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7 Effective ways to prevent and remedy Mud Fever this winter
Get your thermals out everyone, it's that time of year again! A typical British winter means rain, despite the glorious, hope-filled promise of snow, we trudge through mud and stomp through puddles. During this time of year Mud fever…
There is no such thing as a 'naughty' horse!
Every horse and pony displays little quirks and reactions that we construct into a personality. We call some horses ‘cheeky’, some ‘pushy’ and some ‘stubborn’, but have you considered that these labels are actually our way of trying…
Blowing Away October Cobwebs| Ditch the Dressage Test and Go For A Gallop!
Reflection For most it’s the end of a busy season and it’s also a time for reflection. It may have been a great season for some, but for others it may have been a season of disappointment. With…
Why Liberty and Agility Training is Equine Essential.
Recently, I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk to Dawn Westcott, a horse agility trainer who has dedicated her life to working with, and protecting, the gorgeous Exmoor Pony. She has taken countless ponies
Let's think before we clip!
Now that the nights are drawing in and our clippers are being serviced in readiness for the first clip of the winter, let’s consider why we are clipping our horses, and the type of clip that they need.
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Photo from Wednesday's competition! We are all wearing our new matching jackets, stocks and jods so we felt very smart! I have always worn a tweed...Photo from Wednesday's competition! We are all wearing our new matching jackets, stocks and jods so we felt very smart! I have always worn a tweed jacket to compete but these navy jackets were sooooo comfy and light. Show more
added a new comment to blog Are you an Unhappy Hacker? Try this... 17 hours 54 minutes ago
I absolutely love hacking - I find it so good for de-stressing and clearing my head. However, I'm also very lucky that my horses are worth their weight in gold just as hacking horses since they're so steady and safe! xx [...]
University competition went well on Wednesday! The dressage test was okay, plenty of room for improvement but it felt nice! Jumped a good clear...University competition went well on Wednesday! The dressage test was okay, plenty of room for improvement but it felt nice! Jumped a good clear round too on a little pony who looked spookily similar to my old horse, Juan - I wanted to take her home in the car with me! Show more
Interesting topic :) I think if you try to be as sympathetic as possible it isn't necessarily painful, it's sometimes just the quick pulling movements that they feel uncomfortable with and perhaps this startles some horses? I think you're rights it's different for every horsey :) [...]
Great article Ellie, I love the little horsey pens! I'm obsessed with stationary :) [...]
Hannah says reward-based training is the best tool she's ever found for training rescued horses, but these very nervous Zonkeys really test her...Hannah says reward-based training is the best tool she's ever found for training rescued horses, but these very nervous Zonkeys really test her training! Show more