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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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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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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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Caring For Your Horse This Winter

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Combi-Ride UK, 10 September 2013 15:42

It’s been a glorious summer but unfortunately the hotter months are slowly drawing to a close. Having experienced a particularly extreme summer this year, it’s safe to say there’s probably quite a cold winter around the corner. Although horses are fairly hardy animals, it’s still important to give them a little extra care and attention over the next few months. ...

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Aids Explained with Laura Tomlinson

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Laura Tomlinson, 05 August 2013 17:15

Our new Your Horse series sees Olympic dressage star Laura Tomlinson explain the aids for a range of vital schooling movements, complete with audio downloads for you to use when you’re schooling at home.   Month One - Shoulder-in Our first instalment sees Laura explain how to ride shoulder-in, a lateral movement where your horse moves forwards with his inside ...

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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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Jump shapes

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Katy Islip, 17 July 2013 15:11

From verticals to triple bars, show jumper Mia Korenika explains how different fences and elements can help your horse become a more athletic, careful jumper   - Ground poles Really boost your horse’s bascule by using ground poles to create a wider fence base – he’ll instinctively know what to do. Without a ground line a fence becomes more advanced, ...

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Build your confidence from on board

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Debby Percy, 05 July 2013 14:50

Sports psychologist Debbie Percy shares her advice for building confidence from on board. Exercise 1 While in halt, breathe in for seven seconds and out for seven seconds, you should do this four or five times. This will help relax you before your ridden session begins and help you to get in tune with your horse’s breathing. Exercise 2 While ...

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Riding a square halt

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Anne Ratcliffe, 07 June 2013 17:07

Riding a good, square halt is an essential skill,  so follow trainer Anne Ratcliffe’s advice to help you master it Your halt says much about your horse and his training. It shows obedience, calmness and a willingness to obey your aids. A good halt also has multiple benefits outside the dressage arena, from keeping you safe and in control on the ...

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