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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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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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Bitting for better brakes

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Ema Odlin, 28 May 2012 11:34

It might seem counter-intuitive, but bitting expert Ema Odlin explains the solution to your control issues is likely to be a milder bit. The mouth and tongue are your horse’s most sensitive areas, so the bit is of crucial importance. It can do one of two things – bring about relaxation or evasion, with the latter causing tension. The tongue ...

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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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How mucking out affects your posture

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Helen Milbank, 06 February 2012 12:10

Feeling tense, stiff or lop-sided in the saddle? If so, the way you muck out could be to blame. Here we talk to therapeutic bodywork practitioner Jo Greenfield how to wield a fork and broom correctly and ensure you’re sitting pretty… In addition to taking up a form of gentle, body-boosting exercise, there are practical steps you can take to ...

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