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Sad loss of Thomas the Cat

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Becky Statham, 16 December 2014 10:18

Thomas the cat, who lived at Redwings Horse Sanctuary headquarters in Hapton, South Norfolk, passed away on Saturday 13 December at the age of 18. He’d developed arthritis and had some problems with his kidneys so when his condition began to deteriorate, the decision was made to put him to sleep to ensure he did not suffer. Thomas had been ...

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Happy ending for abandoned ponies

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Larissa Chapman, 20 November 2014 09:24

A family of ponies have found their happy ending together at Meadow Family Rescue & Rehab, following their abandonment. The herd of four were rescued and will soon become five, as one of the mares is due to foal in the spring. The rescue was headed by equine behaviourist, Emily McDonald, who then turned to Verm-X for help. Emily explains: ...

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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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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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