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
Your horses feet perform several very important functions including supporting your horses weight, absorbing shock, resisting wear, providing traction, pumping blood and conducting moisture.
Rain Scald and Mud fever can cause painful sores and scabs on your horses heels. Mud fever is the name of a common equine skin complaint, Pastern Dermatitis, that affects many horses and ponies during the winter and early spring months. It can be difficult to treat and can be very painful, sometimes causing lameness in your horse. So here’s what you can do to prevent or treat it?
Before tacking up with that double bridle consider whether it is really necessary and if you know how to fit the bridle properly and use it as it was meant to be used. Riding in a double bridle is not for the novice horse or rider
Our Cleethorpes Beach Ride was Fantastic. Sandblasted, soaked, frozen in our t-shirts and we couldn’t hear each other talk for the howling wind
Stay calm and try to walk your horse and distract him from the pain when he’s trying to roll or thrash about. Your vet is your best source of treatment for horse colic and your job is to assist your horse and make it as comfortable as possible until you can have your vet treat your horse. There are some things you can do but mainly you should trust your vet to help your horse
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When horses drinking water was restricted to the two automatic watering systems, it was found the horses spent more time drinking, but took in less water. This caused a decline in hydration levels. So, what’s the best way to provide your horse with fresh drinking water?
Having decided to try dressage riding what dressage tack & equipment will you need to get started. Definitely not top end branded horse tack that’s for sure. Wait until you’ve advanced beyond novice before investing in top quality tack and equipment.
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?
The fly or midge most commonly involved in causing equine sweet itch is the Culicoides pulicaris midge and although most horses and ponies show no reaction to it, horses that suffer from sweet itch develop an allergy to the bites. Prevention is better than cure and good quality fly rugs are essential
Potential is an emotive word. Buying a horse advertised as with potential is a gamble nothing less and nothing more. You will have to invest significant time and training and a lot more money before you see that potential realised.
Whether your intention is to simply hack out, compete at riding club shows or to progress up to advanced 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.
A Quick DIY Dressage Arena Layout Guide … How to layout a 40m dressage arena in the middle of a field quickly and accurately using two cheap 50m surveyors tapes and four tent pegs
Horse sarcoids are notoriously difficult to treat and various treatment options are available. Most however are dependent on the type and location of the sarcoid. Options range from do nothing to Surgical Excision, Cryosurgery, Electrocautery, Hyperthermia and even Chemotherapy …
Executing a good square halt is another easy dressage test mark in the bag. The Dressage Judge will be looking for a square halt that shows the horse standing quietly, not tossing their head or mouthing the bit
Modern equestrian eventing has two main competition formats, the one day event (ODE) and the three day event (3DE). Equestrian eventing has also been known as Militaire, Horse Trials, or Combined Training
Just sitting on an exercise ball at some point during the day, is a form of simple exercise and it helps to strengthen the core muscles that support your spine. And, that will get you fit to ride and improve your riding.
Horse riding in Pennsylvania is an equestrian adventure every horse rider should have the chance to experience. Pennsylvania state offers tranquil state parks and forests with unmatched beauty, along with wonderful Pennsylvanian forests and mountainous regions, with excellent horse trails for the trail riding enthusiast