Brave Boyd better now
Oct29

Brave Boyd better now

A six-year-old pony called Boyd is on the search for a home after intensive rehabiliation at Blue Cross rehoming centre in Rolleston has finally paid off. Boyd was one of a number of horses rescued from a farm in South Wales in April 2011. All were severely underweight and Boyd also had a matted lice infested coat. He had not experienced much contact with people so was very nervous and frightened when he arrived. Kath Urwin, Blue...

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Clipping
Oct27

Clipping

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The clip you choose for your horse must be relevant to the amount of work he does and what suits your circumstances best. Types of Clip Full Clip – Commonly used on horses and ponies that are expected to carry on working hard throughout the winter. The full clip removes the entire coat except for a small triangle above the tail and a very narrow strip below the roots of the mane. The Hunter...

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Four ways to school your horse when hacking
Oct25

Four ways to school your horse when hacking

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI When taking your horse out for a ride, there are plenty of chances to school and train him, to help maintain his suppleness and obedience. With the following suggestions, always assess the conditions and safety of your location; quiet country lanes and bridleways are ideal. 1. Halting It is a necessity that your horse halts at a road junction immediately when asked, so simple ‘walk to halt transitions’ must...

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Hack Cam
Oct24

Hack Cam

Gizapaw have introduced a new sleeve that has been designed to encourage motorists to drive safely around horses. The reflective and hi-vis tail sleeve and tabard promotes the idea of safety not only through warning, but also by recording via a small attachable camera. The tabards and tail sleeves are available with either “Smile You’re on Camera” or “Please Pass Wide & Slow”. Both of these slogans...

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A Career in Saddle Fitting
Oct23

A Career in Saddle Fitting

Question: I have worked in the equestrian industry for some time and was thinking about becoming a saddle fitter, what would I need to do to become a Qualified Saddle Fitter that is recognised by the Society of Master Saddlers? Answer: The Society of Master Saddlers replies: If you are a member or employed by a member of BETA or the Society of Master Saddlers (SMS), BHS instructor, chartered physiotherapist or other equestrian...

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