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Household Cavalry at Royal Hospital Chelsea for LGCT London Spectacular
The spectacular Household Cavalry Musical Ride will be a star attraction at the Longines Global Champions Tour of London next month at the historic venue of Royal Hospital Chelsea. Three performances of the Household Cavalry Musical Ride will complement an…Written on Thursday, 19 July 2018 09:53 Be the first to comment!
Kids with autism taking to the saddle at Dundee horse riding centre to learn new skills for life
A Dundee horse riding centre is holding dedicated lessons for children on the autistic spectrum in the hope of creating equal opportunities for youngsters. Before discovering riding, Stuart Watson-Lang, from Maryfield, tried football with the National Autistic Society but didn’t…Written on Thursday, 19 July 2018 09:22 Be the first to comment!
FEI to fine owners of loose dogs at equestrian events
Owners of loose dogs at equestrian events could find themselves being fined from next year. The proposal, by the FEI, follows a number of high-profile incidents of dogs chasing horses at competitions in recent years and suggested a CHF 100 fine…Written on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 08:55 Be the first to comment!
Ticket Giveaway Competition | The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain
We have teamed up with Hickstead to offer a pair of FREE tickets to The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show on Sunday 29th July. This is the final day of the international…Written on Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:46 Be the first to comment!
How Leaf the miniature therapy horse ended up stranded on a roof after Japan floods
A MINIATURE horse that went missing during Japan’s devastating floods last week has been found alive and stranded on a roof. Leaf, a nine-year-old mare used for animal therapy at the Life Town Mabi aged care facility in the Mabicho…Written on Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:00 Be the first to comment!
The Sound of Happiness - a Snort!
That sound. The warm rumble we are all so familiar with - our horses' snort. Many horse owners and caretakers have noted an association between snorting and positive environments, but the connection hadn't been scientifically tested until now. In a study,…Written on Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:32 Be the first to comment!
Respect for the Rider of 'Excited' Windsor Grey at the Royal Wedding
It was Prince Harry and Meghan's day but that didn't stop one horse trying to steal the limelight. The Windsor Grey did add an extra element to the procession, however... As the horse pranced slightly off-kilter, there was a lot…Written on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:01 Be the first to comment!
5 Things To Expect When You're Dating An Equestrian
1. You will only have tea after the horses have been fed. In an equestrians world, 99% of the time, the horse's come first. If you think that your tea will be served before the horses - then you are out…Written on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 12:36 4 comments
Another Whipping Incident - British rider expelled from CS4* German Show
A second British rider is at the centre of a social media storm over whip abuse. Show jumper Ben Talbot, 32, who is based in the Netherlands was expelled from a four-star show in Germany at the weekend after striking his…Written on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:28 Be the first to comment!
Do horses like being patted as a reward?
WTF!! was my reaction when I read a year or so ago that some people think that it's cruel to pat a horse. They reason that because horses don't pat each other, it's unnatural to them so, we shouldn't either.…Written on Sunday, 06 September 2015 11:17 9 comments
How To Recognise An Equestrian!
Unlike many athletes, competing in a specific sport, us equestrians come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. To the un-trained eye it may not be easy to spot an equestrian. However, if like me you've…Written on Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:46 5 comments
Napping and other equine behavioural problems might need a change of attitude - yours! by Ben Hart
A horse that is napping can be a challenge but according to equine trainer Ben Hart, the biggest challenge should be to the assumptions you make about your horse's behaviour. Read on, because it's time to put a different spin…Written on Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:39 4 comments
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I think this is such a big issue. I've just had to start using a flash attachment as my mare has started to get her tongue over the bit, and I'm being told left, right and center to 'tighten it up'. There is nothing I hate more than a mouth strapped shut, my mares flash is loose enough to still allows her to open her mouth and move it, but is just tight enough to stop her tongue from slipping over the top. Too many people use the flash and grackle for the wrong reasons and more definitely needs to be done about it. [...]
Anyone used colour enhancing shampoo? Especially on dark horses. Grace seems to be turning a tad ginger with the heat we've been having - wondered...Anyone used colour enhancing shampoo? Especially on dark horses. Grace seems to be turning a tad ginger with the heat we've been having - wondered if they were worth the money. Show more
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I had the unfortunate experience of meeting a group of ‘racing’ cyclists whilst out on a hack. No attempt was made by the group of 6 cyclists to slow down even when requested to do so. One pulled out from the back of the group and overtook whilst saying “ bl**** horse riders I hate them, keep going” I met a second group following who were absolutely brilliant, they slowed and called out hi, we said thankyou and everyone was happy. There needs to be some serious educating of cyclists and appropriate behaviour around horses. [...]
I have a mare who constantly shies given half a chance, if I ask her to face the object she is shying at she makes a great drama of it and turns it in to a battle. If I ask her for a shoulder in and to collect, she is so busy thinking of ways to not do as I ask she forgets to shy. Unconventional or not it works :) [...]