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

The Double bridle - The right aid in the correct hands

A how-to guide to fitting a double bridle properly

Some riders, particularly in dressage and showing competitions where it can be mandatory, find fitting a double bridle a daunting prospect. So, we’ve included here a fairly basic step by step guide on how to fit a double bridle. But, always remember the correct use and fitting of the double bridle is of great importance

The Horse Bridle in Horse Training & Riding

A Guide to the Horse Bridle and its parts

Your horses bridle is of paramount importance in every aspect of your riding and horse training. Not only must the bridle fit your horse perfectly, but it must encourage submission and acceptance of the bit without exerting undue pressure on your horses head

Side Saddle History & Use

The Side Saddle from its humble beginnings as a pad for equestrian pillion riding in medieval times has endured many changes of style during the centuries

Horse Conforrmation & Points of the Horse

A look at horse conformation and the points of the horse

The conformation of your horse refers to the correctness of its bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions. Both horse conformation and knowing the points of the horse are important to horse owners that want or have to to care for a horse; or are involved in the equestrian industry or equestrian competition

The Western Saddle or Cowboy Saddle

Very different to an English saddle the Western Saddle was intended to be used by cowboys who would have to spend all day in the saddle. Today there are many types of Western Saddle designed specifically for equestrian disciplines such as cutting, barrel racing, showing and endurance riding

Buying a horsebox - The horsebox test drive

Buying a Horsebox & Maintaining Your Horsebox

Buying a horsebox is a major purchase option and requires careful consideration. For most horse owners owning a good quality horsebox with living and plenty of room for horsey friends, is a dream come true. But practical matters should take precedence and running costs as well as the initial purchase price should be considered

A look at Eventing Saddles

Specialist Eventing saddles tend to be even futher forward cut than the flatter seated jumping saddle model and some are slighly shorter in the flap. Extra forward cut saddle flaps allow the rider to ride shorter in eventing saddles.