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How to plait your horse

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Katy Islip, 18 November 2014 09:45

A plaited mane can be just the ticket to getting your horse looking super-smart when you go out competing. We've spoken to expert groom Jenny Ellis for her advice on getting you plaiting in style, but before you start there are a few things to bear in mind that will help you and your horse – first, remember a freshly ...

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Hoof care tips

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Katy Islip, 27 August 2014 17:26

Keeping your horse's hooves in good condition is a year-round task but will ensure he's being supported from the ground up.  Our six top tips from expert groom Jenny Ellis take just a couple of minutes a day but will make all the difference in helping his feet stay strong and healthy. Watch our video below...   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Prevent atypical myopathy

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Katy Islip, 29 July 2014 17:08

Having trees in or around your grazing is often a bonus – they offer shade, act as a windbreak and can even double up as scratching posts, but some species carry a health risk to our horses. Caused by a toxin found in the seeds of the sycamore tree, atypical myopathy is an often-fatal muscle disease which can affect horses ...

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Protecting your horse from infectious disease

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Katy Islip, 29 July 2014 16:30

We all want to keep our horses healthy, and vaccination against four common infectious diseases would seem the obvious place to start. With horses and ponies all across the UK vulnerable to equine influenza, herpes, strangles and tetanus, it’s surprising that figures show vaccination rates may be as low as 50% for flu. To help you understand these four infectious ...

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Tackle food-related aggression

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Katy Islip, 30 June 2014 09:58

In our latest Open Clinic video, we have advice from expert Jason Webb on how to tackle food-related aggression. So if your horse has become a bit of a beast at feed time, follow his tips to restore respect, so you can feed your horse calmly and safely. Remember to stay safe by wearing your fastened riding hat whenever you ...

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Bandaging your horses leg

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Katy Islip, 29 May 2014 16:50

Brush up on your bandaging technique with our Open Clinic video guide featuring advice from top professional groom Jenny Ellis. For the 388 web chat, it'll be with Garry Bosworth on Monday, 7 July from 8-9pm. His email is and his headshot is attached. Copy for this below: If you've got a travelling issue, or a your horse is showing ...

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The benefits of endurance

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 18:08

If you've ever wondered why endurance always seems to have such passionate converts, perhaps it's time you dipped a toe yourself to find out just why this sport really does have something to offer for all kinds of horse and rider. We spoke to Team GB endurance rider Beccy Broughton to get her thoughts on why you should try a ...

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How to plait a tail

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 09:45

If you prefer to leave your horse's tail au naturel, when it comes to competing you may find you need a helping hand in taming his luscious locks – which is where a tail plait comes in. Don't fall into the trap of thinking tail plaits are just for ponies, as done properly they look fantastic on horses of all ...

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Horseback Archery

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 09:19

Back when military might was measured in actual horsepower, when the bow and arrow was the most advanced long-range weapon, if you could master the two you'd possess one of the most deadly killing machines on the battlefield. From the plains of the Mongolian Steppe, the art of horseback archery spread across the ancient world and is still practised today, ...

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Aids Explained: In-hand

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Katy Islip, 12 March 2014 09:10

As our Aids Explained schooling series continues in-hand, we've asked classical trainer Diane Followell to explain each exercise as an audio download, so you can listen and learn while you're working with your horse. From improving his halt to increasing suppleness and collection, she'll have it covered as our series progresses, while if you've never trained your horse in-hand don't ...