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Lucinda McAlpine is an expert in Natural Horse Management. As a Grand Prix dressage rider she became disillusioned with conventional methods of training and keeping horses. Despite her horses living what many would regard as the perfect life she came to the conclusion that it was unhealthy both physically and emotionally. From then on she decided to keep her horses…

Equestrian First Dates

Written by Monday, 19 June 2017 13:49
Equestrians are a special bunch, but undeniably they have certain qualities which make them pretty epic on a first date. Assuming that is, that they don’t meet you for dinner in their jods, boots, whip in hand and with a faint whiff of horse in their wake. I promise you you’ll be impressed. A key fact to remember is that…

The Horse's Whiskers: To Trim or Not to Trim?

Written by Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:30
Many equestrians wouldn’t think twice about trimming the whiskers around their horse's eyes and nose thinking they look scruffy and spoil the appearance of an otherwise immaculately turned out pony. It's particularly common practice in the showing world where they are completely removed in order make the horse look as smart as possible. And I freely admit I’ve trimmed my…
There is nothing better than taking your horse to a dressage show and seeing how far you make it in all the competitions. It’s such a great learning curve for learner riders. However, there is just one problem that horse owners face - getting their animal to the show! Transporting horses is no easy feat, and it is something that…
Humans have this particular habit of never paying full attention. Their minds wander off on to all manner of things – what to have for tea, whether to call that hot date they met last week, what to get their friend for Christmas, what they want for Christmas, whether they can ask for a pay rise/day off/flexi-time. It goes on and…
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