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Get the kids drawing to help raise money

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Becky Statham, 19 December 2014 17:21

Free spirit is a horse memorial appeal to build a sculpture to celebrate the horse. The aim is to raise money to site a life-sized bronze statue of a horse at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire. This tribute to the horse will celebrate their unfaltering service to mankind, whether in conflict and in the workplace as well as ...

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Get the kids drawing to help raise money

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Becky Statham, 19 December 2014 17:21

Free spirit is a horse memorial appeal to build a sculpture to celebrate the horse. The aim is to raise money to site a life-sized bronze statue of a horse at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire. This tribute to the horse will celebrate their unfaltering service to mankind, whether in conflict and in the workplace as well as ...

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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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Owners warned to check fencing after multiple loose horse accidents

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Katy Islip, 19 December 2014 14:52

Owners have been urged to regularly check their fencing is secure after at least 12 horses were struck and killed on a train line.The tragedy happened on the evening of 19 November at Fen Road level crossing in Cambridgeshire, and British Transport Police is investigating how the horses came to be on the tracks.It comes after a series of similar ...

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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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Atypical myopathy study calls for owners to share their experiences in order to fight devastating muscle disease

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Katy Islip, 16 December 2014 09:22

Owners whose horses have been affected by the devastating muscle disease atypical myopathy in 2014 are being asked to take part in a survey to help find out more about this often-fatal condition in the hope of saving more horses in the future. The Animal Health Trust (AHT), the UK's leading veterinary charity, is working with the University of Liege and the ...

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Fibre provider

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:43

Sometimes, winter seems to go on for ever and forage supplies can take a real hammering. Eking out every last bale or having to contend with poor quality can be a challenge. To help, you can top up with other fibre sources such as short-chopped fibre feeds, or you can use them as a total forage replacer. Dengie senior nutritionist ...

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An Innovation in Grass Roots Equestrian Sponsorship

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Becky Statham, 11 December 2014 16:40

The LegUpforTalent SponsorMeDirect Programme, in partnership with Renapur makers of the Finest Leather Care Products, provides a unique and exciting social media environment. Talented and aspiring young riders can exchange ideas, share competition plans, knowledge and experiences, which enables them to develop a real understanding of what it takes to succeed in our fabulous sport. This dynamic initiative also provides an ...

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Twinkle, twinkle

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:36

Kate Negus Saddlery’s Limited Edition SR Diamante range, designed with sponsored rider Sam Rahmatalla, is now available at www.katenegus.com, due to customer demand. The first range hit the shelves at HOYS in one colour, black. The browbands, made in one or two sizes per design, were incredibly well received, so much so that a new line of chestnut browbands was ...

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Get a Head-Start in 2015

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Your Horse, 04 December 2014 12:42

What will it take to "Compete at Your Best in 2015". Charlie Unwin, performance psychologist announces his workshop dates for 2015: "I'm delighted to announce not only a brand new website but also a brand new series of equestrian psychology talks to kick-start the new season in 2015. The talks will explore how we can use psychology before, during and ...

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Take part in a survey about horse behaviour

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Your Horse, 02 December 2014 12:28

When does a horse’s behaviour become a problem? And how would you go about dealing with it? These are the questions that Justine Harding from the University of Lincoln wants you to help answer.  “I’m interested in finding out how different horse behaviours are perceived by their owners and carers. What is considered a problem by one person may not ...

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