Horse Care & Equipment

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Brushing up on the Basics – The Essential Guide to Brushing Boots

Over the past few years, the equine world has exploded with new products, and not in the least when it comes to boots for your horse or pony. But where do you start when there is so much available? Sometimes it is simply best to go back to basics…
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Simplymare Trial - 'I am so grateful to have finally found something to help my mare'

Aria, a 10 year old mare owned by Paula Frazer describes her mare as defensive and lacking in trust towards people. Paula hoped that the Simplymare would calm Aria and make her more approachable. We asked Paula some questions about her…
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Your Horse & Fireworks – Keeping Safe

It’s that time of the year again, that as horse owners, we dread – fireworks season. We know horses and fireworks don’t mix but we can make things a little easier and a little safer for our horses with some thought and pre-planning. So…
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Going in the Right Direction

How many times do you get to a show, the first round goes well, you’re in the jump off and you and your horse has an argument about which way to turn! Kim Barzilay of Kimba Stud offers advice on getting it right at a show. Watch the video…
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Breathability is Best

When considering leg protection for our horses, most horse owners are now aware that the ‘modern’ horse boot should be breathable but do we really understand the importance of choosing a breathable boot for our horses? Firstly we must…
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The Essential Guide to Choosing the Perfect Fly Mask for Your Horse

Choosing the Best Fly Mask for Your Horse With different styles, colours and varying levels of protection now available, finding the perfect fly mask for your horse is no longer an easy task. For many horse owners the confusion results…
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Dealing with competition nerves - Alice Goring

Competing a tiny 14.3hh horse at Intermediate / 2* level and without fail always being on the smallest horse in the warmup arena, does mean that I am often referred to as “fearless”, “brave” (or slightly mad!!) But the truth of the matter…
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Training with Becky Moody - Stepping Sideways

International Dressage Rider Becky Moody shares a simple schooling exercise that’s suitable for all levels. Watch the video below I call this exercise ‘Leg Yield – Head on the Boards’. This is a great exercise to teach inexperienced…
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Training with Ben Hobday - Balancing Act

International event rider, Ben Hobday, talks us through a useful training exercise that riders of all levels can use. Watch the video below. Balancing Act When jumping a full course of show jumps, keeping a horse in balance in the correct…
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A simple training aid to improve your riding seat - Symmetry Straps

So, what is 'the correct seat'? International rider, trainer and FEI judge, Judy Harvey explains, "The rider's seat remaining in balance over the centre of gravity is critical in effective horsemanship. To achieve this, the rider's leg…