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Horse hero of the year

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Allison Lowther, 22 January 2010 16:28

Ex-racehorse, Lucy Glitters who overcame horrific injuries, has won the EquestrianClearance.com Horse Hero of the Year Award. Owned by Sara-Jane Oglesby from Spalford near Newark, Lucy won the award against stiff competition, for her story of bravery.Lucy’s determination to overcome her injury, but also how much Lucy, now 14, helped Sara-Jane deal with her own problems following a violent attack ...

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Horse hero of the year

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Allison Lowther, 22 January 2010 16:28

Ex-racehorse, Lucy Glitters who overcame horrific injuries, has won the EquestrianClearance.com Horse Hero of the Year Award. Owned by Sara-Jane Oglesby from Spalford near Newark, Lucy won the award against stiff competition, for her story of bravery.Lucy’s determination to overcome her injury, but also how much Lucy, now 14, helped Sara-Jane deal with her own problems following a violent attack ...

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Eeyore!

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Imogen Johnson, 22 January 2010 16:02

Just like owning a horse, owning a donkey comes with a wealth of responsibility and it’s not a decision that should be made lightly.If you’ve recently acquired a donkey or if you’re thinking about getting one of these cheeky four-legged chaps then you might be wondering where you can get some tips and advice.Well help is at hand! Because owning ...

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The NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships

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Allison Lowther, 21 January 2010 14:52

A date for your diary - The NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships 7th – 11th April Hartpury Arena, Gloucestershire This is a great chance for you to watch some fantastic dressage and inspire you to get out competing on your own horse. There are gala evening performances on Friday and Saturday featuring some great entertainment and competition including PSG ...

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Improve your horsemanship in 2010 with a Parelli course

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Allison Lowther, 21 January 2010 14:28

If you are looking to improve your horsemanship skills this year the team at Parelli Natural Horsemanship are on hand to help you achieve your goals by running courses at their UK base at Stoneleigh Park. There are a number of different courses running throughout 2010 including:Horse Behaviour and You – May 10 to 21This ground skills course is very popular ...

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Beating livery yard politics

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Imogen Johnson, 21 January 2010 12:07

There’s nothing worse than being miserable as a result of yard politics. But how can you avoid it when you move to a new yard? In issue 331 we tell you how to pick your way through yard politics like a pro and, with your horse, share the yard with other liveries harmoniously! With great advice from Midgie Thompson, mental ...

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National Apprenticeship Week Encourages Everyone to Get Involved

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Imogen Johnson, 21 January 2010 10:15

Are you an apprentice? Fancy swapping places with your employer? Well next month you could. In support of National Apprenticeship Week (1 - 5 February) Warwickshire College will be holding a series of interesting events. One of which, will see apprentices and their employers swapping jobs for a morning. Then while apprentices take charge their employers will attend the college ...

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Anna Ross-Davies like you've never seen her before

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Imogen Johnson, 20 January 2010 16:07

International Grand Prix dressage rider Anna Ross-Davies is as down to earth as they come – which we found out when we visited her at her yard, to give you an insiders view. Because Anna is so friendly our special one-on-one interview was relaxed and fun. She took her time answering questions from you, our readers, on everything from her ...

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Three racehorses take centre stage in a new documentary film

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Imogen Johnson, 20 January 2010 12:36

An unusual documentary film called ‘HORSES’ is giving viewers the opportunity to see life through the eyes of a racehorse. This unique film, written and directed by American documentary film maker Liz Mermin, follows a year in the lives of three Irish racehorses, and claims to show life from the perspective of the equine athletes while their jockeys and trainers ...

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Owners urged not panic as Swamp Fever hits the UK

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Imogen Johnson, 20 January 2010 10:30

The BHS is urging horse owners not to panic after Defra confirm an outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) in the UK. The disease, also known as Swamp Fever, has been detected in two horses in Wiltshire following their group import from Romania. The two infected horses have been humanely destroyed and horses remaining on the premises will be subject ...

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Want to know how to spruce up your schooling?

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Imogen Johnson, 18 January 2010 15:34

Some horses just love making us work hard for an easy schooling session. So with the help of dressage trainer Malcolm Holtshausen we’ve come up with some simple exercises to conquer the most common schooling problems. If your horse is heavy on the forehand, rushes, falls in or out and lacks balance, has a tendency to spook or if he’s ...

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