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Month three

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Rebecca Statham, 12 January 2015 14:48

Melanie Watson gives advice on how you can introduce young children to handling your horse. Here she introduces clicker training to help ex-racer Mai and 10-year-old Ellie make life easier for both of them. Melanie Watson shares her advice on how you can help your horse overcome his fear of noisy equipment by using clicker training. By the end of ...

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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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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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Shoe Secure test

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Allison Lowether, 01 July 2014 12:34

The Shoe Secure is quick and easy to use. It’s unique design covers the heels and back your horse’s front shoes helping to stop him pulling his shoes off during turnout. YH Buyers’ Guide editor Allison Lowther has been using the Shoe Secure on her horse Wish for two years who before using the Shoe Secure would regularly be on ...

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How to create quarter marks

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Rebecca Statham, 30 June 2014 10:32

If you want to make your horse stand out from the crowd, follow our tips from Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin’s travelling groom Alan Davies, on how you can make the perfect quarter marks. Used on Valegro and Uthopia, these markings will make sure your horse looks his best in the show ring. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Horse massage

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Rebecca Statham, 29 May 2014 16:57

Whether your horse is a happy hacker or at the peak of his fitness as a competition horse, he’ll benefit from a massage. Massage therapy has many benefits, including relaxation of the muscles and reduction in muscle soreness post exercise. Equine massage therapist Eleanor Frost shows us simple massage techniques that you can use on your horse every day.   ...

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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, ...

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Prevent your horse from becoming cast

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Larissa Chapman, 21 May 2013 11:27

Any horse who lives in a stable has the risk of becoming cast, but there are a number of things you can do to minimise the this. - Bank his bed to provide a visual aid to encourage him to lay more in the centre of his bed and to provide a footing as he tries to push himself up. The ...

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Benefits of gridwork

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Larissa Chapman, 22 March 2013 13:08

Eventer Nick Turner outlines the benefits of gridwork: - It encourages your horse to be more reactive off your aids and make a better shape over fences-  It improves his rhythm over fences- It helps you both to improve your balance- Different fences and distances between fences teach him to lengthen and shorten his strides- It enables you to be ...

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Fit to ride

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Katy Islip, 29 January 2013 12:05

Watch YH expert Jon Pitts explain the foundations of his Fit to Ride programme with the help of event rider Harriet Upton. brightcove.createExperiences();

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