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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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Beat box rest boredom

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Professor Daniel Mills, 17 January 2014 12:42

Easy ways to look after your horse’s mental state when he’s confined to the stable As owners, it’s our job to provide our horses with a lifestyle they can easily live with, which should include plenty of turnout. However, there are times, such as in the depths of winter, when turnout is scarce, or your horse is injured and needs ...

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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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Enjoy hacking

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Michael Peace, 05 July 2013 14:37

There’s nothing more exhilarating than a good canter in the great outdoors – Michael Peace is here with tips to help you enjoy riding in the open, safely Blowing away the cobwebs out hacking is one of the thrills and privileges of horse ownership, so don’t be daunted by the prospect of upping your speed when you’re out and about. ...

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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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Banish bad habits

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Larissa Chapman, 02 January 2013 10:08

Intellegent horsemanship trainer Sarah Weston offers advice on coping with your horses' 'bad habits' Q “My horse is always pawing – we have taught her to say please, so she’s doing it all the time.” from Lyndsey Burchell A “In this particular case we know exactly what has caused the behaviour in the first place and that the behaviour has ...

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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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Why try fun rides?

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Larissa Chapman, 17 August 2012 13:24

If you are wondering why you should go on a fun ride instead of just going out for a hack, take a look at why we love it... - It’s safer - you come across a variety of hazards in a controlled environment - You get access to areas you’d never normally be allowed to ride on - You meet new ...

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