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We Need To Cheer Each Other On!

Written by Tuesday, 06 August 2019 13:03
Since when have we stopped helping each other? When has it been easier to pull someone down, than build them up? I feel that this applies in everyday life and situations, but today, I am going to focus on the equine industry. I won’t bore you with statistics or facts, but it is important to consider the sheer volume of…

You Can Only Let Go If You Listen

Written by Tuesday, 16 July 2019 14:25
Does my horse ‘listen’ to me? Whilst horses cannot ‘talk’, or speak our language, it is suggested that they are able to understand many of our communicative techniques. Wathan et al (2016) found that horses are able to analyse facial expression of conspecifics, to gain social information. More recently, Proops et al (2018) found evidence of this analysis being used…

Have You Hugged Your Horse Today?

Written by Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:06
It is so easy to get wrapped up in life. We can become so focused on the little things, forgetting about the bigger picture. Many of us have goals. Whether it is competing at BE100, or gaining >70% in a dressage test, these aims can cloud us; overcoming the joy of owning a horse. I have been that person who…
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…
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