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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…
A great idea! #WearGreenForJonty. Possitive, supportive action from four star rider, Alice Dunsdon and the team at Eventing Worldwide. Riders and supporters are urged to wear something green from now and throughout July in support of Irish eventer Jonty Evans who is still sadly ill in hospital from his recent fall. He is in a stable but unconscious state after incurring…

'Time's up' for tight nosebands!

Written by Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:12
As a result of research the Danish Riding Federation have set a limit for noseband tightness in competition which is a start but why is change taking so long and is it enough?  The study conducted in 2014/15 examined over three thousand Danish horses after they had performed in dressage, show jumping, eventing and endurance competition and found that almost…
"Without the horse, I'm nothing in my job," English based New Zealand eventer, Andrew Nicholson was named an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit on Monday. Representing New Zealand for more than 30 years, Nicholson at 56, has fashioned a body of work that any of his peers would die for, including seven Olympics Games over 28 years, three Olympic…
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