Yoga for horse riders | Equestrian Fitness
What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient mind/body exercise that originated in India. Literally, it means ‘to unite’, regular practice unites the mind and body. When we are riding, we have to unite not only our own mind and body but the horse’s mind and body, and our own with theirs!! A rider who is in united in a strong,… READ MORE
5 Ways to Achieve a Strong Bond with your Horse
When everyone else seems to be in raptures about the wonderful bond they have with their horse it can be upsetting to realise that perhaps your horse is a little disinterested, or doesn’t respond to you as positively as you’d like. Well, never fear, here are my 5 fail-safe tips to help you and your horse build trust, respect and a life-long bond... READ MORE
Is it Cruel to Pull a Horse's Mane?
Pulling a horse's mane, as most of you I'm sure already know, basically involves pulling out sections of hair using a small metal comb, in order to make it shorter, thinner and neater. And I can't deny it, I think a horse with a well pulled name looks extremely smart, and of course, it makes plaiting easier too. However, there ...READ MORE
Reasons your ski holiday WILL improve your riding!
Desperate to go skiing but struggling to justify such an expense so soon after Christmas? Here's several reasons skiing can help with your riding, and ensure a guilt free holiday!
Active Family Holiday
Many horse riders are accustomed to an ... READ MORE
JANUARY 2017 - #horseyhoroscopes
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 can become... READ MORE
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 to understand... READ MORE
Are we being unfair to our “moody mares”?
Even in this modern age, certain cultural and societal stereotypes surrounding gender still haunt us all. One of the most popular notions is that men are rational, unemotional, straight forward beings that cannot understand
Napping and other equine behavioural problems might need a change of attitude - yours! | 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 on the myths of training!