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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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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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Train like a pro | Dressage

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Your Horse, 06 February 2012 12:00

With the likes of Olympic dressage rider Isabell Werth following the German scales of training, here’s how they can be applied to your schooling, whether you’re an aspiring Grand Prix rider or about to do your first Prelim test. When it comes to hours spent training their horses, dressage riders probably beat the other disciplines hands down. But what are ...

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Winter Hooves

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Your Horse, 06 January 2012 09:36

Hooves take a hammering in winter time. First a prolonged wet spell softens the feet, then if followed by a cold snap, the hard rutty fields will cause bruising or even possibly ligament and tendon strain.  In winter most vets see at least two or three ‘pus-in-the-foot’ cases every week. A bruise under a soggy sole provides the perfect growing environment ...

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Schooling in 35 minutes

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Spencer Wilton, 25 November 2011 10:01

We know Your Horse readers are busy people with jobs to do, children to feed as well as horses to ride. Here Spencer Wilton sets out a time frame to ensure that you can fit your schooling session neatly into 35 minutes!   Five minute walkThe most important thing to remember in winter is that if your horse has been ...

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Equine Balance

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Rebecca Gibson, 17 October 2011 15:00

Your Horse speak to co-founder Julie Houghton to see if Equine Balance (EBT) could really make a difference to your riding. An adaptation of a therapy called Zero Balancing, EBT aims to help the rider’s body find its own natural balance in harmony with the horse, and help the horse work softly and responsively with the rider. EBT is specifically ...

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