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
The Falabella horse is the original miniature horse breed and is not to be mistaken for the Argentinian Bergman breed, which some unscrupulous horse dealers will pass off as Falabella horse’s. Here we look at the breed characteristics and its long 150 year history
Modern equestrian eventing competitions include a wide variety of cross country obstacles and as event riders are becoming better and better, the course designers are incorporating more and more unusual obstacles and decorations
Out think your horse with a little patient brainwashing. Use our worming made easy trick to ensure a stress free worming day. All it takes is a little patience and some apple juice.
Lincolnshire is a County in the East of England and features some of the most breathtaking landscapes in England, full of pretty picturesque towns and villages with cobbled streets and stone built houses. Horse Riding in Lincolnshire is both popular and very well catered for. There are plenty of good quality equestrian centres, riding schools and stable yards throughout Lincolnshire just browse the Lincolnshire equestrian map or scroll through the riding club, riding school or livery yard pages to find local riding near you …
Different show jumping techniques for rein releases are used depending on the circumstances surrounding the showjump obstacle. All riders should be ready and able to use each of the show jumping techniques as needed and should practice them all regularly
Use our winning dressage test tips to ensure you do well in your dressage competition and give yourself the best chance of success. To win you must be positive and believe you can. This means being focused before during and after your dressage test
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
Cross Country clothing in equestrian eventing is informal, and many riders use colours that match some of their eventing horse tack. Deciding what to wear when competing in the cross country phase of eventing isn’t difficult, so long as you stick to safety rules
The horses skeleton provides support for its muscles; protection for the horse’s internal organs; and has enough mobility built into its various parts that the horse can move smoothly at differing speeds and still lie down, graze or do both at the same time.
The first sign of laminitic symptoms from a dietary cause will usually appear within 24 to 48 hrs. The horse may adopt the classic horse laminitis stance, with its hind feet placed up under its belly. Laminitis can be a very serious equine condition and all horse owners should be aware of the signs causes & treatment of horse laminitis