Tips for Loading a Difficult to Load Horse

 13 Tips for Loading a Difficult to Load Horse

How well a horse loads and travels is always a key consideration at purchase, after all, if the horse won’t travel happily then this can cause huge issues if you want to train or compete or even just go to the vets. Why are some Horses Difficult to Load? There …

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How Catch Hard to Catch Horse

How to Catch a Hard-to-Catch Horse

Horses can be hard to catch for lots of different reasons and this problem is certainly one of the most frustrating and unwelcome aspects of horse behavior.  Working out why the horse is hard to catch can help solve the problem but not always.  Like many things equine, once you …

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Jumping tips

19 simple tips for horse jumping beginners

Jumping is one of the most exciting activities that you can do with a horse but, like all equestrian disciplines, it takes time, patience, training and application to be successful at it.  Any experienced jumping rider will tell you that jumping is 99% flatwork it’s all about the quality of …

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On the bit

Getting your horse on the bit

Getting your horse on the bit is a phrase which conjures up confusion and mystery in equal measure.  Many riders focus on the front end of the horse and concentrate on the position of the horse’s head and, whilst this is relevant, it can be rather like picking up the …

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Oldenburg Topline

11 ways to build up your horse’s topline

What does Topline mean? The topline of the horse is a reference to the muscle groups which run along either side and over the top of the horse’s spine and on some of which the rider sits.  The specific area which the topline encompasses is the vertebral column (spine) from …

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No stirrups

17 tips to improve your riding without Stirrups

Riding without stirrups is a tried and trusted technique with known and established benefits for the horse rider.  Working without stirrups promotes the rider’s balance, stability and depth of seat and is a training tool used by many instructors and riders of all levels.  It can encourage the development of …

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Horse Grooming tricky

8 tips for Grooming a Horse (that doesn’t want to be groomed)

Grooming is a very important activity both between horses in the herd and between handler or owner and the horse.  Horses mutually groom each other to demonstrate care and attention to one another.  Grooming between owner and horse has numerous health benefits and also establishes a connection and bond between …

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Teach Horse How to Kiss

How to teach your Horse to give a Kiss

Horses tend to show affection in their own way. This affection is not always immediately obvious to us even though we may wish it was!  However there are lots of ways to teach a horse how to give affection including teaching them how to give a kiss. Teaching your horse …

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Stop horse eating too fast

8 tips for Stopping a Horse Eating too Fast

Most horses get excited when it comes to feeding time. However some horses can get a little bit too excited and may eat their food too fast as a result. This is more likely to happen with grains. When a horse eats too fast it increases the risk of the …

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