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How to help horses that are difficult to bridle

How to help horses that are difficult to bridle

What makes horses difficult to bridle? This most commonly occurs due to a past incident which has frightened the horse or caused pain.  Horses remember bad experiences and one incident can be enough to create a new behavior pattern.  Very occasionally, some horses seem to […]

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

Horse napping is when a horse refuses to move in the direction that you want to go. It is a behavioral pattern that can often be very tricky to correct. It can occur for a number of reasons such as a lack of trust, rider […]

6 Facts about Horse Vision that you didn’t Know

6 Facts about Horse Vision that you didn’t Know

A horses vision determines the way in which they perceive and interact with the world around them. They have large that are located laterally on their face which gives them  an excellent range of vision. As a prey animal this range of vision is particularly […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is not without its challenges but is an important part of rider development and education plus a prerequisite in dressage once you reach a certain competitive level.  More advanced movements like shoulder in and half pass can only really be executed in sitting […]

12 Beginner Horse Riding Exercises

12 Beginner Horse Riding Exercises

Horse riding is a unique physical challenge, it tests out every fibre of your being and requires strength, flexibility and coordination. As every good rider knows, there are exercises which you can do both on and off the horse to help improve core strength, balance […]

5 tips on how to see the perfect stride

5 tips on how to see the perfect stride

Getting the distance correct when jumping a fence is one of the hardest parts of jumping. If you watch a professional jumper, one of the things you will notice immediately is how easy it seems for them to get the perfect distance for the jump. […]

10 Ways to Calm a Nervous Horse

10 Ways to Calm a Nervous Horse

Horses are flight animals and are therefore sensitive and constantly tuned to what they perceive as danger.  Our perception of danger is not necessarily the same as theirs; some things trigger worry and fear in most horses but much of it is down to the […]

The Most Stunning Horse Barns in the World

The Most Stunning Horse Barns in the World

Horses that operate at the highest levels of competition in dressage, showjumping, and racing are some of the best looked after living beings on the planet. These horses are often worth astronomical sums of money and their health and well-being is taken very seriously as […]

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Horse

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Horse

Chiropractic care for your horse, also known as equine chiropractic, is an important part of overall equine health.  Chiropractic care for horses is similar to chiropractic care for humans, in that it helps to strengthen and repair the relationship between the body’s structure – particularly […]

The Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy

The Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy

Equine Massage is a relatively new form of therapy for horses that began in the early 90’s. Equine massage is done for a number of reasons including rehabilitation and pain relief. The exact science behind the therapy is still up for debate but there has […]