Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform …

Scott Brash MBE with horses and dog

Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform … Did you know Olympic showjumper and well respected equestrian Scott Brash MBE has been busy during lockdown building a training platform to help riders like you with training at home? In this article, Scott talks about how the idea of the training app came about, what to expect as a member, his future aspirations for the platform and more. Experts in their field know that giving back to those who aspire to become better at what they do gives people…

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Bit Focus: Sprenger Dynamic RS

Sprenger Dynamic RS

Sprenger Dynamic RS **promotional content** The Sprenger Dynamic RS bit has been developed to help horses that are having problems developing a ridden contact. More often than not, young or green horses may develop resistance in this area as riders find it difficult to establish a contact when being ridden. After all the necessary checks have been done to rule out problems such as a sore back, teeth, poorly fitting tack, diet etc, then the choice of bit is a good area to consider. Bit recommendation The Sprenger Dynamic RS…

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Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life?

Research suggests introducing mild exercise in young foals can help reduce the chance of lower leg fractures later in life

Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are evaluating the long-term effects of a moderately strenuous exercise plan on bone development in foals. Lower-leg fractures are a major welfare concern in horses that race or jump competitively, but they can happen in any horse. Understanding the impact of early exercise on growing horses – most horses don’t reach complete skeletal maturity until…

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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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Preparing for Your First Medium Dressage Test with Sara Malpass

First Medium Dressage Test Preparation with Sarah Malpas

Preparing for Your First Medium Dressage Test with Sara Malpass In this article international dressage rider and instructor, Sara Malpass delivers tips on how to prepare for your first medium dressage test by explaining more on the movements expected at this level, alongside uncovering some common mistakes made. Guest Author: Sara Malpass Stepping up to ‘Medium’ in dressage is really exciting as it brings about some exciting new movements, like the half pass for example – which is also seen at the top levels of dressage. This, however, can also…

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RiderCise Exercise Programmes to Get Riding Fit

RiderCise

RiderCise Exercise Programmes to Get Riding Fit RiderCise looks to get riders fit to improve their own ‘way of going’ to ultimately help horses when under saddle… Looking to get riding fit, but not sure where to start? As riders, it’s important to work on our own fitness levels to improve our ability in the saddle. RiderCise exercise programmes offer the rider the ability to work on fitness and to tone the right areas needed for stability AND ability in the saddle, which ultimately increases the performance of the horse.…

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Empowered Equestrian Coach Training Online Course Now Available

Dr Tracey Cole, the UK’s leading equestrian-focused NLP, Time Line Therapy and hypnotherapy coach, is pleased to announce that her highly-popular Empowered Equestrian Coach Training

Empowered Equestrian Coach Training now available as an online course Dr Tracey Cole, the UK’s leading equestrian-focused NLP, Time Line Therapy and hypnotherapy coach, is pleased to announce that her highly-popular Empowered Equestrian Coach Training is now available as a distance learning course. Launched earlier this year, this unique programme aims to equip riding instructors and coaches with NLP certification and mindset tools to take their business to the next level. Participants on the Empowered Equestrian™ Coach Training (which costs £1997.00 and can be paid in instalments) will achieve 4…

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William Fox-Pitt to Deliver Cross Country Training Clinic

William Fox-Pitt cross country training clinic image of cross country jump

William Fox-Pitt to Deliver Cross Country Training Clinic Olympic Event rider, William Fox-Pitt, will no doubt be welcoming clients from far and wide during his cross country training clinic on Saturday 19th July 2020. Hosted by Chisel House, Blanford, the clinic will focus on training for improving the lower leg position, cross country markers and making the most out of angles. Horse and rider combinations that train and compete at levels BE90, 100 and Novice are welcome. Each clinic will last around 75 minutes and is available to book in…

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Is Hacking As Good As Turnout?

Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund - Fun out hacking

Is Hacking As Good As Turnout? Is hacking as good as turnout? Hacking and turnout for your horse are somewhat similar, in terms of benefits. They both involve being outdoors, providing mental stimulation that you just can’t get in the arena. But for those who struggle with accessing turnout, or don’t enjoy hacking, can one replace the other? The Benefits of Hacking and Turnout Training The addition of both turnout and hacking add some variety into the horse’s routine. Hacking diversifies ridden routine, as a change from doing endless loops…

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How to Leg Yield Your Horse

how to leg yield with Alex Harrison

How to Leg Yield Your Horse In this article, you can learn how to leg yield your horse with D&H Brand Ambassador, Alex Harrison. The article covers what the lateral movement is, primary aids, exercises to incorporate leg yield and common problems. What is leg yield and what is the purpose of the movement? Leg yield is typically the first form of lateral movement that would be introduced in a horses training. Although it is only required in Elementary tests leg-yield is arguably one of the most important lateral movements.…

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Improving Your Core Strength for Stability in the Saddle

Core Strength

Improving Your Core Strength for Stability in the Saddle with Help from, Harriet Morris-Baumber Rider Training :: Everything Horse There’s never been a better opportunity to fine-tune your riding skills than now, while we are all forced to stay on-site due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we take a look at the riders core strength with event rider, Harriet Morris-Baumber. As riders, we are becoming increasingly aware of our own fitness and the impact it has on our ability in the saddle, alongside the performance of the…

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Systematic Training – The Key to Success

Systematic training usually involves sticking with the same trainer. Photo Credit Iain B Photography

Systematic Training Feature with Harriet Morris-Baumber On winning Badminton 2019, Piggy French was quoted as saying: “This shows that if you have a system and work hard, dreams can come true.” This is a philosophy that event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, not only lives by herself but also instils in her clients. “Systematic training, hard work and consistency are the foundations for any successful partnership and once a training programme is developed, it must be given time pay off.” said Harriet. What is Systematic Training? Systematic training usually involves…

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Exercises for an Ex-Racehorse

Exercises for an Ex-Racehorse

Exercises for an Ex-Racehorse with Victoria Bax Courtesy of Aloeride, the natural, organic aloe vera supplement for horses, we spoke to Victoria Bax, a professional event rider who specialises in producing ex-racehorses for eventing to ask Victoria which exercises she recommends. First Things First After buying an ex-racer, I tend to turn them away and give them a period of time off work in order to relax and be a horse. I do this because many have skipped that crucial period due to their training starting early on in their…

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NEW Pay Monthly for Arena Mirrors

Pay Monthly for Arena Mirrors

NEW Pay Monthly for Arena Mirrors option with Mirrors for Training  Mirrors for Training have announced they now offer a PAY MONTHLY option on all installations.  With the buy now pay later *(subject to status), you can add this important training aid without any hassle and create the perfect professional training arena for you and your horses! Mirrors for training offer uniquely designed arena mirrors that benefit both horse and rider. Each mirror is 8ft x 4ft x 6mm and is safety backed to British Standard (the safety backing ensures…

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Top Lunging Equipment for Horses

lunging equipment for horses

Top Lunging Equipment for Horses last update 08/07/2020 Following on from our article on lunging, here we feature top lunging equipment for horses that our team (and friends who own) have used and would recommend. The list isn’t exhaustive and there are more items to consider, however, we’ve rounded up our top ‘must-have’ items here. Lunging is supposed to be simple, quick and effective, so before reaching for every item in the tack room consider how you can best get the job done without it taking longer than needed. Shires…

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Lunging a Horse, Back to the Basics with Everything Horse

Lunging a horse top tips and non riding exercises with Everything Horse. image credit SG Sports Horses

Lunging a Horse, Back to the Basics with Everything Horse In this feature, we focus on the first steps of lunging a horse or pony. These simple ‘back to the basics’ tips will help you and your horse on the way to a productive training session. Lunging a Horse  Lunging a horse can be very rewarding, it is also a good starting point for any young horse’s training. Another good reason to lunge your horse is to assess their way of going, or perhaps when time is limited and your…

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Top 10 Tips for a Young Horse’s Training Schedule

Top 10 Tips for a Young Horse’s Training Schedule with Steph Gumn

Top 10 Tips for a Young Horse’s Training Schedule with Steph Gumn This month young horse producer and coach, Steph Gumn, has provided us with a ‘top 10 tips’ feature focussing on the young horse’s training schedule.  Staffordshire based Steph, who has a wealth of expertise in the field, focusses on education, recuperation, and progress. Steph’s Top 10 Tips Feed for the work you’ve done, not the work you plan to do. With young horses, the correct feed can make the difference between a productive training session and feeling frustrated.…

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Young Horse Training with Harriet Morris-Baumber

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. A young horse needs lots of practice competitions before the real thing.

