The Pros & Cons of Owning a Horsebox

Owning and Using a Horsebox

Very few of us consider the practicalities of owning and using a horsebox or trailer before we buy one and if we are honest quite a few of us expect that our horse will instantly recognise a horsebox

Getting Your Horse Fit for Work or Competition

Whether your intention is to simply hack out, compete at riding club shows or to progress up to advanced equine eventing, it is important that your horses’ fitness is increased in a gradual and consistent way. Slow and steady is the key to getting your horse fit for the job you want it to do.

Competing at Horse Show Competitions

Competing in Horse Shows can help you enjoy a full life

It doesn’t matter were they’re placed or how well they do, competing in horse shows is an excellent way for young riders to develop confidence and improve their horse riding abilities. Equestrian competitions are were they learn good sportsmanship and how to cope well with success and failure

Tips & Advice to improve your horse riding - 300

A few useful riding tips ...

Useful horse riding tips and equestrian advice including homemade horse treat recipes and different ways to think while riding. Plus resources to help you and your horse become a better partnership, and hopefully some that will save you a little money

Horse Hoof & Foot Care - hdr

The Basics of Horse Hoof Conformation

Horse hoof conformation is the result of 50 million years of the evolution of the horse and both wild and domesticated horses share a similar hoof shape even though they live in quite different conditions

Horse Bridle Styles - hdr

Choosing a Bridle For Your Horse

The bridle is such an essential part of your horse tack, that you should make sure you choose the right type and size of bridle for your horse while considering the type of work you want your horse to do.

Horse Feet Facts - What Horse Owners Need to Know

Horses Feet - 30 Facts to ensure you have a sound horse

Do you know that your horses feet have a landing side and a loading side or that your horses front feet should never be steeper than your horses hind feet? Or that your horses hoof quality is directly related to its moisture content, or the main essential functions the hoof performs? No! well isn’t it about time you did.

The Ideals & Affects of Good Horse Neck Conformation

A good equine neck conformation is advantageous in every equestrian sport. The horses neck should be flexible and work well for balancing the horse. The horse owner should look for a horse with a neck that is neither too bulky or to thin, long, or short. While taking breed characteristics into consideration.

Reriders Getting Back in the Saddle

The Challenges & Joys of Getting Back in the Saddle

Jumping on a horse and going hell for leather over a cross country course is fine when you’re young and fit, but getting back in the saddle when you’re older can offer some challenges. Older re-riders are a growing part of horse shows and equestrian centres are slowly recognising the need to cater to them. So, what are you waiting for?

Horsebox Maintenance and maintaining your horsebox to keep your horse safe

Maintaining Your Horsebox

Breaking down on a small country lane or on the motorway in the pouring rain with one or more horses in your horsebox, isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. The next time you’re organising your show schedule or busy checking your horse or pony, give a thought to your horsebox maintenance

Lincolnshire Show - Vincent Clipped & Winning

Clipping Styles – Why Clip Your Horse & What Clip To Use?

Owners mainly clip their horses coat to make their horse more comfortable in work, to work for longer and to prevent chills or overheating. Your horse will cool down and dry off much quicker without a full winter coat that traps sweat & heat. So, what’s the most suitable clip for your horse?

Properly Grooming a horses mane ... It's important

Plaiting and grooming a horses mane helps to show off the line of the neck and emphasis the neck conformation and overall look of the horse. Different types of mane pulls or cuts can be applied to different types of horse or even for competing in different types of horse shows or equestrian competitions

Improve Your Seat to Improve Your Riding

How To Improve Your Seat In Horse Riding

Whether a novice or experienced horse rider we can all benefit from improving our seat position. A good seat can solve a lot of problems from wobbly legs to your hip collapsing on one side and problems with insecure rein contact

Types of Horse Head Conformation

Correct Horse Head Conformation & Why it matters

Above all the ideal horse head conformation in all horse breeds is a head with a relatively broad forehead. Beyond that their are horse breeds that are known for distinct head shapes and others that are prone to certain faults. Dished profiles, Roman noses, large or small nostrils and a good throatlatch are among the many things the horse owner has to know and consider …

Horse show practice makes perfect

A few tips for success at your next horse show

They say that practice makes perfect and that is most definitely true when it comes to competing in horse shows and equestrian events. Having the best equipment and the most fantastic horse also help, but for those of us with more basic tools to work with here are some horse show tips for success at your next equestrian event

Horse Teeth Care & the Equine Dentist

Horse Teeth and the Equine Dentist

What every horse owner needs to know about horse teeth and how to care for them. How equine teeth are affected by stabling and grazing and the conditions that can result from incorrect feeding and the lack of a varied diet