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Pressure halters are just collections of webbing, buckles, brass fittings or plastic they are not inherently good or bad. That said people immediately leap to the conclusion that it is the hands that hold them that determine their label. I personally don’t think it is anything to with the hands that hold them that makes them good or bad. For…

Has Your Riding Confidence Hit the Menopause?

Written by Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:12
At last the Menopause, is something that we're beginning to discuss openly and having listened to an enlightening programme on all the symptoms that women can suffer from we started to wonder how many older female riders have experienced a dramatic drop in their confidence because of it. The Menopause affects all of us differently but many women find that it…
Many of you will be aware that British Eventing have, in the last few days, changed their rules regarding competitors who fall at an event. These changes have been made in light of ongoing research with regards to concussion and they bring BE in line with the FEI rules which have been in place for the last ten years. Previously…
The other day, driving to the yard, I passed a woman out jogging and couldn't help noticing how terrible her posture and movement was.  Firstly, I want to say, 'good for her', at least she's trying to get fit, but actually I couldn't help wondering whether she's actually doing more damage than good! It's the same with horses; if you…

Sexism in the Equestrian Industry.

Written by Tuesday, 06 February 2018 17:22
We like to think that men and women are on pretty equal footing when it comes to equestrian sports and equestrianism in general. But look a bit deeper and is this really the case? There are plenty of female riders who prove that they are just as good as the men at dressage, eventing and show jumping but still, especially in…
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