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6 essential ground manners every horse should have

6 essential ground manners every horse should have

Manners on the ground are absolutely essential for any horse, the bigger they are the more essential they are.  If a horse is not well mannered on the ground, it will be virtually impossible to do anything with him from grooming to shoeing, lungeing to […]

6 ways to stay involved in Horse riding when pregnant

6 ways to stay involved in Horse riding when pregnant

Most lady riders view pregnancy as a double-edged sword; it is a time of great excitement but you are going to miss those long days in the saddle with your horsey best friend.  Horses keep us very busy and if you own a horse, you […]

5 tips to avoid Horse Sunburn

5 tips to avoid Horse Sunburn

Sometimes we forget that Sunburn can affect our animals too. Just like humans, horses can suffer from sunburn and it can be very sore if left untreated. All equine breeds are susceptible to horse sunburn and it can occur throughout the year. There are some […]

8 benefits of equine therapy

8 benefits of equine therapy

The idea of using horses for improving physical and mental health is not new. Hippocrates was said to have mentioned the potential of horses being useful for helping to manage health. However, equine therapy hadn’t been adopted in the modern world until around the 1960s. […]

Top 8 beginner horse riding mistakes

Top 8 beginner horse riding mistakes

You may have visions of galloping across fields in front of stately homes reminiscent of Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy or even harbour dreams of competing at a world-famous equestrian event but learning to ride is a journey so sit back, or should that be up, […]

Cavaletti: How to set up and use?

Cavaletti: How to set up and use?

Derived from the Italian word, cavaletto, which means ‘little horse’, Cavaletti are small wooden jumps consisting of a fixed pole anchored at each end by an X frame. X——–X Have Cavaletti fallen out of fashion? With the arrival of modern materials and the Poly block, […]

How Long do Horses live?

How Long do Horses live?

How long do horses live? Well, it depends- the lifespan of a horse typically ranges from 20 -30 years old. The exact expected lifespan of a horse mainly depends on the horse’s breed and the type of life that they live. It is not unusual […]

The 5 fastest Breeds of Horse

The 5 fastest Breeds of Horse

The 5 fastest Breeds of Horse The fastest animal on earth is the cheetah which has a top speed of between 68mph and 75mph.  However, the cheetah doesn’t have to carry anything on its back.  So, the accolade of the fastest weight bearing mammal on […]

9 simple tips to improve your seat

9 simple tips to improve your seat

The seat is frequently discussed as an essential part of good horsemanship but why is it so important to improve your seat? A good seat when you ride not only provides balance and security but allows the rider to influence the horse effectively, developing training […]