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Why take up Horse...

January is upon us again. It is a time for resolutions, for planning and for many it is a time for self-improvement. We hear so much in the media and from the world health organisation about the National obesity problem and about the need to help people t...

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Festival Fever is on...

As the cold of winter sets in, all of the pieces are moving and forming into the picture that will become the 2017 Cheltenham Festival in a couple of months time. The Christmas period always provides a whole bunch of insights and clues as to the likely co...

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Davina Gray – eventing...

It’s 5.45am and as the alarm goes I can hear the wind howling and it’s pitch dark outside.  I am  fighting the urge to hit snooze, but Tyrella is in 2 weeks time and the pony needs to be exercised! Welcome to the world of an amateur eventer! So,...

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WHEN TO SAY NO?

I recently read a really good article about training young horses. The author was discussing the Importance of not ‘kicking the can down the road’ when you run into difficulties with your horse. The main theme of the article was that avoidance...

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Horses, punishment and New...

New Years resolutions. Is there a need? Life is punishing enough without willfully torturing yourself in the spirit of ‘new beginnings’. Anyway, everyone else is at it so we had better take a look. Resolve is an excellent quality. Being able t...

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Preparing for success –...

Off-season for eventers can seem to last a lifetime but then all of a sudden, the first event is upon us and we find ourselves wondering what we really achieved over the winter months. For me, it’s important that I plan my winter training like I wou...

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HorsePlay.ie supporting the Irish...

The Irish Horse Welfare Trust recently announced the launch of its new website at www.ihwt.ie and we’re delighted to have sponsored the build of this new site! The website has been especially designed and delivered by Irish equestrian marketing agency H...

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Feeding Horses in Winter

Unless your horse is stabled year-round, feeding horses in winter requires a somewhat different approach than feeding in summer. Lisa Elliott – equine nutritionist at Smart Horse Nutrition – gives us some insights into best feed our horses in wint...

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5 tips to ensure...

As the nights get colder and the frost greets us in the morning, we need to seriously consider the health care of our horses over this festive season. It’s all too easy for horses to lose weight, or develop skin conditions that could be relatively easil...

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Mud Rash in horses...

With Ireland’s largely mild and usually wet winters, mud fever is unfortuantely all too prevalent in this country. Given that most horse owners have to face and treat it at some stage, it’s important to know exactly what mud fever is, what cau...