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10 tips for a good online test

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Your Horse, 17 January 2014 13:00

Have you always considered competing online? Take a look at our top 10 tips on how to produce a good online test. 1. Consider investing in a tripod to steady the camera. Otherwise, ask whoever’s filming to keep the camera in front of them and turn their upper body to follow the horse. 2. Ask the person who’s filming to ...

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Winter grass advice

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Your Horse, 21 November 2013 10:32

Even though the days are shorter, your horse will still enjoy his turnout time, so understand, protect and get the best from your grazing with these winter grass facts   Is frosty grass dangerous? For a healthy horse, there’s no need to stop him grazing on frosty grass and there’s no evidence it causes colic or other health problems. However, ...

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Applying stable bandages

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Your Horse, 06 September 2013 17:21

Stable bandages are wider than exercise bandages, and should always be used over padding, such as gamgee or Fybagee. Before you apply stable bandages, tie your horse up and make sure his legs are clean.   1. Stay to the side of his leg, squat rather than kneel, and keep your fingers off the floor so he can’t step on ...

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Summer fly care

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Your Horse, 31 July 2013 16:19

Take a look at our top advice on how to protect your horse from flies during the summer months. Clean up your act Flies love dirty skin so ensuring that your horse is clean is a good starting point for fly prevention. Shampoos containing Tea-tree oil are great for cleaning and soothing irritated skin – try Wahl Showman Tea Tree ...

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Beat the clock

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Your Horse, 31 July 2013 16:09

If it sometimes feels impossible to get everything done, try these time-saving tips to clock up extra time to be with your horse SAVE 5 minutes Before you hit the snooze button again, imagine how those extra morning minutes could create more ‘carrot time’ with your horse each evening. SAVE 10 minutes Be focused – you’re missing out on valuable ...

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Top tips for tidying your feed room

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Your Horse, 11 April 2013 14:39

Kick start your spring cleaning by reading our quick fire tips to a tidier feed room. 1. Keep your tools, such as brooms and pitchforks handy and out from under your feet by hanging them on a wall-mounted tool holder. 2. If you have hay in your feed room, store your bales on wooden pallets to prevent them from getting mouldy from ...

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Advice in the snow

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Your Horse, 21 January 2013 11:33

It may only happen a few times a year, but when the snow falls it can make even the smallest of tasks hard work. To help you keep the yard running smoothly and your horse safe and healthy, the Your Horse team put together some of their top tips: - Use Vaseline or hoof oil inside your horse's hooves to ...

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Tips for introducing your horse to new venues

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Your Horse, 26 November 2012 09:10

Take the time to discover your horse’s foibles so you understand what helps him relax away from home. Is he more settled if he’s been to the venue before for a training day or lesson? Does he prefer to travel with company? Are you more confident – and therefore a better leader for your horse – if you have your ...

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Opening and closing gates

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Your Horse, 17 September 2012 11:19

Being able to open and close a gate while riding is an essential skill for anyone who enjoys hacking. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to make it easy   From the ground Sometimes it’s not possible to open a gate from on board and it’s safer to dismount Start by crossing your stirrups over the saddle so there is ...

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The importance of forage

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Your Horse, 17 September 2012 11:13

Enabling your horse to trickle feed on forage in the form of ad lib hay is the best way to ensure his digestive system is able to function as naturally as possible. Without enough forage certain processes, natural to your horse, can’t take place, leading to problems such as gastric ulcers and dental problems. For example: - Chewing away on his ...