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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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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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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 – ...

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How to fit a rug correctly

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Allison Lowther, 27 August 2014 17:31

When it comes to fitting a rug, it’s important to understand how rug sizes work – the right rug in the wrong size won’t be able to do its job properly. However, rug sizes do vary and it’s important that the rug you choose for your horse fits him correctly. An ill-fitting rug will slip, rub and be uncomfortable for ...

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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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