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Great Britain’s World Equestrian Games eventing squad announced
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has confirmed the eventing squad, selected by the British Eventing senior selectors, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018. The selected athletes are (in alphabetical order); •…Written on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:53 Be the first to comment!
Golden Retriever Nurses Miniature Horse back to Health
Miniature horse, Sammy and Golden Retriever, Molly have become firm friends. An unlikely couple, Molly has been nursing the ailing horse back to health. Sammy was nothing but "skin and bones and scared" when he was discovered roaming the streets…Written on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:28 Be the first to comment!
Plastic Pollution Could Place Horses And Riders At Risk
A warning from the Environment Agency Plastic granulate, sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire’s horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law. Plastic granulate is…Written on Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:39 Be the first to comment!
Could a tight browband be giving your horse big problems?
There's been a lot of discussion about tight nosebands but have you ever wondered if your horse's browband is too tight? As an equine bodyworker I came across a lot of horse's with tension around their forehead, ears and poll…Written on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:06 Be the first to comment!
An Amish resident, Timothy Hochstedler, from the small village of the Colon in Michigan has launched his own ride-sharing service with his horse and buggy, and he’s calling it “Amish Uber.” He charges people $5 per 'taxi' ride and said…Written on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:40 Be the first to comment!
Be Vigilant. Appalling report of sexual assaults on horses in Lancashire.
Two thoroughbred mares have been left with brutal cut injuries to their genital areas after the assault in Hyndburn, Lancashire, last week. The horses' injuries were discovered by their shocked owners on Friday morning and are now being investigated by…Written on Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:49 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
Tack Room Talk
So this happened today... My heart could burst with happiness💖 Fred sees his first pole and jump for over a year and acts like a total superstar✨...So this happened today... My heart could burst with happiness💖 Fred sees his first pole and jump for over a year and acts like a total superstar✨ gone through quite a bit this last year but here’s to the future, sooo exciting 🙈 #onlythestart#OhioGold#proudaspunch#gottostartsomewhere Show more