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Total Confidence Month One

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Larissa Chapman, 16 December 2014 13:08

If your horse becomes overexcited when you leave the arena for a hack then try follow our expert Rosie Jones’ advice… “I recommend spending time with your horse from the ground in an open space before hopping on board,” says Rosie. “Walking him in-hand, lunging or long-lining him in your field will get him used to being in an open ...

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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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Feed fibre for plenty of chewing time to support your horse's health

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Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond, 27 October 2014 12:25

Your horse or pony needs plenty of chew time to keep him healthy. Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond, MSc (Dist), explains why.Horses were designed to eat fibre and in their natural environment would spend 16-18 hours a day eating. When horses have less turnout during the winter months, it’s really important to keep them chewing for as long as possible to support ...

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Working from the ground

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Larissa Chapman, 22 October 2014 16:43

With the winter weather setting in and time in the saddle harder to come by, we’ve enlisted the help of Intelligent Horsemanship recommended associate Rosie Jones to show you some useful problem-busting exercises from the ground. Leading through a narrow gap Here Rosie helps Sharon Beauhill conquer her horse Tressie’s phobia of gates with her narrow spaces exercise. There’s never ...

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Autumn clothing

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Allison Lowther, 23 September 2014 16:21

If you’re looking to up-date your riding wardrobe ready for autumn, feast your eyes on some of the great new clothing and gorgeous autumn colours available for this coming season with our behind the scenes look on Your Horse’s autumn clothing photoshoot. Take a look at our video below:   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Take care of your leather

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Jenny Ellis, 23 September 2014 16:10

Tack-cleaning is one of those jobs it's easy to put off when time with our horses is tight, but regular care and attention will help your leatherwork stay safe, in good condition and comfortable for you and your horse. We speak to professional groom Jenny Ellis to get her six-step guide to caring for your leather saddles, bridles, head collars ...

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Travelling your horse

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Larissa Chapman, 23 September 2014 16:00

In our video below we discover the best and most comfortable way to travel your horse with help from our guinea pig traveller, Chocolate. First up, Chocolate tried out a forwards facing mode of transport in the form of a trailer towed by a car. We rigged up our secret cameras to see how he coped with the journey. Our results ...

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Equipilates Explained

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Lindsay Wilcox-Reid, 23 September 2014 15:47

Welcome to the Your Horse Equilates Explained series. I’m Lindsay Wilcox-Reid, and I'm a dressage trainer, author and founder of the movement therapy method for riders, Equipilates™ In this series, I’m going to talk you through a range of helpful exercises aimed at improving your performance as a rider.  All these exercises are unmounted, and all focus on improving your intrinsic biomechanics – ...