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Yoga for horse riders | Equestrian Fitness
What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient mind/body exercise that originated in India. Literally, it means ‘to unite’, regular practice unites the mind and body. When we are riding, we have to unite not only our own mind…
5 Ways to Achieve a Strong Bond with your Horse
When everyone else seems to be in raptures about the wonderful bond they have with their horse it can be upsetting to realise that perhaps your horse is a little disinterested, or doesn’t respond to you as positively…
February 2017- #horseyhoroscopes
Find out what FEBRUARY has in store for your horse! Check out this month's predictions in HORSEY HOROSCOPES - Visit this group on the first day of every month to find out ... READ MORE
Is it Cruel to Pull a Horse's Mane?
Pulling a horse's mane, as most of you I'm sure already know, basically involves pulling out sections of hair using a small metal comb, in order to make it shorter, thinner and neater. And I can't deny it,…
Reasons your ski holiday WILL improve your riding!
Desperate to go skiing but struggling to justify such an expense so soon after Christmas? Here's several reasons skiing can help with your riding, and ensure a guilt free holiday! Active Family Holiday Many horse riders are accustomed…
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Help please! Does anyone know the exact Le Mieux red colour that matches red freejumps ? I know there's lots of different red shades available ...Help please! Does anyone know the exact Le Mieux red colour that matches red freejumps ? I know there's lots of different red shades available ... thank you ! Show more
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added a new comment to blog Napping and other equine behavioural problems might need a change of attitude - yours! by Ben Hart 17 hours 21 minutes ago
I've just acquired a Sec D mare who when we went to view her wouldn't even be lead in hand at the property. She also wouldn't lunge. Lots of people have passed her up but we bought her, brought her home and let her settle in. I took her out for a short walk with our homebred and she was very nervous but walked behind and by the side. Then I asked her to lead the way and she planted. Lots of talking and stroking then after a few mins of me assuring her everything would be ok she walked on in front but still nervous. We then made the homebred go ahead a couple of hundred yards and then me and my new pony trotted up the lane to her. I'm going to be doing this regularily to get to know her and her get to trust and know me and I am positive she will be ridden out confidently around the village sooner rather than later. I love working with young/unbroken/unhandled/nervous horses and fortunately seem to instill something into them. [...]
added a new comment to blog Tight Nosebands: Are they Tools of Restraint for Lazy Riders? yesterday
Great article! I've seen many horses ridden beautifully without any bridle at all (with perfect control), so there is no excuse for tight nose bands! Tight nose bands are cruel and demonstrate a lack of unity between the horse and rider, top level equestrians especially should be setting a better example. [...]
Luciana Diniz riding plucky mare Lady Lindenhof (Longines Global Champions Tour) #midweekmotivation
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I've got two mares and one of them is so flirty she hassles the geldings like crazy! Even when ridden she starts walking and winking at them - it's so embarrassing haha! My other mare is going through a mood swing right now and I'm readying myself for some ginger ninja hi karates!!!! [...]