Sprenger Dynamic RS Loose Snaffle SENSOGAN Review

Sprenger Dynamic RS Loose Ring Snaffle SENSOGAN Review

Sprenger Dynamic RS Loose Ring Snaffle SENSOGAN Review The Sprenger Dynamic RS Loose Ring Snaffle SENSOGAN gives soft but very effective signals for a better contact between horse and rider. All of the Sprenger bits in the Dynamic RS bit range are ergonomically designed to sit flat, allowing for a balanced effect on the tongue. The shape also prevents pressure to the palate and supports the contact to the corners of the mouth in an extremely effective may, encouraging the horse to soften and relax into the contact. The mouthpiece…

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Equine First Aid Kit Essentials

equine first aid kit essentials

Equine First Aid Kit Essentials We’ve all been there, we’ve reached for our horse first aid kit only to realise the bandage we thought we had, we actually don’t. The list of items you can add into a first aid kit is almost endless, and a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing the essentials. It’s good practice to regularly check and restock your kit, not only because item’s will have been used, but for other reasons such as products that have perished or become out of date. Here we…

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How to Build the Perfect Horse Stable

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How to Build the Perfect Horse Stable Your horses are like family members, which means you want to make sure they have every creature comfort. A substantial part of making your horse feel at home is creating a great home for them! If you have the land and money ready to go, it is time to create a stable you’d be comfortable spending a night in, one that feels like home. Check out these tips and tricks that every horse owner needs to know before breaking ground! Work With Professionals…

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Safety in the Saddle: Learning to Ride

Safety in the Saddle Coaching

Safety in the Saddle: Learning to Ride Written by Cheryl Johns, Owner & Founder of LiveryList Safety when learning to ride a horse extends beyond wearing a riding hat that fits, alongside the correct footwear. Insurance, qualifications and regulations should also be considered when choosing a suitable riding establishment, instructor or coach for you or your child. Taking all of this for granted may mean the difference between discovering the pleasure of riding to being put off, or even bucked off! Equally, those who provide an honest and reputable service…

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When a School Trip Inspires a New Hobby

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When a School Trip Inspires a New Hobby 12-year-old Roo Hirons from the Isle of Wight had often asked to go horse riding but with lockdown restrictions and family commitments, Roo’s mum Helen had not managed to make it happen. When Roo came home from school one day excited at being given the choice to either go surfing or horse riding, for Roo it wasn’t a difficult decision and he jumped at the chance to go horse riding. Roo attends The Einstein Centre as he is autistic and has Sensory…

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Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker Review

Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker

Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker Review The Enduro Labs Equine Fitness Tracker was in for review this month. Testing and monitoring the fitness of our horses, we put the equine fitness tracker through its paces to give you the low-down on this innovative product. About Enduro Labs Enduro Labs is an equestrian brand with a vision to bring accessible health and training data into the field of equestrianism. Supporting training goals and overall welfare of horses throughout their working life, the data collected by Enduro Labs’ technology can be utilised…

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Horses as Teachers

Horses as teachers article

Horses as Teachers – written by Rosie Withey, https://rosiewithey.co.uk/ Time spent with horses leaves people feeling refreshed, but do you know that due to their calming presence, we can actually learn a lot from them? As prey animals, horses are more sensitive to emotions as well as their environment, and can often sense how we are feeling even before we realise it ourselves. They may act as a mirror responding to our emotions, e.g by moving toward or away from us. In equine facilitated learning, a coach or therapist uses these reactions to…

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Equine Asthma – Is Your Horse Coughing? The time to take action is now!

Three horses, a gray, a bay, and a chestnut grazing in a pasture with a split-rail fence and trees in the background on a sunny day.

Equine Asthma – Is Your Horse Coughing? The time to take action is now! Prevention of airway problems is the best way to protect your horse, but when not successful, what is next? Early intervention is paramount when dealing with the irreversible disease, equine asthma, commonly referred to as heaves, RAO or IAD. Equine asthma starts off with a hypersensitivity reaction to particles in the air (e.g., dust, mould). These particles cause inflammation in the airways and restrict airflow. Heaves is now called severe equine asthma as the horse will…

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Horsebox Finance

Horsebox Finance

Horsebox Finance **Sponsored Horsebox finance can be a very confusing subject. We hope this article provided by Kingsgate Equestrian Finance will help explain how it works and what might be best for you. We will cover; Who can get finance? How does it work? What products are available? What information is required? What might be best for me? Who can get Horsebox Finance? Anyone can whether you are an individual, trade as a sole trader, partnership or a limited company. Don’t be put off if you have been refused finance…

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Covalliero Launch Quilted Hoodie and Jacket for Children

Covalliero Launch Quilted Hoodie and Jacket for Children With spring officially sprung, Covalliero has announced the launch of two new items for children aimed at keeping them warm when riding, or down the stable yard. New Covalliero Children’s Hoodie Jacket The Covalliero Children’s Hoodie Jacket is the ideal solution when an extra layer is needed on cooler days and chilly evenings. The fashionable design features a hood with adjustable drawstring cord and a two-way zip which makes this a practical hoodie for riding in. With two handwarmer pockets at the front…

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5 Benefits Of Buying A Horse Rug

Benefits to buying a horse rug

5 Benefits Of Buying A Horse Rug A horse rug is a protective covering that a horse wears in various situations. Generally, it protects the horse’s body and is usually secured in place around the underside. Aside from keeping the animal warm during cold weather, horse rugs have various uses—even during hot, summer days. Horse rugs are available in various forms and colours. Some of these rugs protect their entire body, including the neck, while others just cover their main flank. There are also brightly-coloured or reflective rugs to help…

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Best Body Protectors for Horse Riding

Best body protectors for horse ridingBest body protectors for horse riding

Best Body Protectors for Horse Riding Buying a body protector is an important aspect of safety for horse riding. Horse riding disciplines such as eventing and cross country require the use of a body protector for safety. Many horse riders choose to wear a body protector for their daily rides to prevent their body from serious injury should an unfortunate incident occur. A body protector will help to reduce the impact of a fall and help to protect the delicate parts of the body such as the rib cage, back…

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Cheval Liberté Touring Country with Built-in Tack Room Fits the Bill

Cheval Liberté Touring Country with Built-in Tack Room Fits the Bill

Cheval Liberté Touring Country with Built-in Tack Room Fits the Bill **Advertorial** If you are looking for a trailer that is designed with your horse’s comfort in mind, as well as ease of towing for you, then the new Cheval Liberté Touring Country with built-in tack room fits the bill perfectly. The Touring Country is a double horse trailer without the compromises. It offers many features that will benefit both your horse while travelling, and you, the driver. Key Features Large, built-in tack room: with facilities to store tack, equipment,…

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Equine Spa Breaks in Devon

Equine spa Breaks Devon Equine Hydrotherapy Spa

Equine Spa Breaks in Devon Equine Spa Breaks set to be a hit in 2021! While 2020 wasn’t exactly the best year for holidays or spa breaks, 2021 is already gearing up to be a great getaway for horses! So why not treat your best friend to a few days of TLC while you explore the Devon countryside. Devon Equine Hydrotherapy Spa opened its doors in January 2020 and many sports and leisure horses have experienced the therapeutic benefits of the hydrotherapy treatments available. Situated in a beautiful private nature…

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Jim Hollander Talks Adventure, Family and Photography

Jim Hollander PIZARRA TO PAMPLONA - 1973

Jim Hollander Talks Adventure, Family and Photography Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes Jim Hollander’s work has taken him to hotspots of conflict all around the globe including Ethiopia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Liberia, Iraq, Kosovo and the Persian Gulf as well as to the heart of Olympic and FEI sport. Award-winning photographer, Jim Hollander, has worked for UPI and Reuters, and was appointed Staff Photographer for EPA covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories in 2003. He has seen a lot in his 71 years. But one of the most treasured…

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Tara’s Top Tips to Fight Festive Fatigue

Tara’s Top Tips to Fight Festive Fatigue

Tara’s Top Tips to Fight Festive Fatigue   In the second of a series of articles, mindset and marketing guru, Tara Best, Founder and Director of Tara Punter PR, shares her top tips to avoid overwhelm, burnout and festive fatigue on the run-up to a very different Christmas. Missed article one on Unlocking Your Potential with Mindset? You can find it here … 2020 has been the strangest year. We’ve faced lockdown restrictions, had to adjust to a new way of living, and yet we somehow still find ourselves in…

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Black Friday Deals for the Equestrian Community

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals for the Equestrian Community It’s that time of year again when retailers, and other related equestrian businesses, eagerly roll out their Black Friday deals. In this feature, we narrow the focus to deliver to you a selection of top Black Friday deals to help you save a little money this Christmas – or maybe even get the chance to treat yourself …   DVR Equestrian 20% Off ‘DVR Equestrian is offering a fabulous 20% off the entire site for the whole of Black Friday weekend! Dates: From…

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Lucinda Green’s Top Tips for Getting Back in the Saddle After Lockdown

Lucinda Green's Top Tips

Lucinda Green’s Top Tips for Getting Back in the Saddle After Lockdown This month we welcome eventing superstar, Lucinda Green MBE to talk about climbing back into the saddle after lockdown. For many of us, our horses have taken a break from competition this year and whilst some choose to give them rest over the next few months, a number will continue to keep their horses fit throughout the winter months, in preparation for what we hope will be a good spring. For a few, this may mean bringing our…

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Feeding For Condition During The Winter Months

HORSEHage Feeding for Condition over Winter

Feeding For Condition During The Winter Months **Sponsored Post** Feeding horses to keep them in the best possible condition can be difficult over the colder months if we have a picky horse or one with a poor appetite. Dependant on age, breed and workload, horses naturally tend to carry different proportions of fat and muscle and it’s important we ensure our horse’s diet provides the appropriate calories to maintain a healthy weight, whilst, alongside correct work, giving them the building blocks for muscle development. Condition scoring is a useful tool…

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Safety Tips For Dogs at the Stables 

Safety tips for dogs

Safety Tips For Dogs at the Stables  Practical safety tips for dogs at the stables and around horses. Guest Post. The dog, horse, and human relationship ties have been healthy for many years. Humans who rear horses tend to have dogs alongside them, and it has always been a perfect match. As a dog and horse enthusiast, you could be thinking about introducing your dog to the stable. However, you could also have several questions about how to safely go about the introduction of a dog to the stable yard. This…

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Donna Harrison October Blog – Candy’s Visit to The Vet

Donna Harrison October Blog – Candy’s Visit to The Vet Happy Autumn to all of our readers.  More changes have been made for us all this month, with Boris introducing his three-tier system for COVID-19. How well the second lockdown will work I don’t know, but I’m sure that we’ll all get through it. Many questions are running through our minds at the moment; Can we compete?  Do we only stay local?  Can we cross the borders?  On a personal note, I think that it’s best to stay at home…

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Best MSM For Horses

Best MSM for Horses

Best MSM For Horses The best MSM for horses may not be what first comes to mind. Although an MSM horse supplement is a fantastic supportive compound with a large role to play in exercise recovery and musculoskeletal health, did you know it’s but its potential benefits can be increased with complimentary compounds? We took a closer look at MSM equine supplements and what they can do for your horse! What Is MSM? Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for horses is a common supplement, usually found in or as an equine joint supplement.…

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Personalised Horse Themed Gifts for Christmas

Personalised Horse Themed Gifts for Christmas

Personalised Horse Themed Gifts for Christmas Personalised Horse Themed Gifts: Christmas 2021 is approaching, with many of us now well underway with present shopping for friends, family and loved ones. This week’s Christmas Gift Guide concentrates on personalised gifts for the horse lover in you life. Personalised Wild Horse Messenger Bag £14.99, luvponies.com >> Shop now An over-shoulder messenger bag ready for personalisation with red vinyl. Plenty of space for files and a lunchbox inside. Dimensions: 34cm x 8cm x 40cm

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Overview: The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy the Fox the Mole and the Horse front cover

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse – an Overview The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse is a beautiful book written by Artist, Charlie Mackesy – who from the outset, sets the expectation of his own beliefs, that pictures and drawings do more than freeze a moment in time. The illustrated journey brings hope in uncertain times, much like 2020 the book will resonate in the reader’s mind. ‘You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love’…

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Tips for Anxious Horses on Bonfire Night

anxious horses on bonfire night

Tips for Anxious Horses on Bonfire Night Here are 5 Top Tips for anxious horses to help manage fright this Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night fireworks can be fun for some when organised in a way that safety is considered for all – including animals in the surrounding areas. However, as many horse owners know, the week leading up to, alongside the night itself (and thereafter) can be a very unpleasant experience for both human and equine. With COVID persisting, and the lockdown imminent, fear and worry is more so relevant…

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