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Digby, the miniature guide horse grows too big!
Digby is the nation's first guide horse. He has been recieving special training from Katy Smith, who runs KL Pony Therapy in North Yorkshire. Katy has trained Digby from a foal to help the partially sighted in their daily lives and…Written on Monday, 19 November 2018 11:34 Be the first to comment!
California Wildfire Forces Horses, Dogs, And People To Evacuate
Wildfires have once again started to spread across California – forcing people and animals to evacuate. The Woolsey fire, just one of the current three fires, burned its way into Malibu. The fast moving flames gave residents little time to…Written on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:20 Be the first to comment!
BOOM! BOOM! Double Celebration for Ben Maher and Explosion W
Ben Maher (GBR) crowned a season of a lifetime winning the LGCT Grand Prix final in Doha at the weekend on the superstar young stallion Explosion W and was crowned the new 2018 Champion of Champions. It was to be…Written on Monday, 12 November 2018 10:56 Be the first to comment!
Questioning the Noseband.
There have been many studies which show how a tight nose band can place a painful amount of pressure on the nerves and delicate bones in the horse’s head. However, despite this, some trainers and riders still believe that using…Written on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:00 Be the first to comment!
What a Star! Allstar B wins the 2018 BE Top Horse League
With 408 BE Points, Rosalind Canter and Caroline Moore’s Allstar B have won the Calcutta Light Horse Trophy as the 2018 British Eventing Leading Horse. Caroline Moore and Ros Canter’s 13 year old Dutch-gelding, Allstar B, has had a phenomenal…Written on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:41 Be the first to comment!
Oliver Townend Announced as BE's Leading Rider 2018
Indefatigable Oliver Townend has finished as the British Eventing Top Rider for the FIFTH year in a row. On a total of 1,531 BE Points, he again takes home the prestigious Tony Collins Award. Out of his 157 starts this…Written on Monday, 05 November 2018 15:48 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