Are you feeding your horse a balanced diet?
Nov30

Are you feeding your horse a balanced diet?

What is Forage Analysis – and how it can help? by Sally Tobinne We all know feeding horses can be a complete nightmare! How many times have you spoken with your horsey friend only for the conversation to end up with the inevitable “I’ve just changed Dobbin onto such and such feed, but he still doesn’t seem right?” “Flash doesn’t like his feed and won’t eat it” “Trigger is losing weight again” – and so it goes on..! Horse-owners...

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Equido – Contact
Nov29

Equido – Contact

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI BscES All equestrians will know this word and it immediately conjures up an image of taking up the reins and putting a tension on the horses’ mouth. This tension varies from the slightest pressure to making the horse “smile” with the pull involved. However, contact means far more than this and should be applied in many more situations. How we communicate with each other, with our horses, even with...

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Parading with pride!
Nov28

Parading with pride!

To get your horsey fix over the festive season, how about ‘All The Queens Horses’ at The London New Year’s Day Parade? Amongst jugglers, cheerleaders, acrobats, clowns and marching bands, the parade also features three teams of riders and 75 horses. Invited for selection from all over the UK and travelling from as far afield as Belgium to appear in this annual event, the riders range from just six years old through to late seventies...

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Straight from the horse’s mouth
Nov28

Straight from the horse’s mouth

By Kathy Carter We scour the equestrian world for news and views on nutrition and veterinary matters, to give you the latest information. Rusty’s clone is under saddle Scientists have been cloning vegetables for years to create the strongest, most aesthetically attractive specimens – so it was only a matter of time before it became commonplace in the animal kingdom. The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body for...

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If you are trading you require cover!
Nov27

If you are trading you require cover!

by Laura Swinnerton of Equine Insurance Broker Equestrian World Insurance Services Quote: “I am a Freelance Instructor but might give the occasional lesson using one of my own horses – what cover do I need for this?” It is common practice for many riders to offer lessons to their equestrian peers, either as part of their full-time occupation or on an occasional basis to earn some extra income. Insurance cover is available for...

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