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Top yard hygiene tips

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Katy Islip, 05 February 2015 11:13

Help protect your horse's health and wellbeing with expert groom Jenny Ellis's six top yard tips. Whether you're bringing a new horse home or already have your equine partner, adding some simple yard hygiene measures to your routine will help protect his health, and that of his stablemates. If you've just collected your new horse but he's come with old, ...

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Month two

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Katy Islip, 12 January 2015 14:48

When YH deputy editor Katy Islip went along to the British Racing School (BRS) for some fall training back in 2011, she really didn't know what she was letting herself in for, as she explains: The session began with a talk about the principles behind the training scheme, including the importance of recognising when we're about to fall off and ...

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Preventing gastric ulcers

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Katy Islip, 12 January 2015 14:20

Horses are trickle-feeders, designed to be eating pretty much 24/7, and when this can't happen it can put them at risk of gastric ulcers – these occur when a horse's stomach acid erodes the lining of his stomach. Some horses who develop ulcers will show signs, such as behavioural changes or altered performance under saddle, while others may not show any ...

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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 ...