rwtag

News

Check out the latest equestrian shows and spectacles in our event diary, get the low-down on the latest gear news, keep abreast of topical matters that could affect you and your horse and even add your own news, too!

You looked for...

and found 25 items

Featured item image

Young riders fly high at Red Dragon endurance event

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 06 November 2013 11:01

A pair of young endurance riders enjoyed a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance, while a devoted husband was praised for supporting his competitor wife for 26 years.Held at the Royal Welsh Showground, the event was won by 16-year-old Brett Corcoran and his purebred Arab gelding Bashir Shamir who were crowned Red Dragon champions after ...

Results 1 - 10 of 25

Leading article image

Young riders fly high at Red Dragon endurance event

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 06 November 2013 11:01

A pair of young endurance riders enjoyed a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance, while a devoted husband was praised for supporting his competitor wife for 26 years.Held at the Royal Welsh Showground, the event was won by 16-year-old Brett Corcoran and his purebred Arab gelding Bashir Shamir who were crowned Red Dragon champions after ...

Leading article image

Caerphilly pony rescue completed after conditions fail to improve enough

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 22 March 2013 15:20

A second batch of neglected ponies have been rescued from two sites in Wales following an initial rescue which saved 34 emaciated equines.Late last month, charity Redwings took part in a rescue involved dead and starving ponies from two sites in Caerphilly, south Wales, with an attending vet describing the survivors as ‘queuing to die’.Redwings took 26 of the rescued ponies ...

Leading article image

Rescued Caerphilly ponies improving under charity's care

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 15 March 2013 17:24

A group of ponies rescued in an emaciated condition are slowly recovering, thanks to the care of charity Redwings.The Norfolk-based charity took in 26 of 34 animals rescued from two sites in Caerphilly, south Wales, last month, and despite their pitiful state the ponies are rallying thanks to the care they are receiving. Now the charity wants to thank people ...

Leading article image

Charity says horse welfare should also be at heart of horsemeat scandal

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 13 February 2013 11:00

The ongoing horsemeat scandal has seen charity World Horse Welfare (WHW) step up its campaign to stop the live transport of horses for slaughter. The charity says it is concerned that there appears to be a casual attitude by some commentators towards eating horsemeat, while the abuse of horses in the meat trade goes largely unreported. WHW chief executive Roly Owers said: “Where ...

Leading article image

UK meat businesses raided in ongoing horsemeat investigation

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 13 February 2013 09:49

Two meat premises have been raided and temporarily shut down as officials continue to investigate the mislabelled of meat products.Police and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) went to Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, which the FSA believes supplied horse carcasses to the second plant visited - Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre, Aberystwyth, in Wales. Both the police and the ...

Leading article image

Get clued up about strangles with new pack from Redwings

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 11 February 2013 11:04

A charity is helping horse owners fight strangles by producing a new information kit about the disease and how to fight it.Redwings, the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, wants to get owners clued up about the world’s most commonly diagnosed equine infectious disease, and has created the Strangles: Speak Out! pack to help educate owners and remove some of the stigma ...

Leading article image

BHS bus poster campaign helps keep horses and riders safer on the roads

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 30 January 2013 17:31

A safety poster campaign has been helping keep riders and their horses safer on the roads.Charity the British Horse Society (BHS) ran a pilot advertising scheme using posters on the back of buses in Lanarkshire, Scotland.The ‘Hit the brakes, not my horse’ poster was displayed on the back of 10 buses for four weeks, and the charity hopes its hard-hitting ...

Leading article image

Runner tackles a Grizzly challenge to help donkeys

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 17 January 2013 16:18

A charity worker is putting her best foot forward to help raise money for donkeys in need.Nicola Russell, a PR assistant at The Donkey Sanctuary, is preparing to take part in the 21-mile Grizzly Run to raise money for the charity, where she’s worked for two years.Although she’s a keen runner and has previously completed the Edinburgh marathon, Nicola is ...

Leading article image

Buck Brannaman releases new DVD series

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 29 November 2012 16:04

US horseman Buck Brannaman overcame his troubled childhood with the help of horses, and since then has devoted his life to helping them in return.Specialising in horses with what he calls ‘people problems’, Buck uses his gentle training methods to help turn things around for these equines, often helping their owners and riders along the way too. Find out more ...

Leading article image

Improve your riding and posture with new alignment app

rating is 5

Katy Islip, 20 August 2012 11:25

A new smartphone app is aiming to help riders perfect their posture both in and out of the saddle.The Personal Best Posture App allows riders to take photos of themselves with a posture grid so they can assess their alignment through ear, shoulder, hip and heel, enabling them to address any crookedness and use the app’s corrective exercises to address ...

Results