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Ten Tips for working with Equine Behaviour | Ben Hart
Ben Hart hates injustice and wasted potential, and he has a mission to help people understand the true nature of equines by using the honesty of the science of behaviour to help both animals and their people unlock their true…Written on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:43 Be the first to comment!
Equine Extreme breeding: Beautiful or Ugly?
Nine-month-old El Rey Magnum is a purebred Arabian horse, bred by US-based Orrion Farms. Photos of him shared on the farm's website show he has an exceedingly long neck, as well as a sharply, elongated nose, wide flared nostrils and…Written on Monday, 16 October 2017 09:53 1 comment
Horses Miraculously Survive Napa Fire and Find Their Way Home
The death toll in the Northern California wildfires has reached 31, but these two horses managed to survive. When Pepe Tamayo and his family tried to escape the wildfires in Northern California, their road to safety was blocked and the…Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 09:15 Be the first to comment!
'Grooms Minds' | Highlighting Mental Health in the Equine Industry
The British Grooms Association (BGA) have announced a project, ‘Grooms Minds’ in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. GROOMS MIND SURVEY Grooms Minds will focus on the mental health of grooms and those working in the equestrian industry, a subject which many…Written on Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:41 1 comment
Riding horses. In theory it's so simple. Easy some might say. We've all heard the rage inducing comment from non-horse riders; "Don't you just sit there?" Someone once likened it to buying a lottery ticket, just pick the right numbers…Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:44 Be the first to comment!
Doomed fairgrounds barns ‘a godsend’ for fire evacuated horses
Shannon Kelsey hadn’t seen anything like the Napa and Sonoma fires in his 49 years of ranching. And he wasn’t going to wait around to get a closer look, corralling 51 of his horses near Lake Berryessa to join the…Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:48 Be the first to comment!
Austrian rider banned after terrible show jumping ride goes viral
A video of the Austrian show jumper, Bernhard Maier has caused an uproar on social media. The disturbing footage taken during the CSI1* in Wiener Neustadt, Germany shows the rider crashing the horse through most of the fences, and carrying…Written on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:44 2 comments
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 3 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
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 8 comments
Outrage over 'tattooed' horse
Some people weren't happy about this image, but is there more than meets the eye? Benjamin Lloyd spends his free time brightening the spirits of sick kids by giving them extremely life-like airbrushed tattoos. The grins on their faces as…Written on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 08:52 Be the first to comment!
Tack Room Talk
This colt is deformed...and his breeders should be prevented from doing this to any more horses...shameful. [...]
added a new comment to blog 'Grooms Minds' | Highlighting Mental Health in the Equine Industry 4 days ago
This is an amazing thing to read! I think it's so great that mental health is being talked about more, and particularly this focus on the equestrian industries. Good on the people who are speaking up about it - talking is SO important!! [...]
Sorry that I have been quiet recently, third (and final eeek) year of uni has hit me and I am currently buried beneath piles of books and notes!...Sorry that I have been quiet recently, third (and final eeek) year of uni has hit me and I am currently buried beneath piles of books and notes! However, I am of course still finding time to ride - we had our first team training session on Wednesday and it felt so good to be back riding with my team mates after so long apart! Show more
Love this post from 'Diary of A Wimpy Eventer' on retraining
Sunday smile for you all! What's everyone been up to this weekend?