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5 Best Horse Breeds for Dressage

5 Best Horse Breeds for Dressage

Modern dressage is dominated by European bred horses, in particular breeds from Germany and Holland. With this in mind, it isn’t necessary to have an expensive pure dressage bred horse. Flatwork is the basis of good riding, and dressage is the foundation of flatwork. All […]

The Most Common Types of Horse Bits

The Most Common Types of Horse Bits

Looking at horse bits is overwhelming. There are hundreds of different types. In recent years, many new designs have hit the market. However, choosing the right bit for your horse does not have to be complicated. Most horses will only need a common type. Let’s […]

The 7 Most Common Horse Diseases & their Symptoms

The 7 Most Common Horse Diseases & their Symptoms

Horses are afflicted by several diseases. Some are treatable and don’t have lasting effects, while others can mean the end of their sports career or even life. Not all diseases are common, so you rarely have to worry about them. However, there are diseases that […]

Percheron Horse- History, Colors, Uses, and Facts

Percheron Horse- History, Colors, Uses, and Facts

The Percheron draft horse is one of the most common and well-known draft breeds. Their large, powerful physique is at first intimidating, but they have wonderful, gentle natures. The Percheron’s willing personality makes it popular for many uses, in particular, pulling heavy loads and driving […]

Why do Horses Need Salt?

Why do Horses Need Salt?

Salt is an essential electrolyte for horses. A horse cannot produce this mineral itself, and it needs to be added to its diet. Salt is a mineral made up of sodium and chloride. It plays an important role in the function of the body. Every […]

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

Why do horses roll? Different reasons explained

If you spend enough time around horses, you will have noticed one of their favorite activities is having a good roll. A nice dusty part of the paddock or a muddy puddle is particularly appealing. Often to the horror of their owners who have just […]

9 Horse Equipment Essentials for first time owners

9 Horse Equipment Essentials for first time owners

Owning a horse is an expensive undertaking, especially for a first time owner that hasn’t built up a supply of equipment. However, after your initial outlay, your horse tack can last you years if you look after it well. 1. Grooming Kit A grooming kit […]

13 Tips for Improving Your Lower Leg Position

13 Tips for Improving Your Lower Leg Position

Whatever the equestrian discipline you participate in, the lower leg position is fundamental to the effectiveness and stability of the rider.  Flatwork and jumping require the rider to use the lower leg in tow completely different ways which reflect the demands of each discipline and […]

10 Equestrian Influencers to Follow On Instagram

10 Equestrian Influencers to Follow On Instagram

Equestrian hobbies and interests may seem like a niche enthusiasm but there is no shortage of people on social media looking to find good equestrian content. Over the last number of years a number of people have cultivated large followings who are interested in such […]

Degloved Horse Hoof – Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

Degloved Horse Hoof – Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

Occasionally a horse can suffer an injury that results in their entire hoof capsule becoming separated from the foot. When this happens to a horse the injury is commonly referred to a degloved horse hoof. This is a very serious injury as the hoof cap […]