you ask him to do will make a big difference to how he’s able to perform. However, increasing your horse’s workload comes with its own risks and challenges, so here are expert ...

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Tips for successful sharing

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Donna McDowall, 20 August 2012 14:11

If you're thinking of going into a horse share, make sure you take a look at Donna McDowall’s (founder of www.horsesharesuk.co.uk) checklist of tips for successful sharing... For owners - Before you advertise, decide what you most want from a sharing arrangement – help or cash, and be realistic - Think about the level of riding competence your horse requires ...

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Tips for choosing summer breeches

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Allison Lowther, 28 June 2012 10:37

Even though the English summer isn't quite as sunny as we'd hoped, it is starting to hot up! If you're looking to find yourself a new pair of summer breeches, take a look at our advice on what you should be looking out for. What material? A lightweight, breathable and stretchy material is very important when choosing summer breeches. You ...

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Correct mounting for a healthy back

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Sue Palmer, 06 June 2012 15:30

Mounting puts an enormous amount of pressure on your horse’s back, so to help you save it from strain and pain, chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer has this advice: 1. Have a correct fitting saddle that doesn’t slip as you mount, and ask someone to hold the opposite stirrup The saddle is there to spread the rider’s weight evenly over as ...

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