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There's been a lot of talk on health programmes about the human gut 'microbiome' and how an imbalance can adversely affect the immune system, sleep, anxiety, and weight, . In fact some claim that it's an even bigger influence on our health than our genes. For a long time many 'alternative' practitioners have been telling us that the basis of…

Dressage Diva

Written by Monday, 19 March 2018 11:31
Dressage is a delight, when it’s done right. It looks effortless and elegant. Non-horsey people love to tell you ” I could so do that, it’s easy, you just walk in a circle”, but when you try it’s simply the hardest thing in the world. Walking in a circle should be easy. It’s not. Crossing over from one side of…

Improving the Welfare of Racehorses

Written by Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:45
Love or loathe the horse racing industry, you've got to welcome any initiatives that improve the welfare of racehorses. From the start of 2018, any foal born to race must now be registered with Weatherbys General Stud Book within 30 days of its birth in a bid to trace the whereabouts and welfare of foals and provide greater transparency over…

The Shying Game | Equine Behaviour

Written by Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:24
It seems to me there are two kinds of rider reactions to a horse who is spooked by something - the look and approach or the look away and ignore. Both camps are trying to instil trust and confidence in their horses and, of course, both think they are right. Like many things in equestrianism it can lead to some…

Beware - Snow & Ice Creates Sugary Grass!

Written by Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:14
Be on your guard if you're putting your horse or pony out on grass that has been covered in snow, especially if they are prone to laminitis or other sugar related problems, as snow and ice cause sugars to build up in grass in the same way it does with frost. And don't think just because the snow has melted…
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