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Has Your Riding Confidence Hit the Menopause?
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…Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:12 1 comment
Female horse riders want better bra support
Three quarters of female horse riders want bras that better support them, partly for the sake of their health and partly to avoid embarrassment, according to new research. The study, led by Dr. Jenny Burbage, a sports scientist at the…Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:32 Be the first to comment!
Para Equestrian Natasha Baker excitedly announces her New Ride for 2018
An excited Natasha Baker has introduced her new ride for 2018. After 10 months of looking, the Para Equestrian and multi medalist has posted these photos on her instagram account of chestnut Hanoverian mare, 'Diva'. It was just one year…Written on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:27 Be the first to comment!
Vegan riding boots step out in the horse world
Italian bootmaker Fratelli Fabbri has created a 100% vegan riding boot, crafted from faux leather and other non-animal components. The Fabbri VEG riding boots are the result of a year of rigorous testing to endure they maintained the Fabbri standard,…Written on Monday, 12 February 2018 12:09 Be the first to comment!
British Eventing Medical Rule Changes
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…Written on Monday, 12 February 2018 10:24 1 comment
It's time to Improve your Health and Riding with a Good Posture!
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…Written on Friday, 09 February 2018 10:33 Be the first to comment!
Austrian rider banned after terrible show jumping ride goes viral
A video of the Austrian show jumper, Bernhard Maier has caused an uproar on social media. The disturbing footage taken during the CSI1* in Wiener Neustadt, Germany shows the rider crashing the horse through most of the fences, and carrying…Written on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:44 2 comments
5 Things To Expect When You're Dating An Equestrian
1. You will only have tea after the horses have been fed. In an equestrians world, 99% of the time, the horse's come first. If you think that your tea will be served before the horses - then you are out…Written on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 12:36 4 comments
Do horses like being patted as a reward?
WTF!! was my reaction when I read a year or so ago that some people think that it's cruel to pat a horse. They reason that because horses don't pat each other, it's unnatural to them so, we shouldn't either.…Written on Sunday, 06 September 2015 11:17 9 comments
How To Recognise An Equestrian!
Unlike many athletes, competing in a specific sport, us equestrians come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. To the un-trained eye it may not be easy to spot an equestrian. However, if like me you've…Written on Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:46 5 comments
Fears for Life of Foal Stolen with other Miniature Horses - Cambridgeshire.
Eight miniature horses including a foal that will not survive without its mother have been stolen overnight from Sixteen Foot Bank in Stonea near March, Cambridgeshire. Daniel Everett said: “We had a lorry stop on top of the road side…Written on Friday, 14 July 2017 09:06 Be the first to comment!
Napping and other equine behavioural problems might need a change of attitude - yours! by Ben Hart
A horse that is napping can be a challenge but according to equine trainer Ben Hart, the biggest challenge should be to the assumptions you make about your horse's behaviour. Read on, because it's time to put a different spin…Written on Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:39 4 comments
Tack Room Talk
Oh wow yes this is me. I used to ride a lot and although not fearless and not a jumper or anything I could lead a group ride in a gallop across a welsh mountain no problem. I have actually stopped riding altogether a few years ago in my late 40's as I am scared of anything other than walk and trot on the flat on a safe horse. I have been on HRT a few weeks hopefully I can start riding again when I get my energy and confidence back. [...]
Best treatments for mud fever?! Unfortunately still have to turn out through wet muddy conditions as that is the only entrance however rest of field...Best treatments for mud fever?! Unfortunately still have to turn out through wet muddy conditions as that is the only entrance however rest of field is dry and not muddy ... thank yoy! Show more
This is so interesting! I always found growing up that riding was seen as something for 'girls', and loads of boys I knew gave up, thinking it wasn't 'cool'. I wonder why it is then that men often dominate the top rankings?! I definitely agree there is a gender bias though, especially noticeable in racing - female trainers are especially few and far between. [...]
Off to see the horses on Friday after not seeing them for six weeks and I could not be more excited! Has anyone started planning their summer shows...Off to see the horses on Friday after not seeing them for six weeks and I could not be more excited! Has anyone started planning their summer shows yet?! I am dying to get Teddy out to our first event! Show more
Hmm it's a shame if someone has come off but fallen on their feet or not hit their head - there are lots of different ways to become unseated!! However having seen the effect of overlooked concussion experienced by my husband after a fall, it is something that should be taken seriously. Anyway let's face it- most eventers wear air jackets and it's not easy to continue if they've gone off! [...]