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Travel your horse safely

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Helen Milbank, 11 July 2013 14:55

It's vital your horsebox or trailer is in safe working order before you transport your horse. For expert check advice visit www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/Horsebox%20Guide%20low%20res.pdf

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Choosing travel boots

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Allison Lowther, 03 September 2012 15:38

If you're looking to buy your horse a new set of travel boots, make sure you take a look at our advice to get the boots that are perfect for him...   Shaping A good set will be shaped – the front and hind boots will look quite different as they protect different parts of the lower leg Material Look for ...

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Choosing the right shampoo

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Your Horse, 20 July 2012 10:30

The choice of shampoos is huge and can sometimes be a little confusing, so before you decide which one is best for your horse it’s worth doing a bit of research. Horses have extremely sensitive skin, and like us, some are more susceptible to irritation than others – so it’s wise to be careful when choosing a shampoo. When introducing any ...

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Choosing a competition jacket

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Allison Lowther, 28 June 2012 11:10

There are lots of discipline-specific jackets on the market these days and, if you’re going to look the part, it pays to buy one designed for the job you need it to do. For instance, a jacket for dressage should provide a bit of elegance and help to create an effortless picture. A show jumper will want a jacket which ...

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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 ...

Riding Clothing

  • Improve your riding
  • Tack and equipment advice
  • 28 June 2012
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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 ...

General Advice

  • Improve your riding
  • Tack and equipment advice
  • 24 May 2012
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Carry out a tack safety check

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Kay Hastilow, 24 May 2012 11:43

Tack cleaning can be a chore, but regularly ensuring everything is safe could save your life. Master saddler Kay Hastilow has this advice. Bridle Crucial areas are those holding the bridle together, so check: - Straps are in good condition- Buckles are secure and aren’t bent.- Stitching is sound- There’s no excessive wear on the turn where the cheekpieces and reins attach ...

Towing safely

  • Improve your riding
  • Tack and equipment advice
  • 20 February 2012

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