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Graphic Arts Twist of AP McCoy’s Iconic Sporting Moment

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Georgie Fenn, 17 November 2015 15:39

AP McCoy OBE is amongst other sporting legends whose greatest British sporting moments have been captured by leading graphic artists as part of the Win, Lose, Draw exhibition, in aid of Willow.  The eye-catching collection will be on public show from 23-25 November at the Hay Hill Gallery, London W1 with a private view on November 23 from 6 to ...

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Training Academy 2015: Bend and flexion

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Allison Lowther, 23 September 2015 09:48

Welcome to the Your Horse Training Academy online. In month four of our Training Academy series, dressage trainer and judge Alison Short help you understand bend and flexion. (PLEASE NOTE: If you've arrived at this page looking for a video of Jenny Rolfe please click here to be redirected). Alison explains what each of these commonly used terms mean and ...

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Have a happy healthy horse

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Allison Lowther, 18 September 2015 11:38

As horse lovers we all want our equine friends to be healthy and happy. To help us learn more about this important topic, Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH) is a high-profile nationwide campaign, supported by BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) and the AHT (Animal Health Trust) – is launching Horse Health Week from 21st-28th September 2015. During Horse Health Week, ...

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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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Read and reviewed: The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr

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Katy Islip, 30 January 2015 15:37

Award-winning author Philip Kerr is a bit of a hero in our house – I often lose my boyfriend’s attention to one of the books in his Berlin Noir detective series. However I’ve never read any of his adult fiction, so when his latest children’s novel landed in the Your Horse office I was quick to snaffle it for a ...

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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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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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Izzy Taylor strengthens event team after successful season

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Larissa Chapman, 19 December 2014 15:38

Following her best year ever leading event rider Izzy Taylor continues to strengthen her growing team of event horses with support from Jocelyn Riley and Equestrian Direct Surfaces. As a producer of world class event horses and a keen event rider, Jocelyn has followed Izzy’s rise to prominence closely and decided to support the talented Banbury based rider with two ...

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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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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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