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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…

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…

Could a tight browband be giving your horse big problems?

Written by Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:06
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 and although there are many reasons why this can occur, I also found that a lot of people used bridles…

When Horse Riders and Cyclists Collide!

Written by Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:05
Many of us in the British equestrian community have been left appalled by footage caught on a helmet cam of a group of cyclists whizzing past a horse and rider, showing so little regard for their safety that one cyclist even undercuts them, hitting the horse, and catching the riders stirrup on their handlebar. This caused the normally bombproof horse…
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