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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 ...

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Guide to trimming your horse

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Katy Islip, 10 February 2014 12:28

Whether you've clipped your horse or not this winter, a little bit of trimming will go a long way towards making him look smart all the way to spring. We've asked top groom Jenny Ellis for her tips on trimming muzzles, ears, bridle paths and legs, so check our our video for a round-up of her advice here and get ...

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Post-ride cool-down

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Katy Islip, 21 January 2014 15:49

Winter riding plus winter coats can add up to a sweaty, hot horse, even if he's clipped out. Our expert groom Jenny Ellis shares her tips for effectively cooling your horse down after your ride, as well as get him clean and dry in no time at all. Read more in the March 2014 issue 383 of Your Horse magazine   ...

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Preventing RAO

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Katy Islip, 23 December 2013 16:48

Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is an equine respiratory condition which causes the narrowing of the horse’s airways, making it harder for him to breathe. Similar to asthma in humans, it’s thought to be caused by an allergic reaction to dust or spores, and once developed is a chronic condition. However there are some simple ways you can protect your horse ...

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Winter grooming

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 17:05

In the depths of winter you might be forgiven for forgetting your horse has a coat under all those rugs. Wake up his winter skin and get rid of grease with a thorough winter grooming session - top groom Jenny Ellis explains how.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Anatomy of a spook

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 16:51

Spooking is scary for both horse and rider, but if you’ve ever wondered whether your horse might just be having you on sometimes, here’s how to tell. Equine behaviour consultants Laura Bateman and Dr Debbie Marsden explain how to tell the real deal from a learned behaviour. *First video is copyright to Dr Debbie Marsden brightcove.createExperiences();

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Riding bitless

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 16:36

Bitless bridles are becoming increasingly common, as riders from all disciplines discover the benefits they offer. We spoke to trainer Mark Smith, who teaches using both bitted and bitless bridles, about why he thinks bitless bridles are brilliant.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Prepare your stable for winter

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2013 12:06

If you’re planning on bringing your horse in overnight this winter, make sure his stable is safe, clean and comfortable with our tips from top groom Jenny Ellis. Your Horse writer Katy Islip talks you through Jenny’s advice on preparing your stable, bedding it down and keeping your horse’s airways healthy this winter.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Falling off safely

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2013 11:15

Riding is a risky business, and falling off an occupational hazard, but by trying these exercises at home you can help reduce the risk of injury - try them while wearing your riding hat and body protector once you're comfortable.   Only try these exercises if you are fit and well, and always practise on a gym mat or other suitable surface, with plenty of room. Stop if ...

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Michael Peace explains why horses find loading difficult

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Katy Islip, 06 August 2013 12:21

If your horse is a tricky loader, taking him anywhere can become a real nightmare, whether you’re hoping for success in the show ring or simply need to take him to the vets. We’ve spoken to specialist trainer Michael Peace to bring you his advice on why horses can have a problem with loading – check out his video below, ...