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Equine Body Condition Score...

Is your horse overweight, underweight, or just about right? Weight loss is a common cause of worry for horse owners. However, significant weight gain should be of similar concern and we are finding all too many horses carrying far too much weight. An ove...

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Cooley Rorkes Drift and...

Jonty Evans is known as one of the nicest men in eventing, and it seems only fitting that he also happens to ride one of the nicest horses in eventing. Cooley Rorkes Drift announced himself in no uncertain terms at the start of 2015 when winning the Aldon...

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Training for the jump...

Riding a winning jump off round is something that takes skill, practice and nerves of steel.  Do you opt for a fast pace and accept that you won’t be quite as fast on the turns, or do you take it a little steadier to allow you to shave off second...

Watch Adele’s ‘Hello’ Equestrian...

I think every horse owner / rider can relate to this! Unless you’re lucky enough to have a full time groom that does all the running around for you! We hope you all enjoy this perfect horse parody!  Share on Facebook if you can relate!

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Equine Cushing’s Syndrome

This is a 20-year-old pony that was presented at Greenmount Equine Hospital with a history of weight loss but no decrease in appetite, abnormal hair growth and a few episodes of laminitis. Could you guess what condition this pony suffers from? Could you l...

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New Year Resolutions we...

1. I CAN walk and poop at the same time. I can, I can, I can. 2. I will NOT stop and poop or urinate every time I pass the same spot in the arena. 3. I will NOT leave when my rider falls off. 4. My stable is NOT my litter box. When I have free access to m...

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On Target – training...

Joseph Murphy is one of Ireland’s most successful event riders and has trained many young horses to the highest level in this demanding sport. With cross country courses becoming ever more technical, ‘arrow heads’ and ‘skinnies’ now feature at a...

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Record breaker on track...

Alice Dunsdon is a happy girl. Fresh from her incredible trip to the Adelaide International 4* with her horse Fernhill Present (aka Hilly), she is on the brink of making history. Thirty-year-old Alice, from Guildford in Surrey, runs a small but select str...

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Get the basics right

They say in the world of sport “get the basics right “. This, I believe, is also very true in the world of showjumping. With this in mind, I want to share with you a very simple but effective exercise. I use this exercise sometimes in the warm...