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The latest advice on how we can keep our horses safe. Horse racing has been resumed. However, horse owners are urged to be vigilant for symptoms of equine flu – coughing, nasal discharge, loss of appetite, lethargy – and to call their vet if they think their horses are showing signs. Full Article  HERE

Questioning the Noseband.

Written by Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:00
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 the noseband to keep a horse’s mouth closed will make a horse ride better as it stops them fighting which…

What a Star! Allstar B wins the 2018 BE Top Horse League

Written by Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:41
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 year under rider Ros Canter; after taking their highest placing at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May, where…

Oliver Townend Announced as BE's Leading Rider 2018

Written by Monday, 05 November 2018 15:48
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 season, Oliver's hard work was rewarded with 19 wins and a further 60 top ten placings. Seven wins were secured…

Got a young ‘stubborn’ horse? Then SLOW DOWN!

Written by Monday, 29 October 2018 09:59
Many of the riders I know are buying young horses so that they can start and produce their own perfect partners. But, there is one common problem that seems to crop up after a while that I’m often being asked to assist with; their horse is very slow and often ‘planting’, refusing to go forward at all.  No amount of…
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