This month, for our young horse training feature, event rider and trainer Harriet Morris-Baumber offers readers her top tips when training a young horse. Young Horse Training with Harriet Morris-Baumber If you have got a young horse with bags of potential how do you ensure that you harness this talent in the right way to produce a well-rounded horse that is a pleasure to compete? Event rider and trainer Harriet Morris-Baumber has a wealth of experience in training young horses for herself to compete and when coaching her clients. Producing…

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Why EVERYTHING With Horses Is Done From The Left

Why Everything With Horses Is Done From The Left Ever wonder why everything with horses is done from the left? Starting every task from the left-hand side of our horse’s has been drilled into our routine ever since you have began to ride or handle horses. Leading from the left. Tacking up from the left. Grooming from the left. Although we carry out this routine, have you ever stopped to wonder why everything with horses is done from the left? Instincts Horses have monocular vision, as their eyes are placed…

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Training with Ros Canter on Jumping at Home

Ros Canter Riding Alister B at Badminton 2017

Training with Ros Canter on Jumping at Home Here, FEI World Number One Event Rider – Ros Canter, shares her insight into jumping at home to improve your skills and prepare for a competition courtesy of her sponsor Equipe. LAST year saw Ros take third place at Badminton and Luhmuhlen Horse Trials and become World Champion after taking Individual and Team Eventing Gold Medals at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina, USA. Explains Ros: Start warming up with a small show jump, both horse and rider must be looking…

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Cross Country Training – Jumping Ditches with Harriet Morris-Baumber

Training Jumping ditches - To introduce your horse to a trakehner use a showjumping pole above the ditch.

Cross Country Training – Jumping Ditches with Harriet Morris-Baumber In the first of a two-part eventing series, trainer and event rider, Harriet Morris-Baumber, offers advice on jumping ditches. Ditches appear on every cross-country course, from grassroots level through to 5* events, with the depth and width increasing as you move up through the levels. For some horse and rider combinations, that hole in the ground can prove a daunting challenge and they are notoriously difficult to replicate in training. Ditches that have a clearly defined edge or are not sunk…

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Tackling Skinny Fences with Harriet Morris-Baumber

Skinny fences come in a variety of forms, including a skinny brush. Photo Credit; Iain B Photography

Tackling Skinny Fences with Harriet Morris-Baumber A skinny fence can strike fear into the hearts of some riders, and course builders love to throw in this technical challenge to test how accurate your riding is, along with your ability to keep the horse straight. Event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber is used to negotiating these types of fences when she is competing herself and instructs her clients on the best way to tackle skinny fences, which can be one of the most common causes of a run-out. Skinny fences come…

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Tips for Improving Horse and Rider Straightness with Caroline Harris

Tips for Improving Horse and Rider Straightness with Caroline Harris We asked British event rider Caroline Harris to demonstrate a few exercises to improve both horse and rider straightness. On a wet, grey day in October, at the end of the eventing season, Caroline’s competition string horses were away enjoying a well-deserved break at grass. So, she is shown here, demonstrating the exercises on two horses at very different stages of their careers.  The first is D-Day, a 4 year old eventer who had just arrived, complete with furry coat…

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Rein & Shine seeks sponsorship to offer FREE equine-assisted learning to autistic children

Rein & Shine seeks sponsorship to offer FREE equine-assisted learning to autistic children

Rein & Shine seeks sponsorship to offer FREE equine-assisted learning to autistic children On May 7th, 2018, Hoof Club, part of Rein and Shine equestrian centre in North Wiltshire, is offering free equine-assisted learning for autistic children in support of the National Autistic Society (NAS). Hoof Club is running this event for the benefit of the community on a not for profit basis and is seeking help from local companies and the community to help fund it. Any profits will be donated to the National Autistic Society. A JustGiving page…

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Ideal Combined Training Series proving a big hit

Ideal Combined Training Series - Sophia Maston who will be heading to the Final with her mother’s horse Solitaire

Ideal Combined Training Series proving a big hit with riders around the country. Do you have what it takes to become Champion?   A total of 13 out of the 19 qualifying dates for the British Dressage Ideal Saddles Combined Training Series Championship Series have now been completed. So far, 104 grassroots riders have won the prestigious ‘qualification ticket’ to the March National Championship Final, with 48 places still to be fought for. Tests have been taking place up and down the country at Prelim and Novice level, with showjumping from…

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