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Top yard hygiene tips

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Katy Islip, 05 February 2015 11:13

Help protect your horse's health and wellbeing with expert groom Jenny Ellis's six top yard tips. Whether you're bringing a new horse home or already have your equine partner, adding some simple yard hygiene measures to your routine will help protect his health, and that of his stablemates. If you've just collected your new horse but he's come with old, ...

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Month Two - breathing exercises

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Larissa Chapman, 12 January 2015 14:42

Breathing exercises and meditation techniques are a great way to calm your nerves before riding. Breathing is something that we do automatically and don’t have to think about, thank goodness! However, it’s time we started focussing more on our breathing while riding. Horses are extremely perceptive and sensitive animals and they can sense our breathing patterns. Therefore if you’re breathing ...

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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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Horseback Archery

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 09:19

Back when military might was measured in actual horsepower, when the bow and arrow was the most advanced long-range weapon, if you could master the two you'd possess one of the most deadly killing machines on the battlefield. From the plains of the Mongolian Steppe, the art of horseback archery spread across the ancient world and is still practised today, ...

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Make sure your new yard is the perfect fit

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Sam Lewis, 10 April 2014 10:09

Moving yards can be a stressful business, but with a bit of planning and some clever questions you can do your best to pin down whether a new yard will be right for you and your horse before you take the plunge. Follow our expert advice from livery yard owner Stephanie Buchanan, who runs the Armour Centre Saddle Club in Dorset ...

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Aids Explained: In-hand

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Katy Islip, 12 March 2014 09:10

As our Aids Explained schooling series continues in-hand, we've asked classical trainer Diane Followell to explain each exercise as an audio download, so you can listen and learn while you're working with your horse. From improving his halt to increasing suppleness and collection, she'll have it covered as our series progresses, while if you've never trained your horse in-hand don't ...

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10 tips for a good online test

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Your Horse, 17 January 2014 13:00

Have you always considered competing online? Take a look at our top 10 tips on how to produce a good online test. 1. Consider investing in a tripod to steady the camera. Otherwise, ask whoever’s filming to keep the camera in front of them and turn their upper body to follow the horse. 2. Ask the person who’s filming to ...

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Riding bitless

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Katy Islip, 30 October 2013 16:36

Bitless bridles are becoming increasingly common, as riders from all disciplines discover the benefits they offer. We spoke to trainer Mark Smith, who teaches using both bitted and bitless bridles, about why he thinks bitless bridles are brilliant.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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To rug or not to rug?

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Larissa Chapman, 01 October 2013 13:05

If you are debating whether your horse requires a rug or not, follow this checklist to decide what is right for him:   1. How often you intend to ride - if only once a week and your horse isn’t clipped there is no real reason to rug him up unless he’s a poor doer.  Instead you will have to ...

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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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