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Fitness and Diet Tips From Britain’s Top Riders
Horse riding is an underestimated sport. Riders need to have strong quads and a stable core to ride for long periods of time without tiring. Along with fitness comes the importance of bodyweight as well, which has an effect on…Written on Monday, 16 September 2019 11:17 Be the first to comment!
Hacking - Is it Underrated or Under-Supported?
Horses have been recorded to naturally travel around 8.1-28.3km per day; with recent studies documenting horses travelling for 12-hours to water and food resources (Hampson et al. 2010). Yes, our domestic horses need not travel 55km to the water bowl that…Written on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:40 Be the first to comment!
Expectation Vs. Reality
Let’s talk about expectations! There have been many days which a hack, a show ring experience, a dressage test (the list is endless) has not gone quite to plan. Sometimes, life doesn’t go as planned! The horse spooked, you forgot…Written on Monday, 02 September 2019 10:32 Be the first to comment!
About the Dartmoor Pony
Discover the rare Dartmoor Pony in this video about the breed! Special Thanks to: Shilstone Rocks - Dartmoor Riding, Shilstone Rocks Dartmoor Pony Stud - New Zealand, The Dartmoor Pony Society & Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust.Written on Monday, 19 August 2019 09:30 Be the first to comment!
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We Need To Cheer Each Other On!
Since when have we stopped helping each other? When has it been easier to pull someone down, than build them up? I feel that this applies in everyday life and situations, but today, I am going to focus on the…Written on Tuesday, 06 August 2019 13:03 Be the first to comment!
Respect for the Rider of 'Excited' Windsor Grey at the Royal Wedding
It was Prince Harry and Meghan's day but that didn't stop one horse trying to steal the limelight. The Windsor Grey did add an extra element to the procession, however... As the horse pranced slightly off-kilter, there was a lot…Written on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:01 Be the first to comment!
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 5 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
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
Another Whipping Incident - British rider expelled from CS4* German Show
A second British rider is at the centre of a social media storm over whip abuse. Show jumper Ben Talbot, 32, who is based in the Netherlands was expelled from a four-star show in Germany at the weekend after striking his…Written on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:28 Be the first to comment!
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
Tack Room Talk
The whole debate around rugging your horse does get pretty tiresome - especially as you can set your watch by the plethora of blog posts and articles that are published every Autumn around the topic. The truth of the matter is that there's always going to be extremes of opinion on this subject. The biggest issue we find with rugging our horses is keeping up with the changeability of the UK weather system! Far easier to deal with extreme coldness than it is moderate weather with bursts of wind/rain and sunny spells. Over the last few years we've been rugging our unclipped natives very little and have noticed improvements in skin and coat quality as a result. We'd rather spend more on hay and feed through the winter months than risk our horses being a bit too warm with their rugs on. Overall the spend isn't drastically increased as we aren't having to place out yearly rug orders with https://www.rugging.co.uk/ (much to their disappointment no doubt). But I think overall we have happier, more comfortable horses as a result of being more prudent with our ability to rug them, and now do ere on the side of cold - if that makes sense? [...]
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How do I find out the maker of my harness? I bought it used, it’s pretty old, has no marks I can find except cob stamped in the leather throat latch...How do I find out the maker of my harness? I bought it used, it’s pretty old, has no marks I can find except cob stamped in the leather throat latch strap. I need to replace a couple of straps that were really dry and starting to crack. Show